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Video: Blackpool Pleasure Beach begins previews of Wallace & Gromit's Thrill-O-Matic

Wallace & Gromit's Thrill-O-Matic

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has begun previews of its new Wallace & Gromit's Thrill-O-Matic dark ride, ahead of the attraction's official debut.

Guests have been able to experience the new attraction over the last few days, with the first videos, photos and reviews appearing online. Blackpool Pleasure Beach is charging an eye-watering 7 tokens (£7) to experience its new addition, although it is free to ride for those who have already paid for unlimited ride wristbands. was on hand to capture the point-of-view video below, which naturally features many spoilers:

A range of well-known characters from Wallace & Gromit's animated adventures feature in Thrill-O-Matic, which has replaced the shuttered former Gold Mine attraction. Riders traverse the dark ride's circuit in around four minutes, witnessing key moments from award-winning classics such as A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave. They then disembark into a new shop that sells Wallace & Gromit merchandise.

The Gold Mine closed to the public on September 25, 2011, with construction work having been ongoing since. The ride had been in place since 1971, and saw riders board mine car vehicles before travelling through a series of scenes depicting a gold rush era mine.

Look out for a full review of Wallace & Gromit's Thrill-O-Matic on Theme Park Tourist in the near future.

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