27 September 2019
Mascots from the region came together for a dance off with a difference after receiving a special invite from Pleasurewood Hills’ Woody Bear.
Inspired by the return of Strictly to the BBC, the theme park’s cuddly bear sent out invites to a range of businesses and organisations around the region and was thrilled to hear from many like-minded mascots who agreed to take up the challenge.
Taking to the dance floor were Pirate Pete from Adventure Island, Easton the Horse and Daisy the Cow from Easton Farm Park, Hearty from the British Heart Foundation, Hot Sauce from Taco Bell in Gt Yarmouth, Richie the Monkey and Ellie the Elephant from Richardsons Leisure Limited, Barnsley the Dog from Stonham Barns and the Slush Puppie. Woody’s good friends Ronnie and Clarence also joined in the fun.
After several elimination rounds, the numbers were whittled down to just four finalists; Pirate Pete, Easton, Ellie and Barnsley. It was then down to a public vote which saw Ellie the Elephant crowned as the 2019 Mascot Dance Off Champion. When the dancing was over, the mascots found time for a quick spin on the carousel before it was time to head home for a well-earned rest.
A close friend of Woody Bear and park spokesperson at Pleasurewood Hills said: “The competition was friendly rather than fierce but the mascots really did pull out their best moves for the Dance Off. It was great fun to watch and we were really pleased so many were able to join us. The first ever dance off was a great success and we hope to bring it back to the park next year.”
The Mascot Dance Off was part of the park’s Super September celebrations which have seen different activities organised throughout the month. The final weekend which takes place this Saturday and Sunday will see Catboy and Luna Girl from PJ Masks visit the park to take part in story time sessions, led by a narrator and meet and greets sessions.
The full mascot line up, picture supplied by CWH Media
2019 Mascot Dance Off Champion Ellie from Richardsons Leisure Limited with Woody Bear from Pleasurewood Hills