Best Job Ever? Blackpool Pleasure Beach is recruiting a thrill-seeking new employee to take up the newly created role of Rollercoaster Test Rider.
A Thrill Seekers Dream
The successful candidate will be put straight to work, ensuring that the park’s 10 rollercoasters have the right amount of thrills and excitement before the park reopens on Saturday 18th March.
Scroll down to discover more about some of the fantastic roller coasters that the successful candidate will be testing.
Roller Coaster Test Rider
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is offering one person the chance to be appointed Rollercoaster Test Rider. A unique role has come about through the attraction wanting to make sure that every rollercoaster at the amusement park offers maximum thrills and excitement for guests.
The new role will require an individual with an exceptional sense of fun and excitement to ensure that major rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach have the necessary thrill factor in time for the launch of the new season on Saturday 18th March.
Travel to European Parks
The successful applicant will be required to test numerous rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach and report on a number of key fun factors such as speed, thrills, and excitement levels and advise where they think improvements could be made to increase the fun factor on individual rides.
They will also work with the Operations Department if necessary to come up with fun and thrilling ideas for future projects and even have the chance to travel to other European parks to provide feedback and reports to Blackpool Pleasure Beach on other rides.
Roller Coaster Ride Tester
Applying for the role couldn’t be easier. Candidates simply need to visit the recruitment page on Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s website and complete the relevant application form.
This is a temporary role and the successful applicant will need to be available to spend a day at Blackpool Pleasure Beach during w/c Monday 13th March 2023.
Anyone planning to apply for the position must be 16 years old or above, be at least 1.32M tall, have a good head for heights and a strong stomach and like going upside down. Previous experience riding rollercoasters and thrill rides is preferred, see below for a full list of requirements.
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Amazing Roller Coasters
The park offers an amazing lineup of roller coasters including the world-famous Big One. One of the latest additions to the Theme Park is ICON, the UK’s first double-launch rollercoaster and undoubtedly one of the best roller coaster rides here in the UK.
The Lancashire Theme Park also offers a number of classic wooden coasters including the Big Dipper and the Grand National. Infusion is the world’s only suspended looping coaster completely over water. If you love thrilling white-knuckle rides then Blackpool Pleasure Beach is the place for you.
This large steel roller coaster once held the record for being the tallest roller coaster in the world. The Big One remains the tallest roller coaster in the UK.
The £16m Thrill Ride is the first multi-launch roller coaster in the United Kingdom. Manufactured by Mack Rides of Germany, the UK’s first double-launch roller coaster uses Linear Synchronous Motors (LSM) to propel the train along the track, accelerating from 0-80kph in 2.25 seconds before reaching heights of 88ft at speeds of up to 85kph. The £16m ICON roller coaster interacts closely with other rides and attractions 15 times during its high-speed journey, giving it the title of the world’s most interactive ride. In our opinion ICON is one of the best roller coasters in the UK.
The Big Dipper is a classic high-speed, turbulent wooden rollercoaster suitable for all thrill-seekers. Featuring five awesome drops and a host of twisting and banked turns this Blackpool Pleasure Beach icon is a world-famous classic wooden rollercoaster.
Opened in 1935, The Grand National was Europe’s first twin-track racing coaster, a true classic high-speed, racing wooden roller coaster suitable for all thrill-seekers.
Over 125 Years of Fun
Set in a 42-acre site on Blackpool Seafront, Blackpool Pleasure Beach is Britain’s most ride-intensive amusement park. Offering over 35 rides and attractions including the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land, it really is a fantastic day out for all the family.
Travelling to Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is located on Blackpool’s historic seafront. There are a number of ways you can get to the attraction and there is also lots of accommodation available in Blackpool.
Travelling by Car
There are a number of carparks surrounding the Theme Park but these can prove to be expensive, as an alternative we recommend YourParkingSpace who offer very reasonably priced 24-hour secure parking at a Premier Inn only a short walk from the theme park.
Travelling by Train
There are two railway stations in Blackpool. Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s own mainline station is closest, just a short walk from the attraction. See the Raileasy website for details.
Travelling by Coach
If you would like to travel by coach we recommend that you try the National Holidays website.
Staying in Blackpool
If you want an alternative to Pleasure Beach’s own hotels then there are loads of places to stay in Blackpool, we recommend that you try Hotels.com or Travelodge which has a hotel right outside the entrance to the Theme Park. Blackpool’s Village Hotel is located in Stanley Park alongside Blackpool Zoo. The hotel offers a gym, Italian restaurant, pub, and spa on-site, as well as ample free parking. The hotel even features an 18-hole golf course, with a driving range and golf academy.