Wallace & Gromit's Thrill-O-Matic

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Wallace & Gromit's Thrill-O-Matic
Formerly called Gold Mine
Pleasure Beach Resort
Location Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Coordinates 53°47′28″N 3°03′19″W / 53.7911624°N 3.0553569°W / 53.7911624; -3.0553569
Status Operating since 1971
Rider height
  • Minimum: 90 cm
  • Min. unaccompanied: 117 cm
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Product Dark Ride Transportation System
Designer / calculations Farmer Attraction Development
Capacity 4 per car
Track length 275 metres
The ride in 2019

Wallace & Gromit's Thrill-O-Matic is a Tracked Dark Ride built by US manufacturer Arrow Dynamics currently located at Pleasure Beach Resort in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK.


The ride system originally opened in 1971 as Gold Mine. This incarnation of the ride closed in 2011.

After an extensive rebuild and retheme the ride reopened as Wallace & Gromit's Thrill-O-Matic on 29 April 2013. The ride system was extensively overhauled by UK manufacturer W.G.H. Transportation Engineering, who manufactured new cars. The rebuild cost £5.25 million.[1]

Gold Mine in 2011


  1. "Thrill-o-matic Ride". Fairfield Control Systems. Retrieved 2023-06-21.
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