A thoroughly disappointing visit.
The signposted car parks were predictably overpriced and lacked any further signage directing us towards the Pleasure Beach once we were on foot. Once we entered the attraction (an ironic term considering the rust, peeling paint and piles of disused ride paraphernalia one encounters) the routes into the park were equally confusing. After being directed away from the obvious ticketing barriers and into another building which offered no helpful signs we eventually made our way to the ticket office only to be stung for £32 – such a weighty cost certainly raises one’s expectations! …only to have them quickly dashed by a visit to the nearby toilets which were shabby, dirty and dismal. We were also informed that three of the main rides were out of order/being refurbished – but this was in no way reflected in what we were being charged. Had I paid for a meal only to find out that I would not receive all of the courses, I would expect recompense – it is a shame that Blackpool Pleasure Beach does not take similar responsibility for failing to offer what your ticket charge is supposed to cover.
After negotiating the airport-style security scanners we entered the park which was quiet due to being a weekday. Although it was a joy to get on each ride without the need to queue, you quickly realise that the experience as a whole relies largely on the atmosphere and anticipation which queuing brings – without this, it begins to feel like you are simply boarding one bus only to disembark and board another - an experience which needn't cost £32.
One star, for the company and the (on this occasion) sunny sea views – neither of which are provided by Blackpool disPleasure Beach.
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