Turbo Refurbishment for Brighton Pier

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Turbo Refurbishment for Brighton Pier

Postby Simba » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:11 pm

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While our dear Bear Pierre is abroad having fun and enjoying the amazing Australian weather, here in the much colder Brighton Pier we have been busy.

To maintain our standards and offer you the best experience every day, we have been working very hard to accomplish the humungous task that is to dismantle and move our beloved turbo coaster to be refurbished.

It will be travelling through the country so it can be repainted sent back to us as shining as ever.

But don't you worry because both of them, our precious ride and the worldwide famous Brighton Pier's mascot will be back on time to enjoy Easter with all of you!!


Personally I think this will be a good thing for the pier, because it means that I will want to go back down to it to ride it when it's back in operation :)
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Re: Turbo Refurbishment for Brighton Pier

Postby Thekingin64 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:21 pm

Definitely. A full refurb of this ride will be brilliant for that pier!

For a small park, keeping their main ride looking presentable and shiny is very important.
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Re: Turbo Refurbishment for Brighton Pier

Postby Simba » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:02 am

I defiantly agree that for a small park like this it is important keeping their iconic/bigger attractions for as long as possible.
Anyway the new base frame is in, and some of the supports are starting to go back up. The platform railings are also back on site.
The only vaguely noteworthy news is that they've painted it in a rather interesting combination of blue and yellow.
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I wonder if the trains are getting a new look too.
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Re: Turbo Refurbishment for Brighton Pier

Postby Thekingin64 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:33 pm

Ooh, Interesting. Can't see much though. I'll need to view more than that to get a proper idea of how it looks.
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Re: Turbo Refurbishment for Brighton Pier

Postby Kumali » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:06 pm

Interesting colour scheme there. Good to know such a small park is keen in investing in their rides to keep them looking neat.
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Re: Turbo Refurbishment for Brighton Pier

Postby Simba » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:51 pm

Track is being returned to the park, these pictures were taken by Nic from CF.
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Yellow supports and Blue track looks nice.
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Re: Turbo Refurbishment for Brighton Pier

Postby Thekingin64 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:27 pm

Looking Good! Now I can see more of it, this could actually look really nice.
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Re: Turbo Refurbishment for Brighton Pier

Postby Kumali » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:09 pm

That is definitely looking good! Good to see it coming back in time for the main season for the park.
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Re: Turbo Refurbishment for Brighton Pier

Postby Thekingin64 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:50 pm

It's back up and running!

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Re: Turbo Refurbishment for Brighton Pier

Postby Simba » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:01 pm

Turbo looks brilliant in it's new livery, I've so got to get down to Brighton Pier now to ride it, later in the season, I wonder if the trains have had an refurbishment too.
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