This is the most visited theme park in the UK with over 5.5 million visitors a year. We used to come here with my son but today it still remains an interesting place to walk around even if I am too old to go on the rides. The rides are of the white knuckle variety and watching people on the Pepsi Max roller coaster never ceases to amaze me that you can actually stay in the carriage on this ride.
The park is currently home to nearly 40 rides and attractions, including twelve roller coasters, of which five are wooden - the best is the Grand National ride which has twin roller coaster trains that ride occasionally side by side.
Admission is expensive but you can ride all day for the price of a wristband. There are many offers so book in advance if you can. To walk around the park also has a cost of £5 which is unfair and must put many people off who would otherwise at least eat here or buy from the shops.
There is also a theatre, golf and many shops and cafes including England's largest Burger King, a water park, a ice arena , casino and bowlong alley. Something for everyone.
I love the pleasure beach my favourite ride is the Grand National two roller coasters race each other if you like rides you will enjoy Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
The photo was taken just before we got on Infusion you can see it wizzing around above Ian and Pauls heads, you can also see the big one in the background and just above Paul's head is the Big dipper.
My favourite theme park in the UK! So many rides, intertwining within one another it seems, i love all the rides, even the simplest rides like the horse race! But the Pepsi Max Big One and InFusion are the best! just a shame the ques are always so freeking long!
Right at the end of the Prominade is Blackpools Pleasure Beach, i think that its £30 to get a wristband and you can go on the rides as many times as you like - you can even leave the park and return again the same day (they even do weekend passes).
So of the rides at Blackpool are ancient - these are the best as they feel so unsafe!!! My favourite ride is the Grand National. This rollercoster is best gone on if there are a few of you and some can go on one cart and some on another and see who wins. Its a rollercoaster which was constructed in 1935 (and feels like it) it is made out of wood and is rickety - and the seats move about it is that old - its great!!!
Some of the rides are rollercoasters which are found in many theme parks such as the loop d' loop and the powerblast (the one where you get shot up in the air on a hydrolic thing, you know the one....you get blasted up 210 feet in the air at crazy miles an hour!)
The Pepsi Max is one of the highest rollercoasters ever - at 235ft high and speeds of up to 87mph i don't like this ride - although this ride is probably a lot safer than the Grand National - it doesnt feel like it!!! (I still go on it though and so should you if you are visiting!)
Another scarey ride is the Spin Doctor - it has something to do with Russian Space - think it is the same technology that they use of something - anyhow - you are on two massive arms that spin around and your little open cage thing that you sit in spins around...the 1st time i went on it was ok, the 2nd time i hated it!!!
There are also wet rides such as the log flume and one called Valhalla (which is really good!) And also rides for Children such as Alice in Wonderland and Beavers Creak!
Blackpool Pleasure beach has been featured on the TV. They now have a security scanner in case of offensive weapons and bombs, although it’s advisable to use the complaints office instead of blowing it up. There are many rides in the Pleasure beach & you can purchase tickets or wristbands to have unlimited rides & to see the shows like Hot Ice, Eclipse and Mystique. You can also ride the Pepsi Max which is England’s biggest roller coaster. 235ft high & over one mile of winding & turning at speeds of up to 87mph. Stomach churning the ride is spectacularly lit up at night & dominates the whole park. There’s also a wooden roller coaster built in 1935 called the Grand National. No horsing around here, height restriction: 46"/117cm.
Other rides include:
BLING - a knuckle experience for riders as they are lifted a monstrous 100 feet above the ground & spun through the air on giant glittering gondolas in three different directions at speeds of 60mph as the ride pulls 2.5gs.
Spin Doctor - The £1 million Spin Doctor at Blackpool Pleasure Beach consists of two revolving ‘propellers’ which twirl riders 360 degrees through the air to 120 feet at speeds of over 60 mph.
Ice Blast - The first of its kind in the UK, Ice Blast shoots riders upright up a 210 foot tower at 80mph & back again for an unbelievable hair raising free-fall descent.
Space Invader 2 - A roller coaster with a difference. Fly through outer space in near total darkness. The ride is undercover.
Wild Mouse - Not for the scardy cats! This terrifying ride earns it's name. Down unbelievably sheer drops, up hills & whizzing round a endless array of bends. One of only 3 remaining wooden Wild Mouse rides remaining in the world.
There’s over 35 places to eat, & lot’s of shops. The Pleasure Beach has several closing times depending on when you go.
In October - 11.00am – 9.00pm from March until November.
The Big One. This ride is 235 feet high. As it is built right next to the sea and Blackpool can be very breezey, it sways in the wind. I have never actually been brave enough to go on it, but my husband and son have and they sat in the front seat. They loved it. The queues for this ride can be very long.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is the name of the theme park at the southern end of Blackpool promenade. There is no entrance fee to the park area, you can either pay per ride or buy a 'wristband' enabling you to go on the rides as many times as you life, queues permitting.
rom our famous white knuckle rides to 6 acre themed children’s area, Beaver Creek, plus spectacular shows – here at Pleasure Beach we can offer something for the whole family.
My favorite childhood memories were of visiting this park with my family, even though I was afraid of big rides, I simply enjoyed the magic and splendure of the park itself.
You can find here: taller, faster rollercoasters, bigger clubs, even the biggest mirror ball in the world plus world-class shows, cosmopolitan restaurants, vibrant nightlife, an active sports scene and breathtakingly beautiful scenery on Blackpool's doorstep. Its good but I have seen better! Entrance to Pleasure Beach costs 40UK during a season, then drops to 10 but most of the attractions are closed.
The ulitmate day out, the pleasure beach offers fun for all the family of all ages.
Entrance to the park is free and rides are paid for by tokens which can be purchased from the shops at the entrance or small kiosks situated around the park. If you intend to stay the whole day in the park taking advantage of all the rides, I would strongly recommend purchasing a wrist band from £12.00 which includes a show of your choice and unlimited rides. You can purchase a two for one offer on wristbands from e-bay for less than 99p.
The park is famous for its Pepsi max ride which is the tallest and fastest ride in Europe. I would not recommend this for feint hearted, but a must for any thrill seekers. It’s mind blowing and would leave you clenching your body support for dear life – fantastic!!! Don’t forget to smile on the way down.
The pleasure beach offers more rides including Valhalla, spin doctor, Big Dipper, Grand National, ice blast, Irn Bru etc.
My favourite ride would be the Valhalla, the ride cost over 14 million pounds to build and is a high speed journey on a boat through raging fires to cold icy scenes, it’s a rollercoaster ride which is breathtaking. My advice would be spending the £1.00 for a water proof mac as no one leaves this ride with dry clothes in tack!
Personally I pulled my trousers up to my knees and in the boat I pulled the mac over my legs and held the neck shut and I came out with water trainers and little else. Other people around me who didn’t opt for the mac were wet through. You have been warned!
Numerous restaurants and fast food establishments are doted around the park from Pizza Hut, Fish & Chips, Italian, Burger King, Coffee Shops and bars etc.
The shows included in the price are as follows:
Pleasure Beach is the biggest attraction of Blackpool. It's an amusement park at the beach with a many giant rollercoasters (including the biggest in Europe!) and other rides. Unfortunately it was closed when we were here. Oh well, the rollercoasters looked a bit too scary for me and my vertigo anyway ;)
The park is open from February (weekends only then) until November and a standard wristband costs £30.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Rollercoasters and even more rollercoasters. Blackpool Pleasure Beach has one of the largest collection of rollercoasters in the world, from the traditional wooden Mouse to the state of the art steel Big One.
Unfortunately Blackpool Pleasure Beach is not as slick or tidy as places like Disney World. When you queue for a ride that is all you do unlike Disney where the queue is part of the ride as soon as you step into the queue.
The Pleasure Beach can be quite untidy at times as the litter is not picked up as quick as it could be.
As well as the Roller Coasters there are all kinds of other rides for all ages and tastes.
My favourite rides at the Pleasure beach are the Dual Track, Grand National, Big Dipper, Rollercoaster, Bobsleigh and Steeplechase.
One of my favourite things about the Pleasure Beach was the Laughing Clown, he used to sit in a glass box and laugh for ages and I could sit and watch them forever.
There are also several places around that you can play on video games and fruit machines or even spend your money on tacky souvenirs.
There are plenty of places scattered around the Pleasure Beach to get something to eat, from full blown meals to the more traditional seaside fare of popcorn, candyfloss, toffee apples and doughnuts.
Unfortunately there has been a fire recently which damaged a few of the rides including my favourite, The Grand National.
Home of the Pepsi Max Big One - tallest, fastest rollercoaster in the world plus over 150 other great rides and attractions. Beaver Creek Theme Park for children. Spectacular Ice Show, Illusion Show, International Circus, top cabaret in the new Paradise Room. Restaurants, cafes, bars, disco, ice skating.
Pleasure Beach is another Blackpool attraction guaranteed to lighten your wallet a bit, or a lot depending on how many rides you wish to try. Entrance is free but you pay for each ride. If you’re out for a day of fun this would be the place to spend it. I’d suggest travel sickness pills for those with queasy tummies like mine ;-)
THE PLEASURE BEACH (IT HAS LOTS OF RIDES).
IT HAS THE BIG ONE - PEPSI MAX, WHICH IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST ROLLERCOASTERS. IT HAS THE PLAYSTATION WHICH IS ANOTHER HUGE RIDE. THERE IS SOMETHING THERE FOR JUST ABOUT ANYONE. IT'S PRETTY CHEESY BUT FUN.