The wait is almost over as the opening date has finally been revealed for a major new ride at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach.

The Polar Express ride was initially due to open at the theme park during the 2023 season, but this ended up being delayed. 

The Pleasure Beach has now revealed in a post on social media that it will launch on Saturday, March 23 to coincide with the 2024 opening weekend.

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It is a "Musik Express" fast-paced circular ride, similar to Mulan which closed in 2019 after 20 years at the site.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: The Polar Express was initially meant to arrive in 2023The Polar Express was initially meant to arrive in 2023 (Image: Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach)

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Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach said: "Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Polar Express was not delivered on time.

"As a company, we can only apologise for that, but we can assure you that we did everything in our power to get it here as soon as humanly possible.

"The ride will be ready to run and whizz you all around on our opening weekend, which is on March 23 and 24, and we can’t wait to see you all soon."