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An Odd Thought About Lightwater and Toad Hole

Posted: 8/2/06 at 4:54:51 PM
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I've heard Lightwater Valley are removing Toad Hole splash ride. Now this is just pure speculation, but could they be replacing it with a small (in height) Mack SuperSplash?

Plopsaland have just built a 78ft SuperSplash. The boat glides underneath the drop, then goes up a vertical lift and comes down the drop. Surely this is not too much for the park that built the world's longest coaster?

Anyway, just a thought.

Re: An Odd Thought About Lightwater and Toad Hole by d_n_s_u at 8/4/06 2:45:47 PM

> I've heard Lightwater Valley are removing Toad Hole splash
> ride. Now this is just pure speculation, but could they be
> replacing it with a small (in height) Mack SuperSplash?

Ironically enough I was looking at the said attraction but a few hours ago!!..Family and I paid a flying visit to LV on the way back from Scotland and NE Coast family holidays..

More of LV over the next few days..

Toad Hole had a sign next to it saying "Sorry..Ride Closed due to essential maintenance"

Looked a bit sorry for itself to be honest..

themagiceye

Re: An Odd Thought About Lightwater and Toad Hole by the_winged_beast the_winged_beast Profile at 9/7/06 5:36:14 AM

> Toad Hole had a sign next to it saying "Sorry..Ride
> Closed due to essential maintenance"
> Looked a bit sorry for itself to be honest..

I don't know how reliable this website is, yet Theme Park Junkies
claim that

The Toad Hole, Lightwater Valley, has now been closed for a couple of weeks as it was derailing, and doesn't look set to open again anytime soon. This might mean it to be removed at the end of the season.

source
http://www.themeparkjunkies.co.uk/

Very sad news for Lightwater Valley, personally it was the quite frankly odd and unique rides like Toad Hole that make the park special and are stronger than their recent off the back of a lorry ride additions

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Re: An Odd Thought About Lightwater and Toad Hole Photo by sneakycoasters at 11/30/21 6:17:41 AM
So as we know this ride did end up closing in 2006. It's now 2021 and I have had a little visit to the Toad Hole :)

Sadly it's all a bit rotten, the tracks and structure is really rusty. The car/boat/skip you used to sit in isn't there so must have been removed when the ride closed.

There's a wooden board in the station with loads of messages from the staff, lots of them are funny little rhymes.

Could post a video/pics if people wanted it.

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Re: An Odd Thought About Lightwater and Toad Hole by MarcusHarris at 4/9/22 5:51:20 AM
This ride was great.
Re: An Odd Thought About Lightwater and Toad Hole by niamul21 at 4/21/22 11:46:23 AM
Yeah, I got your point here. Thanks!
Re: An Odd Thought About Lightwater and Toad Hole by the_winged_beast the_winged_beast Profile at 8/18/22 4:28:56 AM
sneakycoasters said:

So as we know this ride did end up closing in 2006. It's now 2021 and I have had a little visit to the Toad Hole :)

Sadly it's all a bit rotten, the tracks and structure is really rusty. The car/boat/skip you used to sit in isn't there so must have been removed when the ride closed.

There's a wooden board in the station with loads of messages from the staff, lots of them are funny little rhymes.

Could post a video/pics if people wanted it.

Hey sneakycoasters thanks for sharing inside Toad Hole, please do share more photos and video if you have it.

I can't believe how well/in tact it looks to say how long the ride has been decommissioned.

I really feel the heart of LWV was in its quirky home built adventure rides that weren't like any other amusement park.

In my dreams, when I've won the lottery (ha!) I'd love LWV to be a very Yorkshire version of Tripsdrill with a "Trouble At T' Mill" log flume and Yorkshire pudding themed teacups / drunken barrels. Definitely attractions that take you on a real adventure like the Knight's Tower at Fantasiana in Austria

Knights Ride Tower POV

Re: An Odd Thought About Lightwater and Toad Hole by sneakycoasters at 8/18/22 5:22:49 AM
https://i.ibb.co/KqW6jwM/Toadupload1.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/1fQk052/Toadupload2.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/0yMqbqY/Toadupload3.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/jHH8PXG/Toadupload4.jpg

Re: An Odd Thought About Lightwater and Toad Hole by the_winged_beast the_winged_beast Profile at 8/18/22 5:33:41 AM
Thanks sneakycoaster that's an amazing insight, its really quite creepy!

So just need to rebuild the bottom of the drop and attach a new skip ..boat to the rope and its good to go! haha

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Re: An Odd Thought About Lightwater and Toad Hole by simonjonnemeth at 8/30/22 11:27:32 AM
sneakycoasters said:

https://i.ibb.co/KqW6jwM/Toadupload1.jpg


https://i.ibb.co/1fQk052/Toadupload2.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/0yMqbqY/Toadupload3.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/jHH8PXG/Toadupload4.jpg

Wow. I'd wondered how much of it was left. The last time I went the ferris wheel was still there. And I was sure by looking at it that there was plenty of it left. I would still be happy if you could post even more, preferably a bit higher resolution as 800x600 is remarkably small on my screen. You mentioned a video?

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Re: An Odd Thought About Lightwater and Toad Hole by sneakycoasters at 8/30/22 11:28:49 AM
simonjonnemeth said:

sneakycoasters said:

https://i.ibb.co/KqW6jwM/Toadupload1.jpg


https://i.ibb.co/1fQk052/Toadupload2.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/0yMqbqY/Toadupload3.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/jHH8PXG/Toadupload4.jpg

Wow. I'd wondered how much of it was left. The last time I went the ferris wheel was still there. And I was sure by looking at it that there was plenty of it left. I would still be happy if you could post even more. You mentioned a video?


I have various videos i'll be uploading at some point, but not yet. I will post in here when it's done :)

Re: An Odd Thought About Lightwater and Toad Hole by simonjonnemeth at 8/30/22 11:31:34 AM
Oh, thank you. I have very fond memories of this ride.
Re: An Odd Thought About Lightwater and Toad Hole by sneakycoasters at 1/16/23 4:58:35 AM
simonjonnemeth said:

Oh, thank you. I have very fond memories of this ride.


You can see all my pictures and a video here:
https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/threads/lightwater-valley-north-yorkshire-uk-nov-2021-sep-2022.134469/

Re: An Odd Thought About Lightwater and Toad Hole by ArielleKris at 9/5/23 9:08:46 AM
Hi, all I am new here.

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