The Blackpool Pier Company Announce the Big Wheel’s Brand New Light Show!
The Blackpool Pier Company are proud to present the iconic Blackpool Big Wheel’s brand new light show!
For the first time since being built in 1990 and in preparation for Central Pier’s 150th anniversary next year, the Big Wheel has undergone a full transformation. Resplendent in it’s brand new white and blue colour scheme, there has been a half a million pound investment in the full refurbishment and brand new computer controlled light show.
Peter Sedgwick Senior - Owner of The Blackpool Company says: “We’re constantly transforming and re-investing profits into all three piers, North Pier has undergone a restoration of the Sun Lounge and work continues to reinvigorate the Victorian structure. On South Pier we have refurbished the bar areas, arcades and introduced new rides and outdoor screens, and on Central Pier, we have a brand new family arcade and have completely rebuilt the Big Wheel, introducing a brand new LED light show for the 2017 Blackpool Illuminations!”
Renee Sedgwick, Director of Central Pier “We’ve been working around the clock to get ready for the 2017 Blackpool Illuminations, from totally re-building the wheel back in April this year to making the brand new legs and struts that will carry the computer controlled LED light show - it really has been a huge undertaking and the first of it’s kind since the wheel was erected 27 years ago. We’re committed to making all three piers the top destinations for families in Blackpool.”
Peter Sedgwick Jr, Director of South Pier and head of Technical operations adds “We build everything in house at our state of the art facility near Kirkham and then transport everything overnight to the piers, we employ a large local workforce and try not to outsource anything out of the UK. The LED system for the Big Wheel has been a huge challenge for the team as the earlier system that was outdated had been on the Central Pier site for nearly 30 years. The new lighting system comprises of 50 thousand LED bulbs that are all ran by a computer system that allows us to present a light show the likes of which hasn’t been seen before in the UK. We’re sure you’ll enjoy it!”
The brand new Big Wheel is in operation daily at Central Pier and the superb state of the art light show has commenced for the 2017 Blackpool Illuminations season.