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Blackpool Pleasure Beach
525 Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 1EZ
+44 0870 444 5566
http://www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com/
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Rides & Attractions Trip Reports Park Guide Videos Nostalgia Discussion
Roller Coaster Photos
Avalanche
Big Dipper
Blue Flyer
Grand National
Infusion
Pepsi Max Big One
Nickelodeon Streak
Revolution
Space Invader
(Closed)
Steeplechase
Wild Mouse

Other Ride Photos
Alice in Wonderland
Avatar Airbender
Bling
(Closed)
Captive Flying Machines
Derby Racer
Dodgems
Gallopers
Ghost Train
Grand Prix
Gold Mine
Ice Blast
Impossible
Magic Mountain
The Maze Chinese Puzzle
Monorail
(Closed)
Noah's Ark
(Closed)
Red Arrows Sky Force (New for 2015) (Closed)
Pleasure Beach Express
River Caves
Spin Doctor
(Closed)
Swamp Buggies
(Closed)
Spongebob's Splash Bash
Tetley Tea Cup Ride
Trauma Towers
(Closed)
Valhalla
Wallace and Gromit's Thrill-o-Matic

Theme Park Review Photo Updates
Theme Park Review's 2010 UK Trip
Theme Park Review's 2006 UK Trip
Photos From March 2006 Trip
Theme Park Review's 2002 Coaster Odyssey

TPR Member Photo Trip Reports
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June 15th, 2006 by WillMontu
June 15th, 2006 by DerekRx

Attractions
Many worry about the future of Pleasure Beach. The park was known for its classic rides, but many have been revamped or removed in recent years. But there is still plenty of heritage at the park. Steeplechase is the only remaining ride of its type, Wild Mouse is one of the few wooden mouse coasters still in operation, and another woodie, Grand National, is one of three remaining mobius coasters. Beyond that there are seven more coasters, including three more woodies, a bobsled coaster, and Pepsi Big Max, an Arrow hyper--the UK's tallest coaster.

Since the park is no room to expand, many rides are built in close proximity, if not encroaching on the same air space. Prepare yourself for a drenching in Valhalla, considered by many to be the world's best water ride. Not to be missed are Blackpool's classic dark rides.
Food
Burger King is available at the park. There are also many other quick-service places and sit-down restaurants offering a wide variety of selections.
Operating Season
Blackpool has a long operating season starting with weekends in February and March, expanding into daily operations in April, and scaling back to weekends only in November.
Access & Location
Blackpool is certainly a working-class retreat and also a favorite destination for bachelor (stag) and bachelorette (hen) parties. Crowds can be a little rough around the edges.

From the M6 motorway, exit at Junction 32 onto the M55. At the end of the M55, follow signs for Blackpool, South Shore (via Blackpool Airport) and then follow the brown tourist signs to the Pleasure Beach, Blackpool.

Direct train service exists from both London and Manchester.
Nearby Lodging
The Big Blue Hotel borders the park and is one of the nicer hotels in Blackpool. This affiliated hotel offers patrons discounted pricing on all-day wristbands.
Virtual Queue Options
Speedy Q is offered at two levels using Lo-Q tehnology
Shows
It's up to you if you want to call Spectacular Dancing Water a show, but the other offerings at the park (ice show and magic show) are upcharges.
Videos
Blackpool Pleasure Beach by Theme Park Review
Avalanche POV by Theme Park Review
Crazy Mouse Video by Theme Park Review
Roller Coaster POV by Theme Park Review
Pepsi Max Big One POV by Theme Park Review
Steeplechase POV by Theme Park Review
Wacky Soap Box Racer Vs. Steeplechase Video by Theme Park Review
Blackpool Video by Cerberus'
Valhalla POV Video by Strange
Bling POV by Strange

Nostalgia
2006 Park Guide
Mark's Postcard Paradise - Big Dipper at Night (1927)

Discussion
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