The Blackpool Pleasure Beach Log Flume was the first of its kind outside America and when it was built in 1967 it was the longest in the world, at 2,500ft (762m). It closed in 2006.
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In 1929 the original gondolas of the Flying Machine at Blackpool Pleasure Beach were replaced with aeroplanes, which were in turn superseded by the present rocket ships in 1952.