Hobs Pit becomes the second UK attraction to be given an age rating by the British Board of Film Classification.
Today the decision was made by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) that Pleasurewood Hills new half a million pound dark ride Hobs Pit will be labeled with a 12A certificate making it the 2nd UK attraction to be labeled with an age rating.

Last year, the Alton Towers Resort made the same move at getting Nemesis Sub Terra reviewed by the BBFC for an age restriction.

The British Board of Film Classification defines 12A as '12A means that anyone aged 12 or over can go and see the film unaccompanied. The A stands for 'accompanied' and 'advisory'. Children younger than 12 may see the film if they are accompanied by an adult (eg someone over the age of 18), who must watch the film with them.'

The park has made an age restriction clear on entrance warning signs at the attraction about the attraction being unsuitable for under 12's.

Murray Perkins, Senior Examiner at the BBFC commented in a press release, The BBFC regularly consults the public on a large scale about how acceptable they find moments of threat and horror on screen in films rated U to 18. Applying this knowledge to physical experiences is helpful for theme parks like Pleasurewood Hills who want to ensure their attraction is aimed at the most appropriate audience"

Murray Perkins also continued to say "After experiencing the attraction first-hand, we would recommend that Pleasurewood Hills age rate the new Hobs Pit attraction a 12A. The BBFC's Guidelines at 12A allow moderate physical and psychological threat, provided that disturbing sequences are not frequent or sustained, as well as occasional gory moments, if justified by the context. Hobs Pit contains some creepy moments and gory encounters and some people may find this a scary experience. Overall the attraction shares a similarity to scary scenes which may be experienced in ghost films and fantasy adventure films at 12A.”

Hobs Pit has been soft opening throughout the half term ahead of the rides official opening on Sunday 2nd June.
 





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