Tide Traveller

Tide Traveller
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Pleasurewood Hills
Location Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
Status Defunct
Operated 2005 to 2017
Rider height 125 inch minimum
Flamingo Land
Name Flamingo Star
Location Malton, North Yorkshire, England
Operated 1995 to 2004
Replaced Octopus
Replaced by Navigator
Pleasure Island Family Theme Park
Location Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England
Operated May 1993 to 1994
Alton Towers
Location Alton, Staffordshire, England
Operated 1991 to 1992
Replaced Four Man Bob
Strates Shows (USA)
Location Travelling
Operated 1983 to 1990
Raid (USA)
Location Travelling
Operated 1980 to 1982
De Vries
Location Travelling
Operated During 1977
Manufacturer HUSS
Product Tri-Star

Tide Traveller was a HUSS Tri-Star located at Pleasurewood Hills from 2005 to 2017. Sections of the ride were removed following the 2017 season after much downtime and mechanical issues.


This ride was the first of five Tri-Stars built by German manufacturer HUSS, and issued the serial number 33 592. It was new to Dutch showman De Vries in 1977, and only operated with him for a single season [1]. The ride was then exported to the USA, where it operated throughout the 1980s.

It arrived at Alton Towers in 1991, replacing the Four Man Bob rollercoaster in Talbot Street. In 1992 it moved to the Festival Park area of the park, however this would be its final season before being sold [2].

In 1993 it opened at Pleasure Island Family Theme Park in Cleethorpes, and was one of a number of rides purchased from Alton Towers at this time. It retained the name Tri-Star during its 2 season stay at the park. For the 1995 season it was relocated to sister park Flamingo Land and renamed Flamingo Star. In 1996 the ride was sent to Nauta Bussink for an extensive rebuild.

Pleasurewood Hills purchased the ride from Flamingo Land at the end of the 2004 season, and opened the ride as Thunderstruck for the 2005 season. The ride was rebuilt by the park and reopened for the 2012 season under the new name Tide Traveller.[3]


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