Blackpool Pleasure Beach has announced a thrill new ride for 2015 – Red Arrows Sky Force.
Working with the world famous Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, Blackpool Pleasure Beach have created the first ever ride themed around the much loved British institution.
Commenting on the announcement, Deputy Managing Director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Nick Thompson, said, “We cannot wait to launch our new ride for the 2015 season. We are the first amusement park in the UK to work with the Red Arrows on such an exciting project and we know it will be something unique for thrill-seekers to experience.”
Managing Director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Amanda Thompson OBE, added, “The Red Arrows are a British institution so it was a perfect fit for the UK’s number one amusement park to work with them. They are an amazing sight to see when they are in the skies and I am certain our new ride will give our guests a unique thrill they will want to experience again and again.”
Set to open to the public in Spring 2015, the new 72ft high 12-seater ride will allow “pilots” to take control of their planes, in a thrilling, spinning, gliding 360-degree display.
Themed in Red Arrows livery, Red Arrows Sky Force features its own control tower and a dedicated a Red Arrows shop with exclusive merchandise and souvenirs designed for Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
“The Red Arrows have enjoyed a long association with Blackpool at the Pleasure Beach during the team’s 50-year history, ” said Squadron Leader Ruth Shackleton, Team Manager of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team. “The new Sky Force ride is a wonderful, and unique, means to continue this relationship and provides an exciting way for people to learn more about the Red Arrows, the Royal Air Force and the role the Service plays in protecting the UK. The team are also thrilled the ride will take pride of place adjacent to the Big One. It is also fantastic that the north west of England will get to enjoy and play host to a permanent Red Arrows experience.”