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BITSoftheBEACH: Bling

 
Bling opened in May of 2004.
 
From The Blackpool Gazette, December 1st 2003:
 
"GET ready for some proper Bling in Blackpool next year.
 
The catchphrase made famous by comedian Ali G is the name of the new ride for the start of another bumper season at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
 
Bling will be a diamond-knuckle experience for daring riders as they are lifted 100ft above the ground and spun through the air on giant gondolas.
 
Pleasure Beach managing director Geoffrey Thompson sealed the 2m deal for the star-shaped sensation while attending the annual International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions trade convention in Orlando last month. Work on the new ride will begin in the new year and is expected to be completed for the start of the summer season.
 
The dictionary definition of the now-infamous phrase means a bold, brash, glamorous and glitzy 24-carat jewel.
 
And the boss of the attraction is hoping Bling can cap off another great year for Britain's favourite tourist attraction.
 
Mr Thompson said: 'Bling will be the latest exciting jewel in the crown of Blackpool Pleasure Beach's many treasures, and we are sure tickets for the first ride will be like gold dust.'"  
 
ALL DAY WRISTBAND ACCEPTED
 
SEPARATE 2004 TICKET PRICE: 5

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