Third new ride for Pier
Third new anniversary ride on Pier
June 28, 2021
A third new ride is being introduced onto Clacton Pier as part of its
150th birthday celebrations.
The Race-O-Rama will be arriving on the iconic attraction this week and
is expected to be available this weekend.
The children’s ride is loosely based on the famous Disney film, Cars and
is aimed at a younger audience.
It follows hot on the heels of the Clacton Pier Wheel Experience and the
Looping Star Roller Coaster which will be up and running by the end of July.
Director Billy Ball said that the Race-O-Rama has proved popular at
other sites across the country and will be a welcome addition.
“Due to Covid restrictions and the uncertainty surrounding staging special
events, we decided to celebrate our landmark birthday by concentrating on a
number of new attractions which can be enjoyed long term,” he said.
“We also have a very strong line-up of fireworks extravaganzas which can
be staged with room to maintain social distancing.
“We have all had to adapt plans this year and we hope our visitors will
appreciate the increased offer.”
Mr Ball added that it was recognised that it was necessary to up the
offer for younger children and hence the Race-O-Rama is being added to the ride
“It will be sited at the start of the Pier neck, facing the Helter
Skelter and close to our sweet and rock shop,” he said.
“It is a further investment as we try to make use of as much of our
6.5acres as possible to attract families to Clacton and the Pier.”
Work is progressing on the Looping Star. The next stages are electrical
installation, the train itself, the control system, commissioning, and safety
The next free fireworks display is on July 24 and there will be one each
week of the school summer holidays.