Can Anyone Remember the Planned Southend Scenic?
Do you remember, about five years ago, Adventure Island planned to build a scenic railway type coaster that went all along the park and over the pier? Can you remember what it was called?
If I recall correctly, they couldn't get planning permission to go over the pier. I just thought it's a great shame it didn't get built, as it probably would have been a fantastic ride. Just think: lots of drops, no loops. I think Southend still needs something like that.
I don't remember hearing about that...That would have been amazing.
Was it called The Swine???????
Thanks d_n_s_u. Oh, the SWINE... Southend WhIte kNuckle Enterprises. What a coaster. ;)
But no, I've remembered now. It was called... Pier Drop!
I don't think Pier Drop was ever planned to be a scenic railway... I'm not completely convinced it was ever actually planned at all! I know Adventure Island looked in to the possibility of going over / under the pier, with different ideas from different manufacturers (even B&M!) but it never reached the next stage.
The Swine would have been built and operated by a company called Epic World Leisure, nothing to do with AI, but Epic didn't have any money the first time round when it was approved and still didn't when they re-applied and got turned down a few years ago - still claiming it would be built by Arrow.
Oy! Talk about Pier pressure...;)