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Theme park favourite to undergo maintenance until May

PUBLISHED: 09:36 21 March 2019 | UPDATED: 09:36 21 March 2019

The Cannonball Express roller coaster, will be taking an extended break from gliding around the tracks at Pleasurewood Hills in Lowestoft as the attraction has been undergoing maintenance that will continue into the start of the season. it will return in May. Picture: Pleasurewood Hills

The Cannonball Express roller coaster, will be taking an extended break from gliding around the tracks at Pleasurewood Hills in Lowestoft as the attraction has been undergoing maintenance that will continue into the start of the season. it will return in May. Picture: Pleasurewood Hills

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It is a unique roller coaster and an all-time favourite at a popular theme park.

But as maintenance work continues on the Cannonball Express roller coaster at Pleasurewood Hills in Lowestoft, the popular ride looks set to return to action in May.

With the theme park opening on April 6, with the all-new Egg-Spress in operation among a range of rides, Pleasurewood Hills said: “The Cannonball Express will be taking an extended break from gliding around the tracks as the attraction has been undergoing maintenance that will continue into the start of the season.

“For those that may be unaware, the great thing about the Cannonball Express is that it is unique, being the only one of its kind in the entire world. It was the only Schwarzkopf Jumbo V roller coaster ever made, and it takes pride of place here on the East Coast.

“As it is one of a kind, when it comes to servicing and parts, it is truly a specialist task.

“The works are being carried out in Boston, Lincolnshire and they include new carrying wheels, new drive swords as well as the installation of a new air tank. Also included are the installation and fitting of brand new wheels, all of these will allow the Cannonball Express to operate in the rain, so if the heavens decide to open, the fun will carry on.”

The theme park added: “We look forward to the fast twists and turns of the Cannonball being open in May.”

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