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ARKive GALLERY: THE BLACKPOOL NOAH'S ARK (PART 4)
by Gary Radice
Gallery: Added 2003 (updated 2005)

 

Image: Kennywood Archives


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Image: Gary Radice

The Cake Walk
 
We are now approaching the 'final straight'.
 
Some years back spectators standing outside Noah's Ark could watch people (from the waist up) attempt this section but today this section is completely enclosed.

 

 

 

 


 

Water cascades down over the circular holes in the photo to the left and below.



Image: Kennywood Archives


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The Noise and Air Pad
 
The final ' noise and air pad'...
 
Certainly not part of Noah's Ark as at 2005 is the kiddies slide (and stairs leading to it) as depicted in Douglas Sills' drawing to the left.

 



Image: Kennywood Archives


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View Showing Public Exit

View of Ark showing public exit, fire exit door and access doors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To be fair, when this photo was taken in 2003, Noah's Ark was looking a bit shabby around the edges...
 
We can only speculate as to how long an attraction like this can continue to operate in today's climate. Word has it from IAAPA (Nov 2005) that it won't be making way for the new planned North Entrance in 2006 as first rumoured...Watch this space!

Update: As of autumn 2007 the Ark remains in operation, its exterior fully refurbished and repainted. Does this mean a bright future?

 

More on Noah's Ark
ARKive: The Rick Davis Interview
Riding on Rainbows: Blackpool Pleasure Beach and its Place in British Popular Culture by John K Walton
Just for Fun: Amusement Parks of the United Kingdom DVD
Kennywood by David P Hahner Jnr
 
Acknowledgements
This article first appeared on themagiceye in 2003 and was updated in 2005 and 2007.

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