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Chester, England, United Kingdom
October 17, 2012
From journal Blackpool
Carlisle, United Kingdom
July 4, 2011
From journal A Few Days In Blackpool
by Denise Scotland
Scotland, United Kingdom
October 6, 2009
A Week In Blackpool,
Blackpool April 2010
Southampton, United Kingdom
May 27, 2006
There are plenty of bars, drinks, and food stalls located around the park as well as toilets and baby changing facilities. The park has a large number of rides and attractions. Information on all of these can be viewed at http://www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com.
My favourite rides were the Pepsi Max and Bling. The Pasaje Del Terror is not a ride but more of an interactive horror experience. I’ve never been so scared in my entire life and do not recommend this for the faint hearted. I came out shaking…not being used to being chased by Freddy Kruger, Jason from Halloween, LeatherFace, and Pinhead to name a few of the nasty horrors waiting inside. The experience uses real actors and a number of very realistic sets…you know it’s not real but is very easy to forget once inside.
The park has a good layout and it is easy to work your way around to ensure you get on all the rides. I have been there in May and October and never had to queue for more than 5 minutes, however I imagine that in the height of the season queuing times could be lengthy for the big rides.
From journal 4 Day Break to Blackpool
Todmorden, England, United Kingdom
July 6, 2002
Now most of the holiday boarders no longer come, as it has become cheaper to make for the sun in Spain and Portugal, leaving a massive - and not usually very clean - beach, and all the attractions. [As a matter of fact we found the zoo unexpectedly good.] Economically this has been pretty catastrophic and places to stay have become relatively cheaper, often without the intended effect. Day trippers and even weekenders still come in droves, usually groups of singles from work, and spend as though there is no tomorrow. Children in general still welcome 'a day on the sands' but the effects on parental purses prevent them from being a common occurence.
The illuminations are something else. There are still any number of coach trips to see the lights for all the season. I took a tram during the TUC and, as far as I am concerned, that is the only way to see them. If you cannot leave the car at home, leave it parked somewhere unless you love driving in traffic jams. To me it was a historic sight and I readily admit to having thoroughly enjoyed it - but as I passed the illuminated nursery rhymes with the cow plunging over the moon, the dog nearly wetting itself with laughter and a dish manically grasping a spoon in headlong flight, I did wish I had one of my [then] young grandchildren with me to make it magic.
From journal Blackpool and part of Lancashire
by Julie Hood
Galveston, Texas, Texas
August 6, 2000
From journal BASKING IN BLACKPOOL