This weekend Clacton Pier opened its latest ride a White Water Log Flume and it’s an instant splash hit!
Customers of all ages were queuing long before it made its initial run around lunchtime on Saturday and by the end of the day hundreds of thrill seekers had enjoyed the attraction.
The ride which has five logs, each taking four passengers, was scheduled to open at Easter but the lock down and the lack of supply of materials and labour put that back. However, the final touches were made last week, and the ride passed all its safety inspections with flying colours.
Pier Director Billy Ball said “Everyone seemed to love it; some got off and went straight to the back of the queue for another go. We had some great feedback and the weather was just about perfect for the ride’s first day of operation.”
“We were a little concerned when it was so windy on Friday, but it dropped enough for us to be able to open on Saturday lunchtime and it was a great weekend for us,”
Joe Chesshire from Harwich, was at the pier with his mum Stacey and sister, Megan, celebrating his 8th Birthday.
Stacey said “We got an email from the Pier the day before to say the log flume was opening and it was the perfect way to spend Joe’s birthday.
“He was the first to go on the ride and it really made his day. We loved it.”
The next new ride planned is a Looping Star Roller Coaster, due to open next year.