|Captain's Curse in 2010|
Captain’s Curse is a HUSS Pirate Ship currently operating at M&D’s Scotland’s Theme Park in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK. It has operated at the park since the 2008 season. This followed an extensive refurbishment during 2007 after its purchase from Pleasureland Southport.
The ride was originally known as Tidal Wave and first opened at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in March 1980. It was owned by Green Star Rides who were concessionaires at the park, also operating rides such as The Whip and Starship Enterprise. Whilst at the Pleasure Beach the Tidal Wave would change hands a couple of more times, firstly to Alfie Manning in 1983, and later to the Pleasure Beach themselves.
Tidal Wave moved to Pleasureland Southport for the 1997 season, retaining its name and decor from Blackpool. It occupied a position in front of the Mirror Maze and Haunted Swing, where it would remain until the park’s closure in September 2006. In January 2007, the ride was sold to Scottish showmen Matt & Doug Taylor.