Monday theme park news: Orcas, Safaris, and a Grand Day Out in England
Published: August 20, 2012 at 9:50 PM
Speaking of Six Flags parks and wildlife, Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey announced today that it will no longer allow visitors drive their cars through the park's Wild Safari exhibit, after this season. The park will announce on August 30 how the Wild Safari exhibit will operate in the future. (h/t Mike Gallagher)
Saving the best news for last, of course, Blackpool Pleasure Beach has confirmed that it will replace its old Gold Mine ride, which closed last year, with a Wallace & Gromit themed-ride: The Thrill-O-Matic.
"The four minute Thrill-O-Matic ride is set to open in 2013 and will feature many of the best know characters and scenes from A Grand Day Out, visit The Wrong Trousers, take A Close Shave and deal with A Matter of Loaf and Death. Wallace and Gromit creators Aardman features are working with Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s design and engineering team on the £5.25m ride."
Sounds like a good enough reason for a trip back to England for me!