It's with great sadness to report that after 60 years of operation Blackpool's Wild Mouse is no more. On January 8, 2018 the park announced the permanent closure and dismantling of this historic roller coaster.
The first major ride to be added to Pleasure Beach Blackpool after World War II was this wooden Wild Mouse in 1958. A rare surviving example of the wooden variety, it was one of only four left in the world when it closed. Wild Mouse was not for the faint of heart. Designed by Frank Wright and modified by the Velere Brothers in the early 60s, the Wild Mouse is an extreme ride consisting of a big drop, tight switchback turns, and a couple of dips. Riders rode in individual cars, seated two inline in a single row.
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1960s – Wild Mouse layout was modified by the Velare Brothers.
2008 – Wild Mouse reopened for summer after a major renovation that began in November 2007.
November 4, 2017 – Final day of operation
Individual car has one row each, seating two inline per row.
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 52 inches tall
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