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Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Key information

Location:
Blackpool, Lancashire, England

Operator:
The Thompson Family

Official website:
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Blackpool Pleasure Beach is one of the oldest amusement parks in the UK, having first opened in 1896. It remains the best-attended park in the country, pulling in millions of visitors each year from the surrounding coastal resort. The park hosts a mixture of modern thrill rides and family attractions, along with a large number of historically-significant classic rides. It is home to the UK’s tallest roller coaster, The Big One, along with nine other roller coasters. Five of these are of the wooden variety, dating back to the inter-war years.

History: Blackpool Pleasure Beach debuted in 1896, aiming to take advantage of an influx of visitors to the coastal resort enabled by the construction of the first rail link to the town 50 years earlier. The first significant attraction to open at the park was the Hiram Maxim Captive Flying Machine in 1904, followed a year later by The River Caves of the World (both are still operational today). In recent years, the park has attempting to improve its aesthetic appeal, adding free attractions such as the Chinese Puzzle Maze and Spectacular Dancing Water Show. However, the introduction of a £5 entry fee in 2009 and the removal of several vintage attractions has caused some resentment among Pleasure Beach’s fans.

Top Rides and Shows:

Grand National
Your rating: None (104 votes)
1 review
The Big One
Your rating: None (79 votes)
2 reviews
Wild Mouse
Your rating: None (49 votes)
0 reviews
Diego's Rainforest Rescue
Your rating: None (3 votes)
0 reviews
Flying Machines
Your rating: None (29 votes)
0 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Big Pizza Kitchen
Your rating: None (50 votes)
0 reviews
Donut Dream
Your rating: None (35 votes)
0 reviews
The Plaice
Your rating: None (57 votes)
0 reviews
Burger King
Your rating: None (43 votes)
0 reviews
Super Slush Puppy
Your rating: None (41 votes)
0 reviews

Top Hotels:

Big Blue Hotel
Your rating: None (57 votes)
0 reviews

More information:

New attraction opening dates
Find out the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Refurbishment schedule
Check for any scheduled temporary ride closures at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Latest News:

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has announced its latest thrill ride: Sky Force.

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