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'''Wild Mouse''' was a [[wooden]] [[wild mouse]] [[roller coaster]] located at [[Blackpool Pleasure Beach]] in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK. It was built in-house by Frank Wright and opened in 1958.
 
'''Wild Mouse''' was a [[wooden]] [[wild mouse]] [[roller coaster]] located at [[Blackpool Pleasure Beach]] in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK. It was built in-house by Frank Wright and opened in 1958.
 
==History==
 
==History==
The ride was modified by the Velare Brothers in the 1960s; the track was extended by around 30%.
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The ride was modified by the Velare Brothers in the 1960s; the lift hill was extended and the first two drops were added.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.personal.psu.edu/vac3/wdm.html|title=Wild Mouse Rides: Early History in North America}}</ref>
  
 
In January 2018, a photograph leaked online which indicated that the roller coaster had been demolished. It had been closed for maintenance for several months prior. A statement was subsequently released by the park confirming that the coaster had been removed. Following its closure no wooden Wild Mouse roller coasters remain in the northern hemisphere.
 
In January 2018, a photograph leaked online which indicated that the roller coaster had been demolished. It had been closed for maintenance for several months prior. A statement was subsequently released by the park confirming that the coaster had been removed. Following its closure no wooden Wild Mouse roller coasters remain in the northern hemisphere.
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==References==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
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{{Blackpool Pleasure Beach}}
 
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Latest revision as of 23:50, 29 November 2019

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roller coaster
Wild Mouse
Wild Mouse (Blackpool Pleasure Beach).jpg
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Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Location Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Status Defunct
Operated 1958 to 2017
Statistics
Builder Frank Wright
Type Wooden - Wild Mouse
Riders per train 2
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Length1266 feet
Inversions0
Duration1:30
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Wild Mouse was a wooden wild mouse roller coaster located at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK. It was built in-house by Frank Wright and opened in 1958.

History[edit | edit source]

The ride was modified by the Velare Brothers in the 1960s; the lift hill was extended and the first two drops were added.[1]

In January 2018, a photograph leaked online which indicated that the roller coaster had been demolished. It had been closed for maintenance for several months prior. A statement was subsequently released by the park confirming that the coaster had been removed. Following its closure no wooden Wild Mouse roller coasters remain in the northern hemisphere.

Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]