Pleasure Beach: There’s No Such Thing as Too Much Fun
A visit to the seaside resort town of Blackpool wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Pleasure Beach. This popular amusement park is amongst the top attractions in Blackpool and one of the top 20 most visited amusement parks in the world. It’s easy to see why the young and young at heart visit this family-friendly spot in record numbers every year. Built in 1896, Pleasure Beach is continually adding to its list of scream-inducing rides, boasting the United Kingdom’s tallest roller coaster, the first looping roller coaster in the United Kingdom, and the United Kingdom’s first suspended looping coaster completely over water. Talk about thrilling! For the smaller set, there is also plenty to see and do, and this exceptional Blackpool theme park will have everyone wanting to return.
Fun Has Many Meanings at Pleasure Beach
Whether you’re staying at one of the hotels near Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach or driving in for the day, it’s best to start your visit early to avoid the crowds and make the most of your time. Those looking for a jolt of adrenaline might want to head straight for the amusement park’s newest roller coaster, ICON. Any line-ups will be worth the wait to experience the same speed of a Formula 1 driver as this double launch roller coaster snakes its way through the park, interacting with other rides.
On a hot day, adventure seekers will want to hop on Valhalla, a water ride that takes passengers through dark tunnels and stomach-churning drops, all while exposing riders to the punishing elements of fire, snow, and wind. For a change of pace, the Big Dipper is a wooden roller coaster offering a classic rollercoaster experience in stark contrast to the many glitzier coasters found in the park. Those who want to forego the thrills can check out family-friendly activities like Adventure Golf, the Chinese Puzzle Maze, River Caves and Pleasure Beach Express. There are also several daily entertaining shows and events to take in, including the popular Dancing Water Show.
Blackpool Has a Hotel for Every Taste
To be as close to the action as possible, the Big Blue Hotel is Pleasure Beach’s onsite hotel, just a ten-minute walk from the park gates. One of the top family hotels in Blackpool, Big Blue Hotel puts a sophisticated twist on family fun with fine dining and upmarket accommodations. Guests can also purchase packages for discounted Pleasure Beach tickets.
Additional hotels near Pleasure Beach include The Carousel and Sunny Days, noted for their cleanliness and excellent service, or the Marsden Hotel, a highly rated bed and breakfast. Other Blackpool attractions near Pleasure Beach hotels are Grosvenor Casino, Sandcastle Waterpark, Ashton Gardens and the Blackpool Tower Dungeon.
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