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Pleasurewood Hills 1983

Pleasurewood Hills will celebrate its 30th anniversary on June 2, 2013 with the return of two popular characters from the 1980s, as well as the grand opening of its new Hobs Pit attraction.

Ronnie the Raccoon and Clarence the Cat will join long-time mascot Woody the Bear for the anniversary event, having been retired many years ago. The characters will return for the full 2013 season, although merchandise such as cuddly toys is not likely to arrive until next year.

Just as he did back in 1983, Woody will parachute in thto the park to mark the date. Founder Joe Larter will cut a ribbon, with local celebrities, circus entertainers and a brass band on hand to entertain guests.

Larter said of the events: "I'm as proud to be opening the park with Woody now as I was 30 years ago. I wonder how many people will be at this year’s celebrations who were there at the original launch day."

Pleasurewood Hills will be offering a special discount on the day, offering guests one £2.50 entry for every £19 admission. The price has been chosen as £2.50 was the original entry price for the park.

Meanwhile, the park has revealed that the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has given Hobs Pit a classification of 12A, meaning that riders until the age of 12 will have to be accompanied by an adult. It is only the second ride in the UK to receive the distinction, after Nemesis Sub-Terra at Alton Towers.

For more on Pleasurewood Hills scary new addition for the 2013 season, check out Theme Park Tourist's full review of Hobs Pit.

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