Written on: 31/08/2013
Me and my husband wanted our two young children to experience blackpool for the first time although they through,y enjoyed there day saying blackpool is sweetie land, we were both disgusted at the price of the please beach £100 it would of costed us to get on the rides etc but decided on the cheaper option and pay the rides individually we left blackpool feeling like we should of gone to Alton Towers as its £20 cheaper and the rides are better quality by far! All in all a very... (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2013
I went to Blackpool Pleasure Beach on 25th July. We travelled as a group of 10 from Bradford to Blackpool. We left here at 7am and got there for 10am. When we got to the Pleasure beach we went to go in through the security gates. The Lady guard wasn't going to let me or my fiance in because we had 4 sandwiches in our bags. We explained my fiance is Diabetic so they are made for him and they are for us going home. In the end she lets us in but not before she started shouting at me and accused... (read more)
Written on: 15/08/2013 by opeths_ghost (1 review written)
I have been going to the pleasure beach since I was about 8 yrs old and I have always loved the place. I am now 43 and after taking my family for the day yesterday my whole attitude to the place has changed. The friendly feel has gone, it it's place are security guards. We first lined up for about 35 mins only to get within touching distance of the counter when we where redirected to another line, a coach load of people got off in front of us, joined the line and so we where forced back... (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2013
Blackpool pleasure beach is by far the best theme/ amusement park in the UK in most peoples opinion. It is now cleaner than ever and there is plenty to do weather you want to ride the pepsi max big one, one of the tallest, fastest, steepest roller coasters in the world or go for the smaller rides in the uk's only nickelodeon land. There is a huge range of rides, food and other attractions which stops you from getting bored. The pleasure beach now has an entry fee which stops any trouble... (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2013
Its just a pitty the pleasure beach blackpool dont look after good staff that have put sweat and blood into it for years, mr G Thompson and his mother Doris put staff first god bless them both, all staff was behind them 100% thats when it was busy.And a member of staff was a member of a team that pulled together and made the park what it is today. (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2013 by Sarah156 (1 review written)
Every year I go with my family to the pleasure beach. We love going and the kids love going on all the rides and buying souvenirs. We have noticed that the prices are slowly rising but I have just found a new app on my phone called Blackpool Pleasure Beach. It gives different offers for the park and I like that I can navigate around the park using my phone so that I don't have to carry a map. I thought it would be good to share with everyone so that they can get the most out of their money.... (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2012 by Gem-82
Although I bought wristbands online for £20 each I feel as though we did not get good value for money as my eldest son only got to go on 3 rides and myself and my youngest sons only got to go on a few rides in Nickelodeon land as queues were very long and had a very long wait for them. To get to go on more rides and get value for money you would need to spend all day there. Next time I go to blackpool I will not be visiting the pleasure beach. (read more)
Written on: 18/10/2012
Blackpool Plesure Beach is an enjoyable attraction in Blackpool but you spend more time queing than on rides. There are a good selection of rides for everyone, however the wrist band price on the door of £35.00 for one adult is excessive if you have a larger family and you are not likely to get your moneysworth due to horndous ques especially for rides like Avelanche, Nickelodeon Streak and The Bign One. You need to be there all day to get your moneysworth if you get an adult wristband. (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2012
Me and my husband with our two 10 year old sons visited blackpool as a day out in july. In my teen years my family took us all to blackpool pleasure beach theme park and I absolutely loved it. So I decided to take my sons, we all enjoyed it. We went on a school day which ment we had no waiting to get on rides. We bought a family ticket for £91 which ment we could spend money on lunch outside the park. the atmosphere was lovely. really was a faboulsous day. However the bag search at the... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2012 by Reviewbyme (1 review written)
I had a handbag stolen, the security were not interested, they were useless. I e mailed what was stolen , I never got a reply.be very careful, do not leave belongings near a ride you go on.they only tell you that it's unlucky and in future leave your clothes, bags, etc. at the gate! (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2012 by joefromthehills (1 review written)
After paying £100 for family of 4 for Blackpool Pleasure Beach(£140 if not booked in advance on internet) you are then told you have to go through 'security' this is a sham in order for them to search you and rummage through your bags for food. If they find any food you are refused entry even if you have paid. Note this is done AFTER you have queued and paid for your ticket no warning is given that this might happen. When you get in if you haven't paid extra for 'que jumping' it will... (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2012
I think on the website you should have a staff page of the staff 1st and 2nd name so if we have complaints/comments/compliments on that person we can say exactly who it was, e.g, i just got back from blackpool wanting to email them to compliment on the 2 guys working at the infusing yesterday 1st august one was called Jordan but i there might be more than 1 Jordan there (p.s - if you know his last name please tell me because i have nice things to say about him!!!!) I love the Infusion, Big... (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2012
Blackpool pleasure beach is a really good day out. There are rides for every age and the whole park is very clean. All the eating areas are done lovely,I did however think that the sales of alcohol was a little to much. It was sold in every kiosk nearly!! The only problem we did have was time it took to get on the rides as the ques were not really that long they just seemed to take ages to get everyone one on and off. Some of the carriages were going out half empty! Also getting food... (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2011 by coasterjamie (18 reviews written)
Pleasure beach blackpool is simply AMAZING!!! The quality and amount of rides is unbelievably good! While it may seem expensive at first remember that you can go on the rides all day and the queues (unless at peak times)are around 20 minutes at the longest! At the busiest time I queued 35 minutes for the pepsi max big one, but it is worth a longer queue than that, it is fantastic! While the big one tops every other ride, there is one ride that beats it for me. VALHALLA is an amazing water... (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2011
Even when it's busy the queues are nothing compared to other parks, food is of high quality and prices are good. I have visited SEVEN times this year so far and will be back for at least another Three! There are wonderful cafes, fantastic restaurants and an amazing hotel. Nickelodeon Land is absolutely fantastic, Spongebobs splash bash is brilliant and its great to see they have restored rollercoaster and turned it into Nickelodeon Streak. The heritage of the park, the amazing rides,... (read more)
Written on: 15/08/2011 by garagehouse (3 reviews written)
"Good rides once you get on them, but frustratingly long queues" Our visit did not get off to a good start. The sat nav took us 'round the houses. My advice is follow the signs! In the car, after letting another driver into the car park in front of us, a second one decided to force his way in as well. (He didn't notice the empty spaces on the left as you go in though, so he had a much longer walk than us!) Anyway, the next step was getting through the ticket office. It looked like chaos,... (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2011
Pleasure Beach is a molderaltely expensive, fantastic day out! Not everyone has to pay full price and theres something for everyone, the atmosphere is still there, as it used to be. (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2011
Firsty, Blackpool plasure has to be the most amazing theme park in the world (Metaaphoricaly) You get the freshest air and the atmosphere is amazing, even lookining at it makes you shiver with exitment. I LOVE the rides, valhalla has to bhe the best, also the big one. Alton towers may have some good rides but you will never see anything like valhalla or teh bigone at alton towers, will you? The only problem with pleasure beach is the fact that they don't let you bring in sandwitches and it... (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2011
I'm afraid that the shine was taken off our long-awaited day at the Pleasure Beach because officials who searched our bags would not allow usw to take in our sandwiches. We are a hard-working family and our wristbands for rides cost well over a hundred pounds. We had prepared a sandwich lunch to try to keep additional costs to a minimum. Other visitors were also upset. Some resorted to passing sandwiches through security railings -- a bit like food parcels going into a prison camp. We... (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2011
This is why I love Pleasure Beach:
The £5 pass (Pleasure Beach Pass) that people moan about is NOT just an entry pass, it improves the overall experience for anybody who just wants to soak up the atmosphere, you get to appreciate and enjoy the spectacular fountain show, seriously, sit by the fountain in the sun and soak up the atmosphere, it is amazing; additionally, you get a free show and unlimited free rides on the pleasure Beach express and in the puzzle maze.
Pleasure Beach has an... (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2011
Rides are good though lots of queuing (april 11) very disappointed that staff threw our sandwiches away (on a limited budget) like lots of families as we entered the pleasure beach park where my bag was searched!!!! was told i could keep going out of the park to find a locker to put them in but come on kids wanted to spend their time on rides not queuing to get in and out of the pleasure beach. Can't say it left a bad taste in my mouth 'cos we didn't eat for 6 hours ha!!! come on the... (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2011
I am originally from Blackpool but moved to the South-east more than 15 years ago. I now have 2 boys, aged 6 and 4, and took them to the Pleasure Beach during a week in Blackpool. I grew up absolutely loving everything about the Pleasure Beach.
I do appreciate that times change but the airport-style security that 'greets' you is comnpletely out of synch with other theme parks we have visited such as Chessington and Legoland Windsor. It also appears to have the ulterior motive of being a... (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2011
THE BEST THEME PARK I HAVE EVER BEEN TOO.
I have been too Alton towers, Thorpe park. The lot. and NON of them have the atmosphere, the amazing rides or the great food. its fantastic. there is no other place like it.
I traveled from bristol up to Blackpool for the weekend and it was wonderful. The staff were lovely and their accents made it even better. the big one was absolutely fantastic and so was everything else. I will bee going back her at least once every year. AMAZING. absolutely... (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2011
I think that Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a brilliant theme park. I went with my school and apart from a man being run over in the a car park everything else was brilliant. I love the fact the queues are short and the rickety noise as your going up the rides to the drops is fantastic. I love the value for money and everything else about it. There are plenty of rides for different ages, and when beaver creek has been done up into Nickelodeon Land it will be even better! I also think that if... (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2011
I love Blackpool pleasure beach,i went there last year and thoughht i was great!
I Went with my family and friends and we went on every ride that we could.
I Also went the year before and I diddnt dare go on bling...But last year i went on it and it was gradt i loved it!
The food there was pretty dear but i went to a itallian buffay all you can eat!
It was great value for your money!
My favourite rides are pepsi max and vallalah!
These rides are super!I think i like pepsi max better as it... (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2011
After reading some of the reviews I feel I must point out that some of those complaining about rides being closed and value for money don't have a clue. Most claim to have paid on line, if they had read the details at the time of booking then they would have known what to expect. Pleasure Beach are investing to make the park better for kids of all ages with the development of Nickelodeon Land. You cant get something for nothing these days so the pleasure beach charge a minimal amount to... (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2010
Blackpool Pleasure Beach (Pleasure Beach, Blackpool) Review
We arrived at the Pleasure Beach via train and got our tickets. We got tickets by exchanging Tesco Vouchers, so it worked out a lot cheaper. Once we were in the park,(I was there with my mum and sister) we headed straight for the Pepsi Max Big One. Even though they said the rides would open half an hour after the opening times, they opened a lot earlier. We got on the Pepsi Max in about 20 minutes and enjoyed it thoroughly!... (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2010
First off let's say that I would reccomend pleasure beach to any of the following:
- Extreme thrill seekers (Like myself)
- Family riders
- Little children [Specially once nickelodion land is developed]
- People who are new to theme parks
I would personally say that this is the best theme/amusement park in europe, having been to very many. it is also good because the queues are not very long usually. My favourite ride there just has to be Valhalla, because it delivers extreme thrills... (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2010
After promising our youngsters that they would have a great time at the pleasure beach - we always had done when we were kids, arrived to find that for some reason we were expected to pay £15 for the privilege of entering the park, £12 for the kids. Half the rides were closed, and all we wanted to do was have a walk round and go on a few rides. £15?? Not b****y likely. It was my understanding that we would then have to pay for rides on top of that! I paid £25 to go to Alton Towers, less than... (read more)
Written on: 14/11/2010
Went to blackpool pleasure beach with my wife and two children aged 4 and 1.
we booked online then picked tickets up online. when we got thier they then decided to tell us only half of the park was open which meant their was only 4 my 4yr old could go on (mega disapointing) we didnt even get a refund wont be going again. POOR! POOR! POOR! (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2010 by Fiona68 (1 review written)
I really would not recomend visiting Beaver Creek in 2010.
The park was only open from 11 - 5 but Beaver Creek was only operating from 12 - 4.
The park map is not accurate, Magic Mountain, Tea Cup ride, Helicopters, Lunar Carousel have been removed as that is the area that is currently being developed for Nickelodeon Land. The Zipper Dipper is still there but looked permanently closed, the Pirate Ship ride was not operating and there was a blank space where Gepetto's Horse should be. The... (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2010
I used to go to Blackpool every year but will never be back again.............for the mere cheek of the pleasure beach charging you to go in. All I wanted was to take my 4 year old on a couple of rides but would cost us 15 quid before we even bought tickets for the rides. NEVER AGAIN it's all money orentated now (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2010
We booked our wristbands on line for £20 each which was a great advantage as on the day it would have been £30 for adults and £25 for kids. Went in when parked opened at 10am and left about 8.05pm (didn't think we were gonna be able to get the kids out). A few rides didn't open straight away but it gave us plenty of time to see what was available. The queues averaged about 30mins for the main rides so you don't waste to much time queing. Would recommend a wristband to anyone who visits as... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2010
I went to pleasure beach on Tuesday 27th July. I read online that the prices for a wristband (unlimited riding all day) was £20, but when i arrived at the pleasure beach, i found out it was actually £30. Also, the grand national was closed, Roller coaster and Space invader 2. Every other ride was working fine. I arrived at the pleasure beach at around 11.30, and it was open till 8pm, so plenty of time. At many theme parks across Britain, the queuing for rides is usually quite long, but its... (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2010
total rubbish, the park isnt laid out well at all you cant evan get out without walking around lost for 15 mins. its way over priced considering you still have to pay cash for alot of rides when inside good job we only paid £40 online and not £60 on door would have been pissed!, the staff are rude about checking you before you go in getting you to empty pockets you dont have that at thorpe park, alton towers etc. just rude in general and foreign, defo wont be going again the place needs some... (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2010
Our family loves Blackpool. We go there every year. Yes its a bit tacky and a bit old fashioned but if it turned into Alton Towers I don't think I would bother going there. The park is nice and small for little legs. I take 4 children 2 13 yr olds , 7 year old and 6 year old and there is so much to do. The older ones go on all the scary rides and i go round with the young ones on the teacups.
I usually pay £115 for all 5 of us and I think that's pretty good value for money as you rarely... (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2010
Although Blackpool is seen as a cheap and cheerful resort, it still doesn't mean you can't have fun. And the Pleasure Beach certainly provides that with many rides and attractions for all ages to enjoy. One highlight about the amusement park is it's amount of roller coasters; here are some reviews of the ones I rode:
Avalanche - A smooth bobsled coaster with many twists and turns. Quite fast and will be a good, speedy coaster for younger people who may not be big enough for the more... (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2010
we were very disappointed with this visit to the park.at no time was it mentioned that a lot of the rides were not open!!i could of saved time and money if given the facts.infusion, bling, space invaders and terror towers were all closed, when staff were asked they said it was due to 'technical difficulties'. why open then? or why not post updates on the website so people can then choose whether or not to waste their money on a trip there?its not even the first time either!!!more fool me,... (read more)
Written on: 28/02/2010
I thought that Pleasure Beach, Blackpool was absolutely amazing!! Fabulous rides, must go on the Pepsi Max Big One, Tango Ice Blast, Irn Bru Revolution, Infusion and Valhalla, although there were many more great rides. There were rides suitable for all ages. Mainly short queue's, mostly queuing just 15 minutes or under for the major rides. Very friendly staff, clean park. An amazing day out for all! I would highly recommend a visit! (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2010
I went to Blackpool every year for 10 years up until 5 years ago, I went back there this year and while Blackpool is still a very nice place with nice people, I wish I had have just burnt my money rather than wasting it in the pleasure. It is obvious that maintanence costs have been cut, none of the rides opened on time, everytime the rides opened we would queue up only to find that the ride would then break down again. If it was just one ride I could understand but this was the majority of... (read more)
Written on: 14/11/2009
i Went To Blackpool With My Mum Dad And Brother And We All Loved It ! It Opened On Time, Barely Had To Queue For Rides Although It was Good Whether And One Ride Opened Half Way Through The Day But The rest Were Fully Functioning. i Didnt Pay For t So Cant Comment On The Price And Have Many Friends Who i Have Reccomened It To Many Friends Who Have Also Been And Loved It As Much As i Did Along With There Friends/Family Who They Went With. (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2009
A little honisty goes a very very long way. We arrived to be informed the closeing time had been reduced from 8pm to 7pm with the chnces it may increase should the park get busyer. No were was it mentioned it would close earlyer. Also we were told all the rides were in operation apart from the big dipper. really so valhaller being closed didint count not to mention the iron bru being shut majoraty of the day! And trumer towers perminatly displaying this ride is not in use ok but they... (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2009
Excellent day out, we had visited the tower in the morning and the circus didn't finish till 3pm! We had booked wristbands online. Veery quick and easy to get in to the park and managed to go on 12 rides in total, hardly any queing even though it was a nice day. The wristbands were quite expensive but worth it. We ate at the burger king on site which was fine. Some staff on the rides seemed a bit bored, but what do you expect! The pleasure beach closed at 7pm a lot later than other theme... (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2009
booked Blackpool Pleasure Beach on the internet as we were taking our grandchildren - 6 and 4 years.
still waited 1 hour to get into the park. then had to queue for every ride.
although we got there at 12 noon, we only managed about 6 rides. not too much for the under '5's. won't be going again - staff miserable and unhelpful. apart from when they wanted money from you. rides were badly signposted.
only plusses - food okay in a cafe - also, had some fun at the water show. this was... (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2009 by beckyboop1511 (1 review written)
blackpool is our favourite place to go and we love the pleasure beach even more. we buy our tickets online before we go and the waiting time was very short. i visit with my husband and three children 13,9,4 and they love major rides kiddies rides and the family rides. me and my daughter enjoy the likes of pepsi max the big one, infusion, bling and the irn bru. my sons like beaver creak and the gentle family rides. my husband and daughter ride the tango ice blast about six times every... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2009
you pay more money in Blackpool Pleasure Beach than the other major parks eg:alton towers,oakwood park,thorpe park.
the wrist bands are £30 pounds each we qued 1hour an a half for 1 ride they it was eveing was in the park for 6 hours and only went on 5 rides what a rip off cant believe they charge you £5 pounds to go in there even if ur not going on the rides and be searched when u get in there by staff (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2009
complete waste of money, paid £80.00 for 2 adults & 1 child queued for almost 1 hour to buy wristbands then another 10 mins to get through security
average queues for rides was 30 mins so only got on 5 rides (cost approx £16.00 per ride) food was expensive, 3xchips 2xcoke £10.10, drinks, 1 pint of lager & 1 gin & tonic £8.35.
if you go to blackpool you have no option to take kids to the pleasure beach as this is the main attraction, however it is a big rip off.better of staying at... (read more)
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