Grand Pier ride opens

PUBLISHED: 08:00 11 May 2011

weston Grand Pier Ghost Train

weston Grand Pier Ghost Train

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THE long-awaited return of the ghost train was welcomed by visitors to Weston’s Grand Pier on Saturday.

The ride operated successfully over the weekend and pier co-owner Kerry Michael said: “You could hear shrieks of terror and delight in equal measure as visitors exited the ride and it immediately went to the top of the ride league table as soon as it opened.

“It was the second most popular ride on Saturday and easily the most popular on Sunday, with more than 1,000 visitors enjoying the latest attraction to open on the Grand Pier.”

The structure of the ride was built in Britain, but most of the animations within it came from the United States.

There were some technical difficulties with the ride’s motors when the pier first opened last year and it had to close for a while.

Mr Michael added: “The team will keep improving and updating the ride every few months so there is always something new for visitors to enjoy.”

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