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Try Out Hobs Pit!

16 May 2013

Be one of the first to visit new ride.

We've teamed up with leading theme park Pleasurewood Hills to give you the chance to be one of the first to try out their new ride, Hobs Pit.

On Sunday 2nd June, Hobs Pit will officially be launched as part of the park’s 30th anniversary celebrations – and there'll be more of the celebration to come over the next few weeks. 

However, next Saturday - May 25th - you and a guest could get an exclusive preview of this extremely scary new ride!

The new Hobs Pit ride, which cost over half a million pounds, has been developed by Pleasurewood Hills in conjunction with world renowned special effects expert Rob Ostir and voice actor Corey Burton.

The pair, who usually work with theme parks in the USA such as Disney World and Universal Studios have been involved with movie blockbusters like 2012, Mars Attacks! and the Chronicles of Narnia, as well as most of Disney’s feature animations over the past two decades. 

This collaboration has designed a ride - Hobs Pit - that is set to become one of the scariest indoor theme park attractions in the UK.

It’s predicted that theme park enthusiasts will travel from across the UK to experience Hobs Pit, with over 2,000 people having already signed up to the Hobs Pit mailing list via the rides own website www.hobs-pit.com

The management team at Pleasurewood Hills is not divulging much about the new ride at this stage, but they did let it slip that the ride is based on an old abandoned mine shaft and unexplained phenomena that were discovered during excavations at the park.  

They also explained that this is not a ride for the faint hearted!  

The new ride is part of the £3.5 million investment that Looping Group owners pledged to invest when they bought the park two years ago. Hobs Pit is one of four new rides to launch in the park’s 30th anniversary year.  

Other new rides that have been introduced this year are Woody’s Tea Party, a spinning family ride and Moby Dick, a unique kiddies’ ride. Plus, the ever popular Pedalos are set to make a return to the Pleasurewood Lake later this summer. 

Alexis Camelin, General Manager of Pleasurewood Hills said: "This ride is unique to the UK, it’s the first ‘dark ride’ to combine a ‘walk through’ and ‘seated’ scare experience with lots to scream about along the journey through an old mine shaft."  

He added: “The big question is, will you escape Hobs Pit”?

To enter the competition to win two passes to the special preview event on May 25th, simply e-mail us your name, address and contact telephone number to media@colchesterunited.net.

All entries must be with us by Thursday 23rd May at 5pm. Good luck!

.www.hobs-pit.comFor more information on Hobs Pit visit  

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