Blackpool Pleasure Beach has it all, from rollercoasters to Nickelodeon Land, the whole family will be entertained at the UK's most ride intensive theme park.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach has some of the UK's best loved white knuckle rides. Experience the Big One, The Big Dipper or the Grand National amongst others. Nickelodeon land has the kid's covered with fun for all ages with character based rides.
If that's not enough, Blackpool Pleasure Beach's world famous Hot Ice show features dazzling routines performed by some of the world’s best ice skaters against a backdrop of stunning special effects.
You can ensure you remember your fun day out by purchasing a gift from one of the parks gift shops that stocks official merchandise including Nickelodeon Land gifts.
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Set between the sand hills of Blackpool’s south beaches, and a long-established and historic gypsy encampment on the beach, a partnership was developing between William George Bean and John Outhwaite with the aim of creating a new type of entertainment complex for Blackpool - a static funfair.
Inspired by experiences of funfairs in America, and taking inspirations from their rides, the Pleasure Beach grew under Bean to become an extensive complex of attractions, games and concessions.
The first rides were placed on locally-leased land from 1895 and grew over the coming years with many new rides. These included Sir Hiram Maxim’s Flying Machine, LA Thompson’s Scenic Railway, the River Caves and the Helter Skelter Lighthouse.
Following Bean’s death in 1929 his daughter Doris and her husband Leonard Thompson brought the park into a new era, hiring Joseph Emberton to modernise and design new rides, including Big Dipper, Noah’s Ark and the Ghost Train. He was also tasked with the construction of a new ice drome (1936) and the re-imagining of the original Casino in 1939.
Expansion plans were halted by the outbreak of WWII, but the Pleasure Beach continued to open at weekends to offer entertainment to the many servicemen, civil service workers and evacuees located in town, and signs were erected around the park in Polish to accommodate members of the Polish Air Force.
Since the end of the War the Pleasure Beach has gone from strength to strength with the introduction of many new and innovative rides. The Pleasure Beach introduced the first looping rollercoaster in Europe in 1979 and the world’s then tallest rollercoaster, the Big One, in 1994.
The Pleasure Beach has been entertaining guests in the Ice Drome since 1937 and the ice-skating spectacular has become a world-renowned attraction. With some of the most skilled ice-skaters in the world Hot Ice combines hypnotising costumes, choreography and virtuosity to mesmerise audiences year on year.
The Pleasure Beach combines heritage, entertainment and thrill-seeking in inimitable fashion.