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BITSoftheBEACH: Trauma Towers


 

In 1980 the Haunted Hotel was built opposite the area then occupied by The Whip. It stood well into the 1990s despite a fire in 1983.
 
My own memories of it were lots of blue lighting and a big alligator towards the end (the attraction that is, not the fire!).
 
The Tagada ride was introduced later on and was situated next to the Haunted Hotel.
 
The Haunted Hotel was then transformed into Trauma Towers and the Tagada was itself incorporated into the attraction in 1999 at a cost of 1m.
 
Voila! Trauma Towers today. A walkthrough that takes you first into a sloping dark room complete with fireplace then into a room where chains dangle from the ceiling. At one point you climb stairs and look out over the "hotel reception" area. There are several dark passageways, and some well placed mirrors that give the illusion that the passageways stretch for longer than they really do. Be careful in there!
 
Watch out for the ghouls playing pool and the walk across the "acid bath".
 
Several other scenes set you up for a final spin on the old Tagada ride themed as a banqueting table. (You may have to queue here depending on the lines.)
 
It's fun, it's dark, it's wet and bouncy on the Tagada (hence minimum ride height restriction of 46 inches / 117 cms), and it's scary depending on your disposition...
 
It's Blackpool Pleasure Beach!
 
ALL DAY WRISTBAND ACCEPTED
 
SEPARATE 2004 TICKET PRICE: 3

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