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Moved to Pleasurewood hills in 2006 and is now operating as "Wipeout".
Name- Type- Status
The Galleon- Unknown Swinging Ship- Relocated to New Pleasureland- Southport
Excaliber- Weber Dreamboat (Inverting Swinging ship)- Unknown
The Rack- Vekoma Canyon Trip- Scrapped due to problems with the ride system in 2010
Welcome to Derbyshire's very own American space station... or
so it was supposed to be!
In the late 80s theme parks across Britain were starting to get in
with the "theme" part of there name. This meant that the parks
needed to do something to compete with each other. The park
Decided they needed a thrill ride with a theme, so they added
Missile and with it a space theme to the park.
This was a great addition to the park and many people who
visited remember it gracefully... for a lot, it was there first big
coaster. Over the years at the park Missile remained the parks
signature ride (even though the likes of Twin Looper arrived in
the early nighties) and the reason behind this was probably the
theming that was with it.
It was bought from the previous owner in 1988 after it operated for only one year at the Glasgow Garden Festival and opened at the park in 1989.The ride itself was a standard Vekoma Boomerang, which the company still manufacture today and is not seen as a "one of a kind ride", yet it still managed to thrill people right up to its departure in 2004. Some say that the departure of the ride closed the park for good as a few rides were sold off in this year and no replacements were sourced. The park only lasted one more season and closed at the end of 2005. The ride moved to Pleasurewood hills and opened in 2007 as "Wipeout" and is still in operation today. Currently there are two Vekoma Boomerangs operating in this country; Wipeout and Boomerang at Pleasure Island in Cleethorpes.