Blackpool South Pier, Blackpool

Blackpool South Pier, Blackpool

Originally known as Victoria Pier, South Pier opened in 1893. Its emphasis was on adrenaline-producing rides and entertainment. It has kept to that tradition. It operates from March to November. The South Pier opened on Good Friday 1893 with a choir, two brass bands, and an orchestra. It was 163 yards long and had 36 shops, a bandstand, an ice cream vendor, and a photograph stall.

A carousel was installed in 1896. The Grand Pavilion was replaced by the Regal Theatre in 1963 and changed later into The Beachcomber Amusement Arcade. Since 1998 the pier's focus has been on its exciting rides and stunts. There was the Crazy Mouse roller coaster in 1998, the dodgems, and a spinning Walzer with its G-force rides.

The famous Adrenaline Zone features Skycoaster, a 125-foot high free-falling swing; Skyscreamer, a reverse bungee ride; Spider Mountain, a multi-storied climbable spider's web and; Maxibounce, an acrobatic trampoline. For relaxation, there are the Laughing Donkey Family Bar and the Kiddies Ride Arena.

After all the screaming, thrills, and whizzing about, pop into the Gin House. It has modern decor, drinks, outdoor tables, relaxing music, and great views. The South Pier is open every day throughout the season.

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Blackpool South Pier on Map

Sight Name: Blackpool South Pier
Sight Location: Blackpool, England (See walking tours in Blackpool)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Blackpool, England

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Create Your Own Walk in Blackpool

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Blackpool Introduction Walking Tour

Blackpool Introduction Walking Tour

Between the Ribble and Wyre rivers on the west coast of England was a strip of sandy beach seven miles long. It was a pleasant place, where streams would run through peat bogs before emptying into the sea, turning the water dark. People called the place "Black Pool." Since early days, folks sought the benefits of fresh sea air and water.

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles
Blackpool's Great Promenade

Blackpool's Great Promenade

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles