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Was there a Littlehampton Mouse?

Posted: 9/4/02 at 3:53:26 PM
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My boss watched the Ultimate Rollercoaster documentary the other day. It led him to recall a ride he had on a wild mouse on the south coast of England, somewhere near Arundel Castle, he thinks, probably Littlehampton.

He remembers it crossing the road or going out to sea or something. Do any of you know of a mouse that used to be in this area of the south coast? I'd love to see pictures of it too. We have a net connection at work, so I can show him it.

Thanks.

Re: Was there a Littlehampton Mouse? by ChrisTPG at 9/4/02 4:26:01 PM

Yes - it was my first coaster and I was absolutely terrified! Cant remember what it was like though but I burst in to tears when I got off lol.

> My boss watched the Ultimate Rollercoaster
> documentary the other day. It led him to recall a
> ride he had on a wild mouse on the south coast of
> England, somewhere near Arundel Castle, he
> thinks, probably Littlehampton.

> He remembers it crossing the road or going out to
> sea or something. Do any of you know of a mouse
> that used to be in this area of the south coast?
> I'd love to see pictures of it too. We have a net
> connection at work, so I can show him it.

> Thanks.

Re: Was there a Littlehampton Mouse? by Fraser Fraser Profile at 9/4/02 7:12:14 PM

Sigh...it's now a crazy golf course!

It also used to have kileer brakes before every dip. Ouch, it still hurts thinking about them.

Re: Was there a Littlehampton Mouse? by Graeme Graeme Profile at 9/5/02 12:54:39 PM

Amazing that two of you have been on it! But are there any pictures of this Beast around? I can search for it myself, of course. Was it called "Wild Mouse"? What was the amusement park called?

I'd really love to see a picture of it!

> Sigh...it's now a crazy golf course!

> It also used to have kileer brakes before every
> dip. Ouch, it still hurts thinking about them.

Re: Was there a Littlehampton Mouse? by Nick at 9/6/02 5:08:11 PM

The amusement park was Smarts Amusement Park (formerly Butlin's Amusement Park). The park is still going, as 'Harbour Park'. There is a link in the Joyland Books Directory.

Nick
> Amazing that two of you have been on it! But are
> there any pictures of this Beast around? I can
> search for it myself, of course. Was it called
> "Wild Mouse"? What was the amusement
> park called?

> I'd really love to see a picture of it!

Joyland Books

Re: Was there a Littlehampton Mouse? by Graeme Graeme Profile at 9/6/02 8:18:40 PM

Thanks. I've done a Google search, but I just don't think there's a picture of this mouse out there.

> The amusement park was Smarts Amusement Park
> (formerly Butlin's Amusement Park). The park is
> still going, as 'Harbour Park'. There is a link
> in the Joyland Books Directory.

> Nick

Re: Was there a Littlehampton Mouse? by Fraser Fraser Profile at 9/6/02 8:26:54 PM

You might be lucky and find an old Harbour Park brochure...that definitely had a mouse picture. Only...I don't think it was a mouse...it was more like the Wildcat at Southport (I think)...single cars yes, but hairpin bends no.

Re: Was there a Littlehampton Mouse? by Nick at 9/7/02 8:59:08 AM

That's right. The old wooden mouse was replaced by a Pinfari coaster, similar to the one at Southport.

Nick

> You might be lucky and find an old Harbour Park
> brochure...that definitely had a mouse picture.
> Only...I don't think it was a mouse...it was more
> like the Wildcat at Southport (I think)...single
> cars yes, but hairpin bends no.

Joyland Books

Re: Was there a Littlehampton Mouse? by Graeme Graeme Profile at 9/7/02 11:24:05 AM

I'm pretty sure 1991-era they also had a Pinfari looper...unless it was just the Wild Cat had OTSRs?

> That's right. The old wooden mouse was replaced
> by a Pinfari coaster, similar to the one at
> Southport.

> Nick

Re: Was there a Littlehampton Mouse? by Fraser Fraser Profile at 9/7/02 2:12:21 PM

> I'm pretty sure 1991-era they also had a Pinfari
> looper...unless it was just the Wild Cat had
> OTSRs?

Wild cat had OTSRs as far as I can remember.

Re: Did Littlehampton Wild Cat Become Thunder Mounatin? by the_winged_beast the_winged_beast Profile at 9/17/02 5:03:28 PM

> Wild cat had OTSRs as far as I can remember.

Did this move up north and become Flamingo Land's Thunder Mountain coaster?

Detective Stu ;)

Re: Was there a Littlehampton Mouse? by johnstil1 at 5/27/16 11:57:21 PM
Graeme said:

My boss watched the Ultimate Rollercoaster documentary the other day. It led him to recall a ride he had on a wild mouse on the south coast of England, somewhere near Arundel Castle, he thinks, probably Littlehampton.

He remembers it crossing the road or going out to sea or something. Do any of you know of a mouse that used to be in this area of the south coast? I'd love to see pictures of it too. We have a net connection at work, so I can show him it.

Thanks.

HI! I could possibly a little late with this...I've only just found it...During 1960[!], I took a few rides on "Mighty Mouse", I think it was called. Loved it!! One section in particular stands out in my mind...it was where we seemed to be heading towards the sea, and because of the way the seating had been placed, the 'rail' became out of sight. It would seem we were about to plunge over the end...into WHERE!! Unfortunately, I don't have any photo's...only in MY MIND...
Hope this memory helps you...[John]

Re: Was there a Littlehampton Mouse? by Graeme Graeme Profile at 5/29/16 7:09:03 AM
johnstil1 said:
HI! I could possibly a little late with this...I've only just found it...During 1960[!], I took a few rides on "Mighty Mouse", I think it was called. Loved it!! One section in particular stands out in my mind...it was where we seemed to be heading towards the sea, and because of the way the seating had been placed, the 'rail' became out of sight. It would seem we were about to plunge over the end...into WHERE!! Unfortunately, I don't have any photo's...only in MY MIND...
Hope this memory helps you...[John]

Hey, better late than never! Thanks!

I must admit, it was a strange feeling to get a message from 14 years ago! I had to rack my brains to even remember who my boss was at the time. I remember now... Barry.

My favourite bit is this:
"We have a net connection at work, so I can show him it."

Anyway, thanks again, and it's a nice feeling to post again on URC.

Re: Was there a Littlehampton Mouse? by johnstil1 at 5/29/16 8:43:17 AM
Graeme said:

johnstil1 said:
HI! I could possibly a little late with this...I've only just found it...During 1960[!], I took a few rides on "Mighty Mouse", I think it was called. Loved it!! One section in particular stands out in my mind...it was where we seemed to be heading towards the sea, and because of the way the seating had been placed, the 'rail' became out of sight. It would seem we were about to plunge over the end...into WHERE!! Unfortunately, I don't have any photo's...only in MY MIND...
Hope this memory helps you...[John]

Hey, better late than never! Thanks!

I must admit, it was a strange feeling to get a message from 14 years ago! I had to rack my brains to even remember who my boss was at the time. I remember now... Barry.

My favourite bit is this:
"We have a net connection at work, so I can show him it."

Anyway, thanks again, and it's a nice feeling to post again on URC.

Re: Was there a Littlehampton Mouse? by johnstil1 at 5/29/16 8:50:39 AM
johnstil1 said:

Graeme said:

johnstil1 said:
HI! I could possibly a little late with this...I've only just found it...During 1960[!], I took a few rides on "Mighty Mouse", I think it was called. Loved it!! One section in particular stands out in my mind...it was where we seemed to be heading towards the sea, and because of the way the seating had been placed, the 'rail' became out of sight. It would seem we were about to plunge over the end...into WHERE!! Unfortunately, I don't have any photo's...only in MY MIND...
Hope this memory helps you...[John]

Hey, better late than never! Thanks!

I must admit, it was a strange feeling to get a message from 14 years ago! I had to rack my brains to even remember who my boss was at the time. I remember now... Barry.

My favourite bit is this:
"We have a net connection at work, so I can show him it."

Anyway, thanks again, and it's a nice feeling to post again on URC.

I am so new at this..!Yes...I'm talking of my rides from 56 years ago...Good to know you are there, Graeme! I'm 78 now, and have been in Australia from 1980...and NEVER forgotten Littlehampton, and all that! Cheers, mate!!

Re: Was there a Littlehampton Mouse? by AvinashKumar AvinashKumar Profile at 6/28/17 7:38:32 AM
How do you find the Littlehampton?
Re: Was there a Littlehampton Mouse? by SABadshah at 11/28/22 10:14:43 AM
If you're lucky, you might come across an old Harbour Park brochure with a picture of a mouse in it. However, I'm not sure it was a mouse; instead, it reminded me more of the Wildcat at Southport, where there were single cars but no hairpin bends.
Re: Was there a Littlehampton Mouse? by SABadshah at 11/28/22 1:28:17 PM
HI! I might be a little behind schedule with this. I just discovered it... I took a few trips on the "Mighty Mouse," as I believe it was called, in 1960[!]. I adored it! One section in particular stands out in my memory because it was where it appeared that we were travelling towards the sea and the seating arrangement made the "rail" difficult to see. It appeared as though we were about to jump off the end...into WHAT! Sadly, I only have images in MY MIND and no photos.

* This post was modified at 11/28/22 1:29:27 PM *

Re: Was there a Littlehampton Mouse? by tenny2 at 12/8/22 9:05:20 AM
The Ultimate Rollercoaster documentary was recently viewed by my employer. He was reminded of a wild mouse ride he had once had on the English south coast, maybe around Littlehampton or Arundel Castle.