3 March 2019
The news is out! The 2019 season will mark a return of an iconic rollercoaster that has captured the hearts and imaginations of many visitors to Pleasurewood Hills.
The ride began its life at the park in 1986 as the Ladybird Rollercoaster and later underwent a transformation to become the Rattlesnake. In 2016, it made its last journey around the track but now, three years later, is set to make a return as The Egg-Spress.
When the gates closed on the 2018 season, work began to create a new identity and prepare the ride for its comeback. Teams have been busy both on and off-site to make the dream a reality so a whole new generation of rollercoaster enthusiasts can enjoy this classic ride for themselves.
A custom-built queuing area has been created and is designed to replicate a chicken coop. It will be topped off with a striking fibreglass model of a rooster and the rollercoaster itself will also be given a new lease of life and tie in with the theme.
The farmyard theme is being extended across the Lake End of the park too. Bear Necessities will become Roosters and will be transformed to look like a ‘barn’ and, in time, will also be given an undercover seating area. The mini dodgems will also be given a new look which will be unveiled later in the season. The team at 3D Creations, a company based in Gorleston, have been working their magic on the popular balloon rays which will also have a new look.
The support for the new ride has been overwealming and the team at Pleasurewood Hills are very thankful. A special mention to Archant for their great coverage, Beach radio, the team at Heart. BBC Radio Suffolk, all the video bloggers and Pleasurewood Hills fan pages and all the people and businesses in the area and on our social platforms.
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