Blackpool Pleasure Beach 125: Ready to #walkthewoodie? Here's all you need to know about the new walk The Streak experience

Forget walking the plank... rollercoaster fans are being offered to experience a brand new high - walking the woodie.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 1:51 pm

With thrill-seekers counting down the days to the return of a white-knuckle fix, bosses at the Pleasure Beach, which will open for its 125th season on April 12, have unveiled an all new adventure for 2021 – climbing the park’s classic wooden rollercoaster, the Nickelodeon Streak.

The new activity has already proved a big hit, with limited tickets remaining for the three dates on May 13, June 17, and July 1.

Originally opened in 1933 and using the lift hill from Velvet Coaster, which was built in 1909, the ride was formerly known as The Rollercoaster.

It was renamed Nickelodeon Streak when it became a feature within the Nickelodeon Land area of the South Shore park.

For a limited time, daredevils will be able to experience the highs and lows, treading the boards from a whole other level – with the tracks usually only reserved for the specialist ride engineers.

Bookings are open for the unique 90-minute encounter, which will take small groups on a part circuit walk of the historic wooden ride – at £65 per person.

A Pleasure Beach spokesman said: “The Nickelodeon Streak, our classic wooden rollercoaster, has been thrilling guests since 1933, formally under its previous name but more recently in its distinctive orange guise.

Experience the ups and downs of walking the tracks of classic wooden rollercoaster Nickelodeon Streak at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

“If you like adventure and want an exhilarating experience that gives a unique insight into how a wooden rollercoaster is maintained – with some great photo opportunities along the way – then this is the experience for you.”

The new offering is an addition to the park’s other walk up the Big One.

Those brave enough to put their best step forward have been advised the new walk is ‘physically demanding’, including steep climbs, drops, heights and uneven surfaces.

All will be equipped for the experience with harnesses, helmets and protective equipment. Two spectators are able to join the climbing guests free of charge.

All new first time experience for coaster enthusiasts

Further dates are expected to be announced. Visit https://www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com/whats-on/walk-the-woodie/

The tracks of the ride, first opened in 1933, have only previously been open to ride engineers.