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Sandcastle Waterpark Blackpool, Blackpool | Tourist Information


Sandcastle Waterpark, South Beach, Blackpool, FY4 1BB
Blackpool, United Kingdom FY4 1BB

1253-340700

Sandcastle Waterpark is the UK's largest indoor waterpark with 18 slides and attractions in an 84 degree tropical climate. There is something to entertain the whole family! Our aim is to ensure our guests have a fun filled and memorable experience, delivered by a polite and attentive team who are commited to providing quality and Guest Service Excellence!!

Amusement and Theme Park Near Sandcastle Waterpark Blackpool

Blackpool pleasure beach - Pepsi max
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
Clifton Drive
Blackpool, FY4 1ND

Blackpool pleasure beach - Pepsi max
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
Clifton Drive
Blackpool, FY4 1ND

Skyforce Ride
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool,

0871 222 1234

The Big One, Blackpool
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
pleasaure beach
Blackpool, FY4 1

0871 222 1234

The Big One, Blackpool
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
pleasaure beach
Blackpool, FY4 1

0871 222 1234

Big Dipper (Blackpool Pleasure Beach)
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
Pleasure Beach, 525 Ocean Boulevard
Blackpool, FY4 1

Big Dipper is a wooden out and back roller coaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, England. The ride was first built in 1923 by John Miller but was extended in 1936 by Charlie Paige and Joe Emberton; adding arches over the south entrance of the park and additional drops. The ride operates with two trains, each containing three four-bench cars, seating two people per bench. The roller coaster is also referenced in the Jethro Tull song Big Dipper, from their 1976 album Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die!In August 1998, Richard Rodriguez set a world record by riding the Big Dipper for over 1000 hours. There is a plaque commemorating this event in the ride's station. Although he doubled this mark two years later to 2000 hours, Guinness World Records nullified the achievements by altering the rules in 2007 and Rodriguez's new record was set on the Big One (roller coaster) and Big Dipper and stands at 405 hours 40 minutes.Accidents (DLAN)On 11 August 2009 - two trains, carrying a total of 32 guests, collided. This resulted in 21 guests requiring treatment at a nearby hospital for injuries ranging from whiplash and broken noses, to cuts and bruises.On 5 June 2010 - there was another incident with part of a train derailing. This occurred at the same point as the 2009 crash, however there were no injuries and the ride began operating again shortly afterwards.

Avalanche (Pleasure Beach Blackpool)
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
Pleasure Beach Resort
Blackpool, FY4 1

0871 222 1234

Avalanche is the first ever steel bobsled roller coaster constructed in the UK. It was built by Mack of Germany in 1988 at Pleasure Beach Blackpool, an amusement park in Blackpool, England.The ride uses three trains, each consisting of 7 cars. Each car can hold two riders, one behind the other.HistoryAvalanche opened in 1988 and was the first ever Bobsled type roller coaster to be constructed in the UK, it was also the third Bobsled coaster built by Mack Rides, who were in competition with Intamin, the only other company who designed Steel Bobsled Coasters. The ride was to be themed around an Alpine bobsled course, and the station was built to reflect this. The ride was officially opened by Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, a famous British ski-jumper, and the British Bobsleigh Team.The rideAvalanche starts by passing through the storage room of the trains, then out of the building and onto the lift hill, so far the ride follows a normal ride track, at the top of the lift hill, the ride is released onto the main downhill track, which the ride is not physically held onto, it travels through various bobsled track style curves, picking up speed, before reaching the lowest curve and curving back up again, it then flattens out and travels into the first brake run, it then releases and the train travels around a bend and onto the second brake run, before being released again to travel into the station. The two brake runs are designed for when the roller coaster operates in full capacity, with all three trains running, so that the two trains returning to the station can wait on the brakes while the train in the station loads and unloads.

Avalanche (Pleasure Beach Blackpool)
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
Pleasure Beach Resort
Blackpool, FY4 1

0871 222 1234

Avalanche is the first ever steel bobsled roller coaster constructed in the UK. It was built by Mack of Germany in 1988 at Pleasure Beach Blackpool, an amusement park in Blackpool, England.The ride uses three trains, each consisting of 7 cars. Each car can hold two riders, one behind the other.HistoryAvalanche opened in 1988 and was the first ever Bobsled type roller coaster to be constructed in the UK, it was also the third Bobsled coaster built by Mack Rides, who were in competition with Intamin, the only other company who designed Steel Bobsled Coasters. The ride was to be themed around an Alpine bobsled course, and the station was built to reflect this. The ride was officially opened by Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, a famous British ski-jumper, and the British Bobsleigh Team.The rideAvalanche starts by passing through the storage room of the trains, then out of the building and onto the lift hill, so far the ride follows a normal ride track, at the top of the lift hill, the ride is released onto the main downhill track, which the ride is not physically held onto, it travels through various bobsled track style curves, picking up speed, before reaching the lowest curve and curving back up again, it then flattens out and travels into the first brake run, it then releases and the train travels around a bend and onto the second brake run, before being released again to travel into the station. The two brake runs are designed for when the roller coaster operates in full capacity, with all three trains running, so that the two trains returning to the station can wait on the brakes while the train in the station loads and unloads.

Big Dipper
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Pleasure Beach, 525 Ocean Boulevard
Blackpool, FY4 1EZ

0871 222 1234

Big Dipper
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Pleasure Beach, 525 Ocean Boulevard
Blackpool, FY4 1EZ

0871 222 1234

Wild Mouse (Pleasure Beach Blackpool)
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Pleasure Beach Blackpool
Blackpool, FY4 1

0871 222 1234

The Wild Mouse is a Wooden roller coaster located at Pleasure Beach, Blackpool in Blackpool. Opened in 1958, it's one of only 5 remaining wooden Wild Mouse coasters left in the world and is held in very high regard as one of the finest and most extreme examples of Wild Mouse coasters.HistoryBegun in 1955, both the design and construction of the Wild Mouse was done entirely in-house by the Pleasure Beach. Designed by Frank Wright and opened in 1958 it was the first major ride to be built at the Pleasure Beach since World War II.The ride was subsequently modified in 1960s by the Velare Brothers (the originators of Sky Wheels and Space Wheels). The top circuit preceding the switchbacks, containing a big drop and a shallower dip, was added making the ride about 1/3 longer. Apparently this change was inspired by a similar alteration of the Velare's Wild Mouse at Nu-Pike in Long Beach, California.Ride Layout & ExperienceThe Wild Mouse is by far the smallest of the "adult" coasters at the pleasure beach. The ride itself is packed into more-or-less a cube, bar one turn which pops out over the busy foot path below. Unlike most versions of this type of ride, passengers sit one in front of the other, in tandem.From the station, two 90 degree turns lead to the lift hill. Half way up this, the car passes underneath another part of the track, so close that it is quite easily possible to reach up and touch it. At the top comes the first of many 90° "near miss" turns, as the car nearly ploughs straight into the turret of the nearby Ghost Train. Trim brakes are present just before the next turn, which leads to the first drop; however, these are rarely used. Even if the brakes are working, the car launches itself into the steep first drop, with the proximity of the structure giving a real feeling of speed.

Wild Mouse (Pleasure Beach Blackpool)
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Pleasure Beach Blackpool
Blackpool, FY4 1

0871 222 1234

The Wild Mouse is a Wooden roller coaster located at Pleasure Beach, Blackpool in Blackpool. Opened in 1958, it's one of only 5 remaining wooden Wild Mouse coasters left in the world and is held in very high regard as one of the finest and most extreme examples of Wild Mouse coasters.HistoryBegun in 1955, both the design and construction of the Wild Mouse was done entirely in-house by the Pleasure Beach. Designed by Frank Wright and opened in 1958 it was the first major ride to be built at the Pleasure Beach since World War II.The ride was subsequently modified in 1960s by the Velare Brothers (the originators of Sky Wheels and Space Wheels). The top circuit preceding the switchbacks, containing a big drop and a shallower dip, was added making the ride about 1/3 longer. Apparently this change was inspired by a similar alteration of the Velare's Wild Mouse at Nu-Pike in Long Beach, California.Ride Layout & ExperienceThe Wild Mouse is by far the smallest of the "adult" coasters at the pleasure beach. The ride itself is packed into more-or-less a cube, bar one turn which pops out over the busy foot path below. Unlike most versions of this type of ride, passengers sit one in front of the other, in tandem.From the station, two 90 degree turns lead to the lift hill. Half way up this, the car passes underneath another part of the track, so close that it is quite easily possible to reach up and touch it. At the top comes the first of many 90° "near miss" turns, as the car nearly ploughs straight into the turret of the nearby Ghost Train. Trim brakes are present just before the next turn, which leads to the first drop; however, these are rarely used. Even if the brakes are working, the car launches itself into the steep first drop, with the proximity of the structure giving a real feeling of speed.

Ghost Train
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool, FY4 1

0871 222 1234

Ghost Train
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool, FY4 1

0871 222 1234

The Grand National
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool, FY4 1

0871 222 1234

The Grand National
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool, FY4 1

0871 222 1234

Grand National (roller coaster)
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Bond Street
Blackpool, FY4 1EZ

The Grand National is a wooden roller coaster at Pleasure Beach, Blackpool. It was designed and constructed by Charles Paige in 1935 and is now one of only three surviving Möbius Loop roller coasters in the world and the only one in Eurasia. It is themed and named after the Grand National; with elements of the ride signposted to mimic features of the horse race. The trains climb the lift-hill and pass under the 'They're Off' sign and race through 'Becher's Brook', 'Valentine's' and 'Canal Turn' before returning to the 'Winning Post'. The ride stands at 62 feet high and has a track length of 3302 feet (6604 in total).Special eventsAndy Hine, the chairman of the Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain, was married on the ride in the early 1990s. A plaque with his name is installed on one of the trains.IncidentsOn 20 May 2004, an electrical fault in the lighting system of the roof of the station caused a fire which destroyed the station and parts of two adjacent rides as well as the trains of the ride. The station was rebuilt and new trains installed and the ride re-opened on 28 October 2004 after repairs were completed.At the start of 2010, Pleasure Beach staff said that due to an electrical fault the ride had, it would not run for some time. However it was running again in July 2010.In 2014, 58-year-old Robert Sycamore broke his neck whilst riding.

Grand National (roller coaster)
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Bond Street
Blackpool, FY4 1EZ

The Grand National is a wooden roller coaster at Pleasure Beach, Blackpool. It was designed and constructed by Charles Paige in 1935 and is now one of only three surviving Möbius Loop roller coasters in the world and the only one in Eurasia. It is themed and named after the Grand National; with elements of the ride signposted to mimic features of the horse race. The trains climb the lift-hill and pass under the 'They're Off' sign and race through 'Becher's Brook', 'Valentine's' and 'Canal Turn' before returning to the 'Winning Post'. The ride stands at 62 feet high and has a track length of 3302 feet (6604 in total).Special eventsAndy Hine, the chairman of the Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain, was married on the ride in the early 1990s. A plaque with his name is installed on one of the trains.IncidentsOn 20 May 2004, an electrical fault in the lighting system of the roof of the station caused a fire which destroyed the station and parts of two adjacent rides as well as the trains of the ride. The station was rebuilt and new trains installed and the ride re-opened on 28 October 2004 after repairs were completed.At the start of 2010, Pleasure Beach staff said that due to an electrical fault the ride had, it would not run for some time. However it was running again in July 2010.In 2014, 58-year-old Robert Sycamore broke his neck whilst riding.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
Ocean Boulevard
Blackpool, FY4 1EZ

+44 (0) 871 222 1234

There’s something for everyone at Blackpool Pleasure Beach! Britain’s most ride-intensive amusement park lies in a 42 acre site on the seafront and started with just one ride in 1896. The current Managing Director, Amanda Thompson, is the great-granddaughter of its founder, W.G Bean. There are over 125 rides and attractions, plenty of places to grab a delicious bite to eat plus spectacular award winning shows. If you love thrilling white-knuckle rides then Pleasure Beach is the place for you. Boasting an amazing 10 roller coasters including the world famous Big One, classic wooden coasters the Big Dipper and the Grand National and Infusion, the world’s only suspended looping coaster completely over water. If you prefer things at a more leisurely pace you can enjoy a trip on our very own steam train, the Pleasure Beach Express, take a cruise around the world on the River Caves or ride a Cheshire cat through Alice’s Wonderland. In 2013, the world's first Wallace & Gromit ride, The Thrill-O-Matic, opened at Pleasure Beach along with an exclusive Wallace & Gromit shop. Guests can ride this unique and amazing ride, meet & greet the characters in person and purchase exclusive souvenirs to make their visit unforgettable! Whatever your tastes, there is something to suit every palette at Pleasure Beach. Pleasure Beach’s newest restaurant, the Big Pizza Kitchen serves mouthwatering pizza, delicious pasta and fresh, crispy salad. If you want to grab something on the go, Coasters, The Plaice and Burger King are perfect places to get a bite to eat. If you want something a little bit special then The Grill is ideal. Our award-winning chef serves classic favourites in stylish surroundings with views of the world famous Blackpool promenade. Blackpool Pleasure Beach is also home to the UK's only Nickelodeon Land. This collaboration with Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, is 6 acre area of Pleasure Beach featuring 12 rides, a Nickelodeon shop, exciting games, a brand new family restaurant and opportunities to meet with famous Nickelodeon characters such as Spongebob Squarepants, Dora & Diego and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. With so much to see and do there is no need to try and cram everything into just one day. Pleasure Beach has it’s very own hotel at the South end of the 42 acre park. The Big Blue Hotel is cool, chic and a haven of calm and style among the thrills of Britain’s top tourist attraction and is setting the new standard for holiday and business accommodation. This unique hotel consists of 157 beautifully designed bedrooms sized to american style specifications and sporting a totally contemporary feel. Sumptuous fabrics, state-of-the-art lighting, DVD players in every room, funky family rooms and big, big beds are just a few of the innovative touches that make all the difference. Pleasure Beach Arena is home to the spectacular Hot Ice show. This award winning show brings together skaters from around the globe to create a stunning show. Hot Ice follows in the long running tradition of spectacular shows in Blackpool. The Pleasure Beach Arena has been home to regular ice shows since 1937, making it home to the longest running ice shows in the world! Hot Ice runs at The Arena every July through to September. The show is suitable for all members of the family, with elements that appeal to everyone! There are 2 great ways to enjoy Pleasure Beach. Guests can purchase either an unlimited ride wristband or a £6 Pleasure Beach Pass which allows access to the park along with the chance to experience the Pleasure Beach Express, Chinese Puzzle Maze, South Beach Show and the Spectacular Dancing Water Show. For more information on opening dates & times visit our website www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com or call 0871 222 1234. To book tickets for Hot Ice, call 0871 222 9090 for bookings or visit www.hoticeshow.com. Gate prices are £29.99 for adults and £26.99 for Juniors and Seniors. Family packages available. Online prices are always better value especially if you take advantage of our new 10 Day Advance saver offer.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
Ocean Boulevard
Blackpool, FY4 1EZ

+44 (0) 871 222 1234

There’s something for everyone at Blackpool Pleasure Beach! Britain’s most ride-intensive amusement park lies in a 42 acre site on the seafront and started with just one ride in 1896. The current Managing Director, Amanda Thompson, is the great-granddaughter of its founder, W.G Bean. There are over 125 rides and attractions, plenty of places to grab a delicious bite to eat plus spectacular award winning shows. If you love thrilling white-knuckle rides then Pleasure Beach is the place for you. Boasting an amazing 10 roller coasters including the world famous Big One, classic wooden coasters the Big Dipper and the Grand National and Infusion, the world’s only suspended looping coaster completely over water. If you prefer things at a more leisurely pace you can enjoy a trip on our very own steam train, the Pleasure Beach Express, take a cruise around the world on the River Caves or ride a Cheshire cat through Alice’s Wonderland. In 2013, the world's first Wallace & Gromit ride, The Thrill-O-Matic, opened at Pleasure Beach along with an exclusive Wallace & Gromit shop. Guests can ride this unique and amazing ride, meet & greet the characters in person and purchase exclusive souvenirs to make their visit unforgettable! Whatever your tastes, there is something to suit every palette at Pleasure Beach. Pleasure Beach’s newest restaurant, the Big Pizza Kitchen serves mouthwatering pizza, delicious pasta and fresh, crispy salad. If you want to grab something on the go, Coasters, The Plaice and Burger King are perfect places to get a bite to eat. If you want something a little bit special then The Grill is ideal. Our award-winning chef serves classic favourites in stylish surroundings with views of the world famous Blackpool promenade. Blackpool Pleasure Beach is also home to the UK's only Nickelodeon Land. This collaboration with Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, is 6 acre area of Pleasure Beach featuring 12 rides, a Nickelodeon shop, exciting games, a brand new family restaurant and opportunities to meet with famous Nickelodeon characters such as Spongebob Squarepants, Dora & Diego and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. With so much to see and do there is no need to try and cram everything into just one day. Pleasure Beach has it’s very own hotel at the South end of the 42 acre park. The Big Blue Hotel is cool, chic and a haven of calm and style among the thrills of Britain’s top tourist attraction and is setting the new standard for holiday and business accommodation. This unique hotel consists of 157 beautifully designed bedrooms sized to american style specifications and sporting a totally contemporary feel. Sumptuous fabrics, state-of-the-art lighting, DVD players in every room, funky family rooms and big, big beds are just a few of the innovative touches that make all the difference. Pleasure Beach Arena is home to the spectacular Hot Ice show. This award winning show brings together skaters from around the globe to create a stunning show. Hot Ice follows in the long running tradition of spectacular shows in Blackpool. The Pleasure Beach Arena has been home to regular ice shows since 1937, making it home to the longest running ice shows in the world! Hot Ice runs at The Arena every July through to September. The show is suitable for all members of the family, with elements that appeal to everyone! There are 2 great ways to enjoy Pleasure Beach. Guests can purchase either an unlimited ride wristband or a £6 Pleasure Beach Pass which allows access to the park along with the chance to experience the Pleasure Beach Express, Chinese Puzzle Maze, South Beach Show and the Spectacular Dancing Water Show. For more information on opening dates & times visit our website www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com or call 0871 222 1234. To book tickets for Hot Ice, call 0871 222 9090 for bookings or visit www.hoticeshow.com. Gate prices are £29.99 for adults and £26.99 for Juniors and Seniors. Family packages available. Online prices are always better value especially if you take advantage of our new 10 Day Advance saver offer.

Pleasure beach
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
525 Ocean Boulevard
Blackpool, FY4 1EZ

0871 222 1234

Pleasure beach
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
525 Ocean Boulevard
Blackpool, FY4 1EZ

0871 222 1234

Infusion (roller coaster)
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
525 Ocean Boulevard
Blackpool, FY4 1

0871 222 1234

Infusion, previously known as Traumatizer, is an inverted steel roller coaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Lancashire, England. It is a 689m standard "Mark 3" model Vekoma Suspended Looping Coaster (SLC) and the first to be suspended entirely over water.HistoryInfusion was relocated from Pleasureland Southport, Blackpool Pleasure Beach's sister park where it was known as Traumatizer. When Pleasureland closed in 2005, the ride was dismantled and moved to its current location where it has operated since. The original ride featured a red track with teal supports, however the track has since been repainted Persian Blue and the supports Midnight Blue. The ride has operated (both in its original and new form) since 1999 and cost a total of £8 million to construct.AestheticsInfusion was built and manufactured by Vekoma Rides Manufacturing based in the Netherlands. It is one of many 689m standard model SLC's found in amusement parks around the world. Riders are seated in eight rows of two for a total of 16 passengers per train with 2 trains being operated at any given time. Most Vekoma SLC's are capable of running up to 10 cars on each train however Vekoma modeled Infusion with only 8 to make the ride both smoother and faster. The ride can carry up to 832 riders per hour when both trains are in operation. The ride is decorated with water jets and fountains and at night is illuminated by floodlighting. Infusion can be found to the right of the Big Dipper on the Watson Overpass and guests must be between 132 cm and 200 cm to ride.

Infusion (roller coaster)
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
525 Ocean Boulevard
Blackpool, FY4 1

0871 222 1234

Infusion, previously known as Traumatizer, is an inverted steel roller coaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Lancashire, England. It is a 689m standard "Mark 3" model Vekoma Suspended Looping Coaster (SLC) and the first to be suspended entirely over water.HistoryInfusion was relocated from Pleasureland Southport, Blackpool Pleasure Beach's sister park where it was known as Traumatizer. When Pleasureland closed in 2005, the ride was dismantled and moved to its current location where it has operated since. The original ride featured a red track with teal supports, however the track has since been repainted Persian Blue and the supports Midnight Blue. The ride has operated (both in its original and new form) since 1999 and cost a total of £8 million to construct.AestheticsInfusion was built and manufactured by Vekoma Rides Manufacturing based in the Netherlands. It is one of many 689m standard model SLC's found in amusement parks around the world. Riders are seated in eight rows of two for a total of 16 passengers per train with 2 trains being operated at any given time. Most Vekoma SLC's are capable of running up to 10 cars on each train however Vekoma modeled Infusion with only 8 to make the ride both smoother and faster. The ride can carry up to 832 riders per hour when both trains are in operation. The ride is decorated with water jets and fountains and at night is illuminated by floodlighting. Infusion can be found to the right of the Big Dipper on the Watson Overpass and guests must be between 132 cm and 200 cm to ride.

Pasaje del Terror Blackpool
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
525 Ocean Boulevard, Casino Building, Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool, FY4 1

01253 406618

Pasaje Del Terror is an interactive and realistic horror experience. Interactive walk through horror show with live actors. The most famous characters from the horror genre come to life within the confides of The Pasaje Del Terror to produce a unique, terrifying venture where the public become .... THE VICTIM! A theatrical setting arranged into 20 sets and with around 18 actors lurking in the darkness. This, combined with a wide selection of FX (sound, lighting, etc.) helps to create an absolutely compelling environment. Pasaje del Terror is an extraordinary experience in which groups of around 8-10 people embark on a terrifying journey, without any guide, through a labyrinth of hair-raising shocks and surprises.

Pasaje del Terror Blackpool
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
525 Ocean Boulevard, Casino Building, Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool, FY4 1

01253 406618

Pasaje Del Terror is an interactive and realistic horror experience. Interactive walk through horror show with live actors. The most famous characters from the horror genre come to life within the confides of The Pasaje Del Terror to produce a unique, terrifying venture where the public become .... THE VICTIM! A theatrical setting arranged into 20 sets and with around 18 actors lurking in the darkness. This, combined with a wide selection of FX (sound, lighting, etc.) helps to create an absolutely compelling environment. Pasaje del Terror is an extraordinary experience in which groups of around 8-10 people embark on a terrifying journey, without any guide, through a labyrinth of hair-raising shocks and surprises.

Funky Towers - Blackpool Seafront Hotel
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
297 Promenade
Blackpool, FY1 6AL

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Funky Towers - Blackpool Seafront Hotel
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
297 Promenade
Blackpool, FY1 6AL

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The Big Wheel!!
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Promenade
Blackpool, FY1 5BB

Alien Base
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Golden Mile Centre 75-83 Promenade Blackpool
Blackpool, FY1 5AA

01253 299982

Landmark and Historical Place Near Sandcastle Waterpark Blackpool

Big Dipper (Blackpool Pleasure Beach)
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
Pleasure Beach, 525 Ocean Boulevard
Blackpool, United Kingdom FY4 1

Big Dipper is a wooden out and back roller coaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, England. The ride was first built in 1923 by John Miller but was extended in 1936 by Charlie Paige and Joe Emberton; adding arches over the south entrance of the park and additional drops. The ride operates with two trains, each containing three four-bench cars, seating two people per bench. The roller coaster is also referenced in the Jethro Tull song Big Dipper, from their 1976 album Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die!In August 1998, Richard Rodriguez set a world record by riding the Big Dipper for over 1000 hours. There is a plaque commemorating this event in the ride's station. Although he doubled this mark two years later to 2000 hours, Guinness World Records nullified the achievements by altering the rules in 2007 and Rodriguez's new record was set on the Big One (roller coaster) and Big Dipper and stands at 405 hours 40 minutes.Accidents (DLAN)On 11 August 2009 - two trains, carrying a total of 32 guests, collided. This resulted in 21 guests requiring treatment at a nearby hospital for injuries ranging from whiplash and broken noses, to cuts and bruises.On 5 June 2010 - there was another incident with part of a train derailing. This occurred at the same point as the 2009 crash, however there were no injuries and the ride began operating again shortly afterwards.

Avalanche (Pleasure Beach Blackpool)
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
Pleasure Beach Resort
Blackpool, United Kingdom FY4 1

0871 222 1234

Avalanche is the first ever steel bobsled roller coaster constructed in the UK. It was built by Mack of Germany in 1988 at Pleasure Beach Blackpool, an amusement park in Blackpool, England.The ride uses three trains, each consisting of 7 cars. Each car can hold two riders, one behind the other.HistoryAvalanche opened in 1988 and was the first ever Bobsled type roller coaster to be constructed in the UK, it was also the third Bobsled coaster built by Mack Rides, who were in competition with Intamin, the only other company who designed Steel Bobsled Coasters. The ride was to be themed around an Alpine bobsled course, and the station was built to reflect this. The ride was officially opened by Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, a famous British ski-jumper, and the British Bobsleigh Team.The rideAvalanche starts by passing through the storage room of the trains, then out of the building and onto the lift hill, so far the ride follows a normal ride track, at the top of the lift hill, the ride is released onto the main downhill track, which the ride is not physically held onto, it travels through various bobsled track style curves, picking up speed, before reaching the lowest curve and curving back up again, it then flattens out and travels into the first brake run, it then releases and the train travels around a bend and onto the second brake run, before being released again to travel into the station. The two brake runs are designed for when the roller coaster operates in full capacity, with all three trains running, so that the two trains returning to the station can wait on the brakes while the train in the station loads and unloads.

Wild Mouse (Pleasure Beach Blackpool)
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Pleasure Beach Blackpool
Blackpool, United Kingdom FY4 1

0871 222 1234

The Wild Mouse is a Wooden roller coaster located at Pleasure Beach, Blackpool in Blackpool. Opened in 1958, it's one of only 5 remaining wooden Wild Mouse coasters left in the world and is held in very high regard as one of the finest and most extreme examples of Wild Mouse coasters.HistoryBegun in 1955, both the design and construction of the Wild Mouse was done entirely in-house by the Pleasure Beach. Designed by Frank Wright and opened in 1958 it was the first major ride to be built at the Pleasure Beach since World War II.The ride was subsequently modified in 1960s by the Velare Brothers (the originators of Sky Wheels and Space Wheels). The top circuit preceding the switchbacks, containing a big drop and a shallower dip, was added making the ride about 1/3 longer. Apparently this change was inspired by a similar alteration of the Velare's Wild Mouse at Nu-Pike in Long Beach, California.Ride Layout & ExperienceThe Wild Mouse is by far the smallest of the "adult" coasters at the pleasure beach. The ride itself is packed into more-or-less a cube, bar one turn which pops out over the busy foot path below. Unlike most versions of this type of ride, passengers sit one in front of the other, in tandem.From the station, two 90 degree turns lead to the lift hill. Half way up this, the car passes underneath another part of the track, so close that it is quite easily possible to reach up and touch it. At the top comes the first of many 90° "near miss" turns, as the car nearly ploughs straight into the turret of the nearby Ghost Train. Trim brakes are present just before the next turn, which leads to the first drop; however, these are rarely used. Even if the brakes are working, the car launches itself into the steep first drop, with the proximity of the structure giving a real feeling of speed.

Grand National (roller coaster)
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Bond Street
Blackpool, United Kingdom FY4 1EZ

The Grand National is a wooden roller coaster at Pleasure Beach, Blackpool. It was designed and constructed by Charles Paige in 1935 and is now one of only three surviving Möbius Loop roller coasters in the world and the only one in Eurasia. It is themed and named after the Grand National; with elements of the ride signposted to mimic features of the horse race. The trains climb the lift-hill and pass under the 'They're Off' sign and race through 'Becher's Brook', 'Valentine's' and 'Canal Turn' before returning to the 'Winning Post'. The ride stands at 62 feet high and has a track length of 3302 feet (6604 in total).Special eventsAndy Hine, the chairman of the Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain, was married on the ride in the early 1990s. A plaque with his name is installed on one of the trains.IncidentsOn 20 May 2004, an electrical fault in the lighting system of the roof of the station caused a fire which destroyed the station and parts of two adjacent rides as well as the trains of the ride. The station was rebuilt and new trains installed and the ride re-opened on 28 October 2004 after repairs were completed.At the start of 2010, Pleasure Beach staff said that due to an electrical fault the ride had, it would not run for some time. However it was running again in July 2010.In 2014, 58-year-old Robert Sycamore broke his neck whilst riding.

Pleasure beach
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
525 Ocean Boulevard
Blackpool, United Kingdom FY4 1EZ

0871 222 1234

Infusion (roller coaster)
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
525 Ocean Boulevard
Blackpool, United Kingdom FY4 1

0871 222 1234

Infusion, previously known as Traumatizer, is an inverted steel roller coaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Lancashire, England. It is a 689m standard "Mark 3" model Vekoma Suspended Looping Coaster (SLC) and the first to be suspended entirely over water.HistoryInfusion was relocated from Pleasureland Southport, Blackpool Pleasure Beach's sister park where it was known as Traumatizer. When Pleasureland closed in 2005, the ride was dismantled and moved to its current location where it has operated since. The original ride featured a red track with teal supports, however the track has since been repainted Persian Blue and the supports Midnight Blue. The ride has operated (both in its original and new form) since 1999 and cost a total of £8 million to construct.AestheticsInfusion was built and manufactured by Vekoma Rides Manufacturing based in the Netherlands. It is one of many 689m standard model SLC's found in amusement parks around the world. Riders are seated in eight rows of two for a total of 16 passengers per train with 2 trains being operated at any given time. Most Vekoma SLC's are capable of running up to 10 cars on each train however Vekoma modeled Infusion with only 8 to make the ride both smoother and faster. The ride can carry up to 832 riders per hour when both trains are in operation. The ride is decorated with water jets and fountains and at night is illuminated by floodlighting. Infusion can be found to the right of the Big Dipper on the Watson Overpass and guests must be between 132 cm and 200 cm to ride.

Lucky Star
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
501-507 Promenade
Blackpool, United Kingdom FY4 1BA

01253 34 34 32

Lucky Star is situated on South Promenade, we are a family friendly amusements arcade offering a wide range of entertainments such as 10 lane Bowlingo and the NEW 'Laser Maze' where you can test your skills by avoiding multiple laser beams in the attempt to escape in the quickest time!

Karting2000Raceway
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
south Promenade Adjacent South Pier
Blackpool, United Kingdom FY4 1BB

01253 408068

Old time photo studio
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
South pier south promenade
Blackpool, United Kingdom fy41bb

07737007978

South Pier, Blackpool
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
Promenade
Blackpool, United Kingdom FY4 1BB

01253343097

South Pier is one of three piers in Blackpool, England. Located on South Promenade on the South Shore, the pier contains a number of amusement and adrenalin rides. It opens each year from March to November and is owned by Six Piers Limited.Construction and openingThe Blackpool South Shore Pier & Pavilion Co. Ltd. was registered in November 1890 and work began to build the pier in 1892. It was constructed, at a total cost of £50,000, using a different method than that used for North and Central piers, the Worthington Screwpile System. It opened, with a choir, two brass bands and an orchestra on Good Friday, 1893. The 3,000 capacity Grand Pavilion opened on 20 May. At 163yd long, it was the shortest of the three piers, and had 36 shops, a bandstand, an ice-cream vendor and a photograph stall,which was different for people in those days. It was built shorter and wider than North and Central piers to accommodate pavilions.HistoryVictoria Pier was considered to be more "upmarket" than North and Central piers, and at first provided little entertainment. Holidaymakers started visiting the South Shore in 1896 when a carousel was installed on the sand dunes. In 1902 the south entrance of the promenade was widened with the construction of the present promenade, and the pier entrance had to be moved back. In 1930 the pier was renamed South Pier. In 1938 the entrance was widened, and the Regal Pavilion constructed.Two fires in six years changed the pier dramatically. First in 1958, a fire damaged the Grand Pavilion, followed by a further fire in 1964 which completely destroyed it. It was replaced with a theatre. In 1963 the Regal Theatre, at the entrance, was converted into the Beachcomber Amusement Arcade.

Blackpool South railway station
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
Waterloo Road
Blackpool, United Kingdom FY4 2

3457-484950

Blackpool South railway station serves the suburban south of the popular seaside resort of Blackpool, Lancashire, England. It is the terminus of the South Fylde Line from, though most services run through from Colne. It lies only a short walk from Blackpool Football Club's stadium at Bloomfield Road. The station is managed by Northern, who operate all trains serving it.HistoryThe station was originally called Waterloo Road when it opened in 1903, at the junction with a newly built express Marton Line direct from Kirkham. It had four platforms (two for each line at the junction) and soon became a busy station. Until November 1964, the line extended north from here to Blackpool Central. There were extensive sidings to accommodate the many excursion trains which came to Blackpool.The Marton Line closed to regular traffic in 1965; its track bed is now the road called Yeadon Way and the M55 motorway.The station continued to handle through trains from Manchester, Liverpool and London until 1970, when these were all diverted to Blackpool North at the other end of town. It was then reduced to local status only, although it kept its signal box, two working platform faces and double track until 1982. The box was notable in that it was located on the opposite side of Waterloo Road bridge from the station and so could not see the tracks & platforms it controlled, instead being surrounded by the disused railway land once occupied by the main line & aforementioned sidings. After the line was singled west of St Annes and the box was abolished, all trains used the former northbound platform and continue to do so to the present day.