Ghost Train (Southport Pleasureland no.2)

Ride
Ghost Train
Pleasureland Southport
Location Southport, Merseyside, England
Status Defunct
Operated 1979 to 2006
Statistics
Manufacturer H.P. Jackson
Product Dark Ride
Capacity 2 per car
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Ghost Train was a Tracked Dark Ride built by UK manufacturer H.P. Jackson that was previously located at Pleasureland Southport in Southport, Merseyside, England, UK.

History

The ride opened in 1979 as a space-themed dark ride called Journey Into Space. The ride system was supplied by H.P. Jackson of Congleton and the ride's scenery was produced by Keith Sparks.[1] It replaced Trip To The Moon which had burned down in September 1977.[2]

At the end of the 1996 season, the park's Ghost Train was scrapped. For the 1997 season, Journey Into Space was rethemed to a traditional ghost train to replace the previous version.

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References

  1. Fourdrinier, Paul (24th March 1979). The World's Fair. Oldham, Lacashire, England, UK: World's Fair Publications. p. 6. 
  2. Copnall, Stephen (2005). Pleasureland Memories. St. Albans, Herts, England, UK: Skelter Publishing. p. 70. ISBN 0-9544573-3-1.