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History Of The Park

The first Pleasureland had operated since 1912 as a sister amusement park to Blackpool Pleasure Beach.[5] In 2005, the park introduced an entrance fee, which proved unpopular[6] and resulted in a serious downturn in the number of visitors. On 5 September 2006 it closed, due to a claimed lack of return on investments.

A number of rides, including the Traumatizer, were moved to the company's site at Blackpool.

The park included several historical rides such as the Cyclone wooden rollercoaster; on 14 September 2006, pictures were released onto the Internet of people dismantling the Cyclone, much to the dismay of local residents, Pleasureland fans, and coaster enthusiasts. On 18 September 2006, two protesters climbed to the top of the Cyclone in an attempt to save it. The protest lasted for three hours, after which the protesters came down over police concerns regarding the distraction they posed causing to passing motorists. There was a petition co-ordinated by a group of coaster enthusiasts to try and save the ride, but this effort also failed. The Cyclone was demolished on 20 November 2006.

One of the park's unique features was its Funhouse with traditional funhouse attractions such as the Wheel and the Social Mixer. The Funhouse continued to operate independently for several months until its closure on 31 March 2007. Soon after, the funhouse was gutted and parts taken to Blackpool; speculation exists that these will form party of a future heritage fairground museum in Blackpool.

Park Information

  • Location: Southport, England
  • Owner: Thompson Family
  • Opened: 1912
  • Closed: 2006
  • Operating season: February - November
  • Rides Total: 10+
  • Roller coasters: 6
  • Water rides: 4





Rollercoaster Main Rides Children's Rides
  • Big Apple
  • Cyclone
  • Looping Star
  • Mad Mouse
  • TraumaTizer
  • Wild Cat
  • Abdulla’s Dilemma
  • Big Wheel
  • Black Hole
  • Caterpillar
  • Chair-O-Planes
  • Chaos
  • Cresta Run
  • Flying Camels
  • Hanseatic
  • Himalaya
  • Hurricane Jets
  • Meteorite
  • Moonrocket
  • Octopus
  • Paratrooper
  • Rok 'n Rol
  • Sandstorm
  • Satellite
  • Scat
  • Ski Jump
  • Space Shot
  • Speedway
  • Tagada
  • The Mistral Flying Machine
  • The Sky Ride
  • Tidal Wave
  • Tri-Star
  • Viking
  • Waltzer
Water/Dark Rides
  • Chewits Log Flume
  • Ghost Train
  • King Solomon's Mines
  • Long Runner
  • Lost Dinosaurs of the Sahara
  • Water Toboggan
  • Desert Convoy
  • Gallopers
  • Marakesh Express
  • Safari Bugs
  • Sultan's Towers
  • Viking Boats
Other Attractions
  • Astroslide
  • Fun House
  • Haunted Inn
  • Noah's Ark



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