There is good news for fans of classic coasters, with Blackpool Pleasure Beach park seemingly set to maintain Roller Coaster rather than close it permanently.

According to Screamscape, the ride will open on days when another of the park's wooden coasters is closed. This follows rumors that the park was set to shut the ride for good. However, there is unlikely to be a similar let-off for Space Invaders, which has been shuttered since September last year and seems to certain not to reopen.

Roller Coaster, which opened in 1933, has been maintained for the last few years but has only opened on infrequent occasions. It has now been removed from park maps altogether, leading to the rumors that it will not return.

Space Invaders was a more recent addition but has still been standing since 1984. It is an enclosed rollercoaster, along the lines of Space Mountain at Disneyland. It was refurbished in 2003 but was tarnished by the death of a boy who removed his seatbelt in 2000. It has been out of operation since an emergency evacuation in September last year.


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