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Insider’s Guide to Blackpool Pleasure Beach

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Follow our guide to Blackpool Pleasure Beach packed with top tips to beat the queues plus other money saving ideas to help you get the most from your day out.   For those looking for cheap tickets, remember to check out our Blackpool Pleasure Beach Deals that includes current promo codes, vouchers and online promotions.

1. Blackpool Pleasure Beach; Cheap Ticket Offers

Look out for discounted discounts on Blackpool Pleasure Beach tickets to help you save money at this popular theme park.  Promotions vary throughout the season so why not see what’s running on the day of your visit.

For more information go to Blackpool Pleasure Beach Cheap Ticket Offers.


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Blackpool Pleasure Beach; Skyforce

2. Blackpool Pleasure Beach; Beat The Queues

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has a quite complicated entry system into the park that causes substantial queues on busy days.  Whether you have booked online or paying on the day, everyone needs to queue at the ticket kiosks to receive their passes/wristbands before moving through to a second queue for bag checks & turnstiles into the Pleasure Beach. This antiquated system causes delays entering the park & the best advice is to get there early.  As the ticket booths open earlier than the park, I’d suggest getting before the desks open on the day of your visit to avoid any delay into the park.

3. Top Tips To Beat The Queues; Early Bird

Worth taking note of the opening times for the park as these do not necessarily correspond with when the rides open for the day.   Blackpool Pleasure Beach has a staggered opening of the main thrill attractions as ride checks are completed. Ride opening times are usually signposted at the entrance to each ride, (we tend to find Infusion opens first followed by the Big One), so ensure you don’t find yourself queuing for rides that haven’t opened for the day yet!  As ever the first 60/90 minutes of the day will carry the lightest queues so ensure you utilising this time effectively.

4. Pleasure Beach; Older Rides & Queue Capacities

Generally speaking, the older rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach such as the Big Dipper & Grand National have a much slower queue capacity than many of the newer rides at the park.  With this in mind, it could be worth undertaking the older rides earlier in the day to reduce your wait times.

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Revolution at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach; Revolution

5. Blackpool Pleasure Beach; The Speedy Pass

The Speedy Pass offers you a method to buy your way out the queues by allowing you to virtual queue rather than actually stand in line. There are different Speedy Passes to choose from with the greater the functionality reserved for those that pay the most. More information available within our Guide to Speedy Passes.

6. Picnics & Lockers

Whilst picnics are banned at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, these restrictions aren’t as onerous as you’d think.  With a pinch of planning there are plenty of ways & means to work around these restrictions if your know how!  For more information follow our Guide to Food & Drink at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

7. Ride Photography Deals

If you are looking to invest in ride photography souvenirs at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, then consider a Photopass that not only offers substantial savings on image but allows you to space out your purchases during the season.

8. Blackpool Pleasure Beach Pass, (not currently running)

The great advantage at Blackpool Pleasure Beach Pass is that for those that prefer not to ride there is reduced priced ticket just for you.  The Blackpool Pleasure Beach Pass, (priced around £6pp), is particularly effective for those who want to accompany children into the park rather than access the rides. For parents with younger children, worth noting that that minimum height restrictions are in place on many of Nickelodeon rides, so you may need to ride with your child thus requiring a token/wristband!

TOP TIP; look out for our Guide to Blackpool Tower packed with tips & tricks to help you get the most from your visit to this popular tourist attraction!


Skyforce at Blackpool Pleasure beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach; Skyforce

Blackpool Pleasure Beach; Parking

Parking charges are in operation & charge can vary depending upon the season, (usually between £10/£20 per day).  There is limited free street parking if you do your research or look out for discounted parking options available when booking tickets online bookings on select day. Car parks are located as follows;

North Entrance (Balmoral Road)
South Entrance (Ocean Boulevard)
East Car Park (Bond Street)
Arena (Watson Road)
West Car Park (Ocean Boulevard)

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