Sandstorm (Southport Pleasureland)

Pleasureland Southport
Location Southport, Merseyside, England, UK
Status Defunct
Operated 2004 to 2006
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Location Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Operated 1969 to 2003
Manufacturer Hrubetz
Product Round-Up

Sandstorm was a Round-Up built by US manufacturer Hrubetz previously located at Pleasureland Southport in Southport, Merseyside, England, UK.


This attraction was introduced in 1969 and called Astroswirl. It was enclosed in a building underneath a perspex dome 70 foot in diameter. For the year 2000 it was renamed Millennium Bug. It closed in 2003. The building which housed the ride still exists and is now an amusement arcade.

It reopened at Pleasureland Southport in 2004 where it was called Sandstorm to fit in with the park's desert theme. After the park's closure in 2006 the ride was one of a number earmarked for restoration for the reopening Dreamland Margate, however it was ultimately was never utilised.

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