Pleasure Beach, Blackpool

Pleasure Beach, Blackpool (must see)

Pleasure Beach is a family owned amusement park and resort situated along the Fylde coast in Blackpool. It is the most visited amusement park in the United Kingdom, and one of the top twenty most-visited amusement parks in the world with an estimate of 5.5 million visitors in 2007. The park is owned by the Thompson family.

In 2003 the park opened the Big Blue Hotel, a four star hotel, making the park part of an official resort. The park operates an additional children's park in the resort called Nickelodeon Land which is a subsidy of Nickelodeon; it occupies the space of the original children's park which was called Beaver Creek. The main attractions at Pleasure Beach, Blackpool include: Big One: The UK's tallest roller coaster with a peak height of 213 ft, built by Arrow Dynamics, Infusion: A Vekoma Suspended Looping Coaster and the world's first constructed entirely over water, Revolution: Europe's first fully inverting roller coaster, built by Arrow Dynamics, Grand National: A twin tracked " Möbius Loop" racing wooden roller coaster, opened in 1935.
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Pleasure Beach on Map

Sight Name: Pleasure Beach
Sight Location: Blackpool, England (See walking tours in Blackpool)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Blackpool, England

Create Your Own Walk in Blackpool

Create Your Own Walk in Blackpool

Creating your own self-guided walk in Blackpool is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Blackpool Introduction Walking Tour

Blackpool Introduction Walking Tour

Sitting on the Irish Sea shore, Blackpool is a prominent seaside resort and a major tourist center in northwest England. As such, the city is famous primarily for its waterfront with old-school amusements, of which the most notable, of course, is the 1894-built Blackpool Tower. Still, there are other sights in the city worthy of attention just as well. To see what they are, follow this orientation...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Blackpool's Great Promenade

Blackpool's Great Promenade

Blackpool's Great Promenade is an interesting area to explore. Here you will find Blackpool South Pier, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and a wide range of amusement parks. On the South Promenade is "The Great Promenade Show" that features nine original pieces of art. Take this tour to discover this wonderful area of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles