REVIEW: Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a truly special place for families

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REVIEW: Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a truly special place for families

THERE’S something about a trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach on a glorious summer’s day that makes for a truly special adventure. Located in the heart of Blackpool, the fair encapsulates everything that is magical about the town. There’s always an unmistakable excitement in the air when you walk through the main entrance and you’re hit with the familiar sights and sounds of one of the country’s most beloved theme parks.

The rides really do offer something for everyone and whether you’re a thrillseeker or prefer a different type of ride, Blackpool Pleasure Beach has it all! Some of the much-loved big hitters are still the likes of Revolution, Infusion, The Big One and the Grand National, offering literally miles of thrilling twists and turns. But there is also the new-look ICON, which is the UK’s first and only double launch rollercoaster, with seats that spin and twist freely during the ride’s duration.

Away from the big rides, if you have young children or toddlers, then the go-to place has to be Nickelodeon Land, which features some of the world’s most loved characters and themed rides. It’s home to 12 amazing rides and a whole host of television characters from the number one kid’s entertainment channel. Get splashed with Rugrats Lost River, Dora’s World Voyage or Spongebob’s Splash Bash, or enjoy a dryer experience on Nickelodeon Streak, Fairy World Taxi Spin or Krusty Krab Order Up.

There will also be an opportunity for youngsters to meet their heroes with regular appearances and picture opportunities with SpongeBob SquarePants, Chase, Marshall and Skye from PAW Patrol.l It’s incredibly easy to get onto your favourite ride with the use of eTickets and QR codes that are scanned upon entry for each ride. There with your family? There is a ‘group’ feature so you only have to scan the eTicket once to get everyone onto the ride, meaning the queues run smoothly and you wait less time. On its website, Blackpool fair describes itself as “the UK’s most ride intensive amusement park” and it’s hard to argue against. With so much to do, as closing time approaches you’ll be wishing it would stay open just a little longer to have one more go on your favourite ride!

Find out more or book tickets at https://www.visitblackpool.com/









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