A handy guide to the Blackpool Pleasure Beach
A day trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach is something not to be missed. Chock-full of things to do, the award-winning amusement park has something for every interest, from family fun and entertaining shows to thrilling rides and exhilarating rollercoasters.
Read our handy guide to help you plan your visit here so that you can get the most out of your fun-filled day out.
The rides are what bring many people to Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Thrill-seekers from all over the country – even the world – come to experience them.
Some of the most popular rides include:
Brand new for summer 2015, Sky Force takes you on a 360-degree tour of the skies – Red Arrows style. Reaching heights of 72ft you will spin, swirl and glide through the air, taking formation in your very own Red Arrows display before coming into land.
The Big One
The Big One is a legendary rollercoaster that can be seen from miles around due to its colossal size. Climbing up to the dizzy heights of 235ft in the air, The Big One drops you down at the rapid pace of around 87 miles per hour! This ride is ideal for thrill-seekers and also offers stunning views over the beach for those daring enough to give it a try.
Valhalla is a real experience for all the senses. As one of the largest indoor rollercoasters with special effects and thrilling drops, it takes you on a journey through ice, wind, snow and fire. The depths inside Valhalla remain relatively mysterious however, one thing is for certain – you will get wet.
Infusion is the world’s very first looping rollercoaster to be suspended over water. Take a seat on the ride that is sure to knock your socks off and astound the senses as you are launched on an exhilarating ride through spanning 2,260ft and five loops.
Ice Blast towers above all other rides at 210ft, blasting you up into the air and back down again. Not for the faint hearted, this ride reaches speeds of up to 80MPH – so if you hop on, be prepared to leave your stomach behind!
Grand National & Steeplechase
The Grand National is a classic Blackpool Pleasure Beach ride which sees two trains race against each other on parallel tracks. Meanwhile, Steeplechase gives you the opportunity to try your hand at horse racing, where you and your opponents compete along the three adjacent tracks.
Although there are many white-knuckle rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, there is also plenty for younger families:
Wallace & Gromit’s Thrill-O-Matic
The Wallace & Gromit Thrill-O-Matic takes you on a journey through all the classic Wallace & Gromit moments, including scenes from A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers and The Curse of the Were Rabbit.
Alpine Rally is a slower paced racing ride perfect for car loving kids. You get to travel along the track in different coloured cars, competing to get to the finish line first.
Offering the ultimate flying experience, kids can whizz around in a rocket which goes outwards and upwards as the ride goes round.
For those who don’t like rollercoasters but still want that thrill, try the Ghost Train, which takes you through a mysterious area full of ghosts and ghouls.
…and of course it wouldn’t be an amusement park without the tea cups and a classic carousel!
Nickelodeon Land is one of the newest additions to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, featuring 12 fun rides including Spongebob’s Splash Bash, Fairy World Taxi Spin and Dora’s World Voyage.
It also offers children the opportunity to meet their favourite Nickelodeon characters. Whether it’s Dora the Explorer or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, they get to hang out with them here.
There are plenty of places to stop off and have a bite to eat at the amusement park, all of which accept credit and debit card payments.
All You Can Eat and Drink wristbands are also available online at a discounted rate, which allow you to enjoy unlimited meal deals and drinks in the selected outlets.
Tickets can cost more if you choose to pay at the gate, so we recommend buying wristbands in advance online.
You can find out more about prices and book tickets by clicking here.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach hosts a variety of shows throughout the year. Throughout summer 2015 visitors to the resort will be able to purchase tickets for the following world class performances:
Hot Ice is a daring and captivating ice show for all the family. This year’s performance, Desire, features world championship performers, glamorous costumes and amazing special FX. Make sure to book early to avoid disappointment, as this is not one to miss!
Following his success on Britain’s Got Talent 2014, Christian Farla is performing throughout July and August at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. This is an absolute must see for all illusion fans, so snap your ticket up quick to experience the magic first hand.
To book tickets and find out more about upcoming shows at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, click here.