Wallace & Gromit's Thrill-O-Matic
|Wallace & Gromit's Thrill-O-Matic|
The facade for Wallace & Gromit's Thrill-O-Matic
|Blackpool Pleasure Beach|
|Opening date||29 April 2013|
|Replaced||The Gold Mine|
|Manufacturer||WGH Transportation Engineering|
|Designer||Farmer Attraction Development|
|Theme||Wallace and Gromit|
|Length||275 m (902 ft)|
|Vehicles||Slipper-themed vehicles. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 4 riders per vehicle.|
|Duration||Approximately 4 minutes|
|Height restriction||90 cm (2 ft 11 in)|
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Wallace & Gromit's Thrill-O-Matic is an indoor family ride at the Pleasure Beach Blackpool, a theme park in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. It opened in 2013, replacing The Gold Mine ride, which closed in 2011. It is based on the Wallace and Gromit films and was opened in April 2013 by Nick Park, Amanda Thompson, Nick Thomas and Merlin Crossingham.
Design and ride experience
The ride, which cost £5.25 million to make, was created by Blackpool Pleasure Beach design in association with the creators of Wallace and Gromit, Aardman Animations.
The cars on the ride are designed on one of Wallace's slippers, so that, when a rider is seated, it is as if they are sitting inside a large slipper.
The ride lasts almost four minutes, and features scenes and audio from the Wallace and Gromit films A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and A Matter of Loaf and Death. Riders also experience small drops and sound effects throughout the ride.
Next to the ride is a shop selling Wallace and Gromit merchandise including products such as T-shirts, toys, mugs, hoodies, and keyrings.
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