4 Adults Shut Down Kids Flume Ride at Theme Park

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Credit: Claire (@withrazzmatazz)

If you go to a theme park, many Guests would not think that they would have to thrust themselves forward to escape a water ride, but that is exactly what happened recently.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Credit: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

We have seen flume rides such as Splash Mountain operate without water in the past. Although Splash Mountain at Disney relies on the water to push itself through the main part of the attraction, where Guests enter the Laughing Place and meet all the characters like Br’er Fox, Br’er Bear, Br’er Rabbit, and more, the drop brings Guests down the steep hill on a track. Because of this, it doesn’t matter if the water is pushing Guests forward, as the track will make sure that happens no matter what.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a theme park located in the United Kingdom, in Blackpool. The Park has a ton of thrill coasters like ICON, The Big One, Grand National, Revolution, Infusion, Big Dipper, and more. Plus, they are home to Nickelodeon Land! Meet characters from SpongeBob Square Pants, Paw Patrol, and more when you visit.

The Park describes the land as:

Family thrills and memories that will last a lifetime are assured on Nickelodeon Land! It’s home to 12 amazing rides and a whole host of Nickelodeon characters from the world’s number one kid’s entertainment channel.

Our characters are out on the Team Nick stage each and every day for you to meet & greet them and have your photograph taken!

Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Credit: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

One popular ride in Nickelodeon Land is Rugrats Lost River. Here, Guests can experience the flume ride attraction alongside the Rugrats! The ride is described as “The adventure begins as you launch into the imaginations of Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, and the gang and land right in the middle of a wild “Okey Dokey Jones” exploit. This time, the Rugrats are on a quest to find the elusive Temple of Spoon – a mythological and mouth-watering banana split sundae.”

But, perhaps there is a reason this is a kids-based attraction. Claire (@withrazzmatazz) posted a video of four fully grown adults stuck in the ride vehicle as it turned the corner. Since the attraction just uses water to push the Guest forward and they were lodged, they had to thrust forward to escape! Take a look at the video below.


ParkSpill (@ParkSpill) also shared a video of this occurring.


Of course, the attraction had to shut down until the Guests were able to escape. We can see that this definitely created quite the spectacle among others watching to see what was going on!

We assume that all four Guests were able to safely escape the attraction as there have been no reports indicating otherwise.

More on U.K. Theme Parks

In 2012 it was announced that the United Kingdom would build its own version of Disneyland. Although the theme park would use Disneyland as a comparison, it would not be related to Disney at all. Once built, the “U.K. Disneyland” would be the largest theme park in Europe, decimating Disneyland Paris. At the moment, Alton Towers is the largest theme park in the U.K.

London Resort
Credit: The London Resort

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Reportedly, the theme park is said to be “136 times bigger than the Wembley Stadium, occupying a 535-acre land space,” and around 70 percent of the attractions will be undercover to cope with the unpredictable English weather. The theme park would not follow the “classic” castle look like Disneyland to a tee, but would do so with a twist. The Park’s theming is meant to reflect British television and films. The park has been called the “Paramount” Resort by many due to the ties with the production company,  located in Kent.

HITC noted, however, that while building the Park, the team met an unexpected Guest that could derail everything.

A rare spider got found in the building process of the theme park. Concerns rose as environmentalists feared that the theme park would cause even more damage to the natural habitat. The 1cm spider has had British TV channels such as BBC and ITV, who were initially partners for the theme park have recently cut ties with the Paramount theme park.

London Resort
Credit: The London Resort

Originally, the two broadcasters allowed the theme park to feature rides inspired by popular British shows such as Sherlock, Doctor Who, and Thunderbirds. As both BBC and ITV have cut ties with the theme park, this means that UK’s Disneyland will not be allowed to create such rides and will have to find other alternatives.

A BBC spokesperson said that they would only consider returning the London Park project if there was a guarantee of a “net-positive environmental impact”.

The Park was set to open in 2024 but has now had to be pushed back to 2025. At the moment, there is not much more information regarding the theming of the Park, but it was confirmed that dinosaurs would occupy a section of the land, much like we see at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Hollywood with the Jurassic World and Jurassic Park sections. We have also seen concept art of a very fantastical feel with dragons surrounding the area and a large medieval castle — very much like a Game of Thrones setting. On top of that there will also be resorts built by the Park, as well as shopping and dining locations available.

The London Resort’s site states:

The London Resort will be principally based on the Swanscombe Peninsula in North Kent, set over approximately 465 hectares including a new dedicated access road to the A2 and easy access from Ebbsfleet International station.

London Resort
Credit: The London Resort

Transport facilities will be provided on the north side of the river, set over approximately 29.5 hectares of land, on land immediately to the east of the port of Tilbury, with a transport access corridor around the A1089. Whilst we are not proposing to develop the whole site within those borders, we have submitted a DCO application partly situated within that area.

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