Pleasure Beach, Blackpool

Pleasure Beach, Blackpool (must see)

Pleasure Beach is a vast amusement park on the south shore of Blackpool. The park was founded by businessman William George Bean and his partner John Outhwaite in 1896 and has been family owned and operated since its inception. The original Pleasure Beach, situated on the dunes by the Promenade, had some roundabouts, a Bicycle Railway, and several Gypsy stalls. Bean and Outhwaite decided to grow the business after visiting Coney Island in the United States.

The park is situated on a site of 42 acres beside the South Promenade. North Park, Nickelodeon Land, and South Park make up the three main sections of Pleasure Beach. Rides of the park are built under, around, and through other areas and attractions.

Rides available are the Avalanche Bobsled; Big Dipper wooden roller coaster; The Big One, a 235-foot steel hyper roller coaster; Blue Flyer, a wooden coaster for kids; Grand National dual track racer; ICON steel coaster with two launches and a barrel roll; Infusion; Revolution; Nickelodeon Streak; and Steeplechase.

Thrill rides include Avatar Airbender, Ice Blast, and Red Arrows Sky Force. There are five water rides, 13 miscellaneous rides, and seven Family rides, including themes like Wallace & Grommet, Alice in Wonderland, and Ghost Train. There are seasonal shows and events, Golf (12 holes), Ripley's Believe It or Not, and the Arena ice rink.

The Pleasure Beach operates daily from April to November. Its slogan is: "We create the fun, you keep the memories."

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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
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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

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.

Blackpool became a tourist magnet in the 1840s....  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 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: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles