Pleasure Beach's decision to go down the pay to enter route has seen some
changes to this ride. The closure of several entrance areas saw some of the
stations of this ride close leaving only 1 left. This makes it a purely
scenic ride, rather than a functional one.
This goes some way to account for
the size of the ride, if your expecting just a short round trip you'd be
wrong, the ride encircles almost the whole park.
This does lead to an interesting tour.
I'm not quite sure how to rate it, as
I feel as an enthusiast there are parts I'm going to be more
than a typical visitor. Parts of it feel like a backstage tour, as you go
along the structure of the Big One and the upper levels of the
Globe theatre and around the back to see some parts of the Grand National
you wouldn't normally see walking around the park. It would be good if the
ride had some commentary with it to inform people about the park, especially
the more historic areas.
much you want to ride it ultimately depends on how interested you are in
seeing some of the things previously listed. If your not the long length of
the ride and the lack of spectacular views make this one to skip. If you are
interested though it's well worth taking time out to do this ride.