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Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach Reviews and Guide
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Not to be confused with its better-known namesake in Blackpool, Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach is a free-to-enter seaside amusement park that boasts a variety of thrill rides and family attractions. By far its biggest draw is the Roller Coaster, which is now the only operational scenic railway in the UK and was first installed at the park in 1932. Other highlights include the Log Flume, a Zamperla Disk'O and a quaint monorail ride.
History: Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach was established in 1909 by entrepreneur Charles B. Cochran, who installed a scenic railway on a strip of land close to the resort's beach. This was followed by other clones of classic funfair attractions, such as the River Caves boat ride. The scenic railway was repaired after a fire in 1919, but removed in 1928. After Pat Collins took over the park in 1928, he spotted another scenic railway at the Paris Colonial Exhibition of 1929. He snapped it up and installed at the park in 1932, and it has remained in operation ever since. Recent years have seen the addition of a number of new thrill rides, and the park is currently progressing plans to build a new casino and entertainment complex to the south.
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