The public had been cleared from the scene before the blaze broke out, Lancashire firefighters said today. Security staff at Blackpool Pleasure Beach raised the alarm after noticing the blaze when patrolling the site. The wooden-framed Grand National ride is one of the oldest in the world.
No-one was injured in the fire but several buildings in the complex are feared to have been badly damaged. The scene of the blaze was near the site's star attraction, the Pepsi Max Big One, which is believed to have escaped unscathed. A total of 12 fire appliances attended the blaze after an emergency call was made at 1.
From 10 pm the skies will be lit up by amazing fireworks displays on each of the Late Night Riding nights — each with its own unique musical theme. As the rides close, guests can watch in delight and take in the spectacular displays to round off a fantastic fun-filled day out! If you prefer to arrive late and stay late we have a specially priced Late Night Riding Wristband valid from 4 pm until we close!
Blackpool Pleasure Beach began with a single switchback railway ride built on the previously undeveloped sand hills of the South Shore in There had been amusements and fairground rides at different locations along the seafront since the 's. Inthe switchback at South Shore was accompanied by the 'American Carousel'. This roundabout was purchased from Philadelphia and operated by John William Outhwaite.
The park was founded in and has been owned and operated by the Thompson family since its inception. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the United Kingdom, and one of the top twenty most visited amusement parks in the world, with a peak estimate of 5. The park is host to many records, including the largest number of roller coasters of any park in the United Kingdom with ten, of which four are wooden: the Big DipperBlue FlyerGrand National and Nickelodeon Streak.
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A former member 21 May am. Sorrythis is nothing to do with TV but if anyone finds out any info on this breaking story, could they plz post it on here. I am a huge fan of the Pleasure Beach and am very interested in what has been damaged.
Patrolling security staff raised the alarm at about 9. By Manchester Evening News. Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe We will use your email address only for the purpose of sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach was opening for business as usual today after fire ripped through one of its rides. Patrolling security staff raised the alarm at about 9. Crowds of onlookers gathered as 10 Lancashire fire crews fought to contain the fire to the Grand National ride - a smaller version of a big dipper.