Thursday, April 25, 2013

New Wallace and Gromit Ride Open at Blackpool

England's Blackpool Pleasure Beach has opened a new dark ride named Wallace and Gromit's Thrill-O-Matic.  The ride is based on the short films that feature the adventures of the two characters and replaced the park's Gold Mine ride.

Here's a video of the attraction:

If you feel like you have no idea what you just saw, join the club. I really have no knowledge of the characters though, and the ride seems to just replicate scenes from their adventures instead of try to follow one cohesive story. So in that vein the confusion makes some sense I suppose as things jump around an awful lot.

A great part of the ride is so dark that it does not translate to being recorded, but I did catch a couple of scenes and I'm sure riders will always remember the encounter with the Were-Rabbit at the end!

Confusing or not, it's always fun to see a new dark ride pop up - and the park did spend a nice chunk of change on this one as well.  I'm sure they'll at least make that back from the merchandise shop at the exit!