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Blackpool Pleasure Beach


Blackpool Pleasure Beach is an amusement park situated along the Fylde coast in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. It is the most visited tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, and one of the top twenty most-visited amusement parks in the world with an estimate of 5.5 million visitors in 2007. In a 2014 TripAdvisor poll, Pleasure Beach was voted as the best theme park in the United Kingdom and the 12th best park in Europe respectively. The park is privately owned by the Thompson family under BPB Holdings ltd. In 2003 Pleasure Beach opened the Big Blue Hotel, a four star family and business hotel and in 2011, Nickelodeon Land, a substitute of the main park which includes numerous family-orientated rides and attractions based on the Nickelodeon brand opened

History Of The Park

Pleasure Beach was founded 1896 by Alderman William George Bean after he failed in his attempt to become an advertising man on New York's Madison Avenue. He returned to the UK in 1897 and opened two separate amusement parks; one adjacent to Euston Road in Great Yarmouth and another in Blackpool, opposite the tram terminus. The Great Yarmouth amusement park consisted simply of a switchback bicycle railway called the Hotchkiss's Patented Railroad. Bean stayed in Great Yarmouth until the end of the century before moving to Blackpool full-time.

In 1903, Bean, along with businessman John Outhwaite, purchased 30 acres (120,000 m2) of land known as the "Watson Estate" which was used to expand the amusement park in Blackpool. Bean and Outhwaite aimed to create a park similar to Coney Island in the USA, that would make adults feel like children again and inspire gaiety of a primarily innocent character and used inspiration from a small manually operated fair ground found at London's Earls Court. The first major attraction to open at Pleasure Beach was the "Hiram Maxim Captive Flying Machine" in 1904. The next attraction, a water ride similar to a Mill Chute was opened in 1905 under the name "The River Caves of the World." The same year the name "Blackpool Pleasure Beach" was founded.

Park Information

  • Location: Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • Owner: The Thompson Family
  • Opened: 1896
  • Operating season: March - November
  • Rides Total: 38
  • Roller coasters: 10
  • Water rides: 4
  • Website: www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com

 

 

 


OPENING TIMES & PRICES:

  • 8th of February until 9th of November.
  • Vary day by day throughout the season but are between 10:30 and 11:30am
  • Closing times also vary.
  • Ticket Prices are below:
    • Adult Tickets - £32.00 (Online - Vary on bookings)
    • Child Tickets - £27.00 (Online - Vary on bookings)
    • Senior Tickets - £27.00 (Online - Vary on bookings)

RIDES:

Rollercoaster Main Rides Children's Rides
  • Avalanche
  • Big Dipper
  • Big One
  • Blue Flyer
  • Grand National
  • Infusion
  • Revolution
  • Nickelodeon Streak
  • Steeplechase
  • Wild Mouse
  • Alice's Wonderland
  • Alpine Ralley
  • Chinese Puzzle Maze
  • Derby Racer
  • Dodgems
  • Eddie Stobart Convoy
  • Flying Machines
  • Gallopers
  • Ghost Train
  • Grand Prix
  • Ice Blast
  • Impossible
  • Pleasure Beach Express
  • Red Arrows Skyforce
  • Tetley Tea Cups Ride
  • Vintage Carousel
  • Wallace and Gromit
Water/Dark Rides
  • Dora's World Voyage
  • The Rugrats Lost River
  • River Caves
  • SpongeBob's Splash Bash 
  • Valhalla
  • Avatar Airbender
  • Backyardians' Pirate Treasure
  • Bikini Bottom Bus Tour
  • Diego’s Rainforest Rescue
  • Fairy World Taxi Spin
  • Krusty Krab Order Up
  • Wonder Pets! Big Circus Bounce
Other attractions
  • Adventure Golf
  • Arcades
  • Bowladrome 
  • Clairevoyant
  • Nickelodeon Land Monthly Events 
  • Facepainting
  • Horror Crypt
  • Ice Skating
  • Pasage Del Terror
  • Ripleys Believe It Or Not
  • Walk The Big One

 

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