Blackpool Pleasure Beach Wins Tourism Award
13 February 2023
by Visit Blackpool
Blackpool Pleasure Beach celebrated High Adventure Experiences winning Best Experience at the Lancashire Tourism Awards in style by taking the trophy up 420 steps to a height of 235ft to the very top of the UK’s tallest rollercoaster, The Big One.
High Adventure Experiences take participants on guided tour of some of Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s tallest rollercoasters, covering many ups and downs and exploring parts of the ride that most visitors will have never been before.
High Adventure Experiences is the collective name for three separate thrilling experiences – Walk The Big One, Walk The Woodie and Walk The Big One XL.
Walk The Big One offers guests the chance to walk 235ft to the top of the UK’s tallest rollercoaster and enjoy the breath taking views.
Guests can walk to the top of one of Europe’s tallest rollercoasters and take in the stunning views of the 42-acre amusement park and beyond. From September the views are extra special as they also take in Blackpool’s famous illuminations.
With Walk The Big One XL, as well as climbing the 420 steps to the top of The Big One, participants will also get the chance to explore the ride’s maintenance area and get a better insight into how it works. They will also have the chance to climb up two exciting new points on the ride where they will experience unique views of the ride, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, and the stunning seafront.
Walk The Woodie 100 is an exhilarating experience where guests have the chance to walk up the lift hill of the park’s oldest rollercoaster, The Big Dipper. As well as experiencing amazing views, participants can find out more about the ride’s history. This experience is particularly special as the ride celebrates its centenary in August 2023.
Each High Adventure Experience is run by members of Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s ride operations team who will guide guests through the experience, share fascinating facts and stories about the rides, and also share a few interesting tales about their time working at the famous amusement park.
On winning the award, Andy Hygate, Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s Director of Operations comments, “The team here are absolutely delighted to win this award and it wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work, expertise and passion that everyone has shown whilst planning and delivering these amazing experiences.
“These experiences take guests to parts of the rides they will never have been to before, and experience unique views of the ride and surrounding areas. Having completed the walks myself, I can definitely say that they are something that all fans of Blackpool Pleasure Beach will love to take part in.”
Walk the Big One dates – Saturday 25th and Friday 31st March, Thursday 20th April, Friday 5th Saturday 13th and Saturday 20th May, Friday 2nd Saturday 10th Friday 23rd and Friday 30th June, Friday 15th Friday 22nd and Friday 29th September.
Walk the Woodie 100 dates – Friday 21st and Friday 28th April, Thursday 5th and Friday 12th May, Thursday 1st, Friday 16th and Saturday 24th June and Friday 7th July.
Walk The Big One XL dates are Saturday 29th April, Friday 26th May, Friday 21st July and Sunday 10th September.
For more information, or to book for any High Adventure Experience, visit Blackpool Pleasure Beach.