Pleasure Beach Blackpool — The park has a mixture of traditional wooden rides, modern steel roller-coasters, small family rides, highly-advanced thrill rides and generations-old rides still in original working order. The park is currently re-branding with new rides and shows, and a casino.
Located at the resort is 4 star The Big Blue Hotel, offering free Wi-Fi, a gym and free car parking. This hotel has a private entrance to the Pleasure Beach. Surrounding Pleasure Beach theme park are several other excellent and cheap accommodations, peferct for the entire family. Stay at the seafront in a hotel, cosy bed and breakfast or guest house op apartment for rent with family rooms.
Address Pleasure Beach Family Park : 525 Ocean Boulevard, South Shore FY4 1EZ, United Kingdom
Satellite Navigation post code is FY4 1EZ
Other major attractions include the many shows the park has on offer, including Forbidden at the Globe and Hot Ice at the Arena. The Pleasure Beach has in recent years been undergoing a major refurbishment – with the park’s rebranding to simply “Pleasure Beach”, many of the wooden roller coasters have been repainted, and most of the walkways have been resurfaced.
The refurbishments continued in 2007 with many of the signs in the park replaced. Also in 2007 saw the opening of “Infusion” – a Suspended Looping Coaster, relocated from Pleasure Beach’s now-defunct sister park, Pleasureland, in nearby Southport. In September 2007, the Pleasure Beach was judged joint fifth best amusement park in the world (with Disneyland in California, United States) in the Amusement Today Golden Ticket Awards – the self-proclaimed Oscars of the amusement industry.
Pleasure Beach was the only British park to feature in any category. Pleasure Beach was also the highest ranked European park in the awards. Also, Pleasure Beach was voted second best seaside park in the world. The Grand National roller coaster made the universal list of Top 50 Wooden Roller Coasters at number 28 and the Pepsi Max Big One was in the Top 50 Steel section at 44.
Pleasure Beach is included as a playable scenario in the theme-park running simulation game RollerCoaster Tycoon as part of the Loopy Landscapes expansion pack.
Air Connections — Blackpool International Airport operates regular charter and scheduled flights throughout the UK and Europe. The airport is actually just over the borough boundary into Fylde Borough, although a proposal to reorganise Blackpool’s borders would see the airport incorporated into Blackpool Borough.
This airport which was formerly known as Blackpool Squires Gate Airport, is one of the oldest in the UK and has been in use as an airfield since 1909. Airlines serving Blackpool include Jet2 and Ryanair.
Relevant internet Information — # www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com