New Wallace and Gromit ride opens in Blackpool

Blackpool Pleasure Beach have teamed up with Nick Park to create the world's first Wallace and Gromit theme park ride.

The family ride called Thrill-O-Matic features all of the characters from the animated adventures, as well as classic scenes from A Close Shave, A Matter of Loaf and Death and the Wrong Trousers.

Animator Nick Park sitting in one of the slipper shaped cars on the new ride. Credit: Amy Welch ITV Granada Reports