The most popular attraction in the UK
Blackpool pleasure beach crams in a vast number of white knuckle, family rides and shows into 42 acres of Blackpool's real estate.
It claims to be the most popular attraction in the UK, although this is a little difficult to calculate as entrance to the 'park' is free, you pay for the rides either by tickets or an unlimited 'wristband'.
The BPB (Blackpool pleasure beach) is thus, strictly speaking, an amusement park rather than a theme park. It certainly lacks the 'themeing' that you would expect in the theme park world, and it certainly is not a 'park' in the green, flowery sense. No, the BPB is normally a bit scruffy and 'lived - in', to put it kindly, as brash and loud as most of it's northern clientelle.
Despite this lack of 'disneyfication' the prices certainly remind you of the land of the mouse. A full price wristband giving unlimited access to the rides and shows will set you back a hefty 30 quid. Good discounts are however often available on the park's website.
I've put my scribblings on three of the more famous rides on here.