Morecambe has become worse to be honest as hardly anything is open on the promenade side, but I was just told by my Dad a few hours ago that they have removed the 3 player streak machine from the pleasureland amusement but they've returned the 3 player hokey cokey and big ben....so that is a trip saved.
I guess somewhere, they'll be a 3 player streak machine as their are quite a lot of Single Player versions lying about...
The Hokey Cokey is the larger reel version but does give a good play.
Most arcades in Blackpool are beyond drained of resources other than the Golden mile center(formally known as Star Attraction and Mr B's),& the N.pier.
Both arcades are run/owned by a millionaire so all the latest slot and gaming is always on show.
Coral Island has been up for sale now the past 6 years plus and however hard it tries to adapt to the modern time it still never feels the same in there.
The rest of the arcades are just hanging on.
Funland,Happy Days,Silcocks and slots of fun are all dumps and need bulldozing!!!
And Silcocks are not short of cash but for some reason they do not see the arcade as potential so they refuse to invest.
Which I do in part see why.
I walked briefly along the front yesterday most of the arcades were closed baring the piers,Coral,Silcocks and The Golden Mile Center.
I counted 5 cars and around 12 people if that-I know it's out of season but it was still a Saturday afternoon.
So if you have plans for Blackpool I would make a sharp detour.
Edited by gemini17, 10 December 2017 - 12:14 pm.