Coral Island Blackpool ride set to get winter makeover

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The ride will be closed while the works are underway however the arcade, restaurants and bars will be unaffected.

 

The well-loved Pirate Flyer Ride at Coral Island, Blackpool will be getting a refurbishment over winter 2021
The well-loved Pirate Flyer Ride at Coral Island, Blackpool will be getting a refurbishment over winter 2021 (Image: LancsLive)

A popular indoor ride in Blackpool is set to get a make over and a new look this winter.

The much-loved Pirate Flyer ride inside Coral Island is set to return next year with “lots of new updates and features”.

The ride will be closed while the works are underway however the arcade, restaurants and bars will be unaffected.

Coral Island is Blackpool’s largest, free admission attraction and the monorail ride that rides high above the crowds has entertained children for years.

The fun is to aim the Blunderbuss Thunder Guns at the targets and shoot.

The goal is to hit all 133 targets as you voyage through the pirates cove or run the risk of walking the plank.

The reaction following Coral Island’s announcement on its Facebook page on Monday (September 20) was predominantly of excitement such as:

“My boys loved this when they were little, now 23 and 21 , my girls love it 10 and 6 . I love the whole place.”

“My kids loved this ride and now my two grandkids do.”

“Great to see it being updated. Look forward to riding it next year.”

The entrance to the Pirate Flyer ride at Coral Island, Blackpool
The entrance to the Pirate Flyer ride at Coral Island, Blackpool (Image: Coral Island)

Others had some recommendations for the updates:

One Facebook user said: “Get the prize bingo back please.”

Another said: “Bring back the parrot flyer that was a lot better and the astrojet simulator.”

One added: “I love the ghost train but I wish there was a huge world class ghost train somewhere in Blackpool. Might be a good investment in the right place. No expense spared make it world famous . Just a dreamy thought lol.”

The Pirate Flyer costs £2 per rider or two riders for £3 and tickets can be purchased from a machine at the bottom of the staircase to the ride.

To find out more about the ride, please visit Coral Island’s website here.