A new 52-foot high ride is to replace a beloved 23-year-old seaside attraction.

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach has revealed its newest ride set to thrill visitors this Easter.

The 32-seater Ghost Ship wheel is currently being assembled at the park after being shipped from Italy, with hopes of getting the ride ready for the bank holiday.

The ride will replace the Pirate Ship which launched in 2001 and became a staple in the park over its 23 years.

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Great Yarmouth Mercury: The ride is currently being assembled after a shipment from ItalyThe ride is currently being assembled after a shipment from Italy (Image: Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach)

A spokesman for the theme park said: "As one ship sails away, another has appeared through the mist on the sandy shores of Great Yarmouth

"The old pirate ship has been a great servant over the years to the park."

The new attraction will be between Twister and Whirlwind at the south end of the park.

The park is set to reopen this weekend for the busy summer season.