A pair of mischievous teenagers are being widely criticised after scaling the fences at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the dead of night and actually having fun there.
After breaking into the theme park, they managed to switch on the Blue Flyer fortunately not the Big One , taking it for a 30-minute spin in the early hours.
Not content with their naughtiness, they proceeded to the park s T-Cafe, where they had a food fight, before being chased off by security guards at 4.50am.
A 15-year-old boy from Blackpool was later arrested on suspicion of burglary and was given a community resolution.
Theme parks have been under extra scrutiny following the Smiler disaster at Alton Towers last summer, and this incident, despite being very different in nature, will do nothing to boost confidence in them.
Security will continue to operate with vigilance over a 24-hour period across the 42-acre site, assisted by CCTV surveillance, monitoring activity on the grounds of Blackpool Pleasure Beach.