Blackpool Pleasure Beach

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    Blackpool Pleasure Beach

    Blackpool Pleasure Beach offers something for all the family. Set in a 42-acre site on Blackpool Seafront Blackpool Pleasure Beach is Britain’s most ride-intensive amusement park. The amusement park started out with just one ride in 1896 (over 120 years ago). Amanda Thompson, the current Managing Director is the great-granddaughter of its founder, W.G Bean. With over 125 rides and attractions, it really is a fantastic day out for all the family. Inside the amusement park, there are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat plus spectacular award winning shows.

     

      

    Roller Coasters

    The park Currently offers an amazing 10 roller coasters including the world famous Big One. The amusement 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.

      

    Top 10 Rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

     

    1 – Big One

    When the Big One opened on 28th May 1994 it was both the tallest and steepest roller coaster in the world. Although it no longer holds these world records, the Big One still remains the tallest roller coaster in the United Kingdom. Stealth at Thorpe Park now holds the record for the fastest roller coaster in the United Kingdon. At the time of writing, The Big One is the second longest roller coaster in the United Kingdom, losing only to Lightwater Valley’s Ultimate. The Big One’s first drop has an incline angle of 65 degrees and the maximum speed for the ride is 74 miles per hour.

    On selected dates park guests can ‘Walk the Big One‘ climbing to the top of the 235-foot lift hill.

     

    2 – Valhalla

    Opened in 2000 Valhalla is a large indoor water ride at Pleasure Beach Blackpool in Lancashire, England. Valhalla cost £15 million and is one of the most expensive water rides ever built. Both a dark ride and a water ride, Valhalla uses special effects which incorporate fire, water, snow, thunder and lightning. Honoured at the Golden Ticket Awards in America where it was named the world’s best water ride. Valhalla held the record for being the longest indoor dark ride in the world. Beware you will get soaked on this ride..!!

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    3 – Grand National

    Designed and constructed by Charles Paige in 1935 The Grand National is a wooden racing roller coaster. It is themed and named after the famous Grand National horse race. As the trains climb the lift hill they pass under the ‘They’re Off’ sign and race through ‘Be