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  • Writer's pictureDean Stansby

Top tips for visiting Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The pubs are opening, restaurants are serving again, and the bushy nests we called hair have been chopped back down to a normal hairstyle. We’re slowly moving back to normal life! And this means that some huge attractions are back up and running, too - like Blackpool Pleasure Beach. After a year indoors, everyone’s dying to get a piece of the action. So Pleasure Beach might well be at the top of everyone’s must-visit list.

But there are ways to make your trip smoother, reduce queueing time, and save some money so you can pack as much fun into your holiday as possible. And we’re going to tell you how. Here are our top tips for visiting Blackpool Pleasure Beach…

Get in quicker

It goes without saying that the Pleasure Beach is easily one of, if not the biggest attraction in Blackpool. It’s almost always busy because it’s great fun for all ages. So how do you beat the queues? Buy your tickets in advance. This way you don’t need to queue at the park’s entrance and you’ll even save a bit of cash because advance tickets are cheaper.

And, if you can, avoid peak days like Saturdays. Tickets are cheaper on Sundays and weekdays as they’re known for being much less crowded, although they’ll likely be busier than usual because none of us can wait!

Jump the queues for rides

If you really can’t wait, you can always consider speedy passes. Speedy passes are a godsend for those that can’t wait in queues or want to cross off as many rides as possible. The standard speedy pass is £15 per person. With it, you still “wait” in a queue, only you don’t have to stand in line. Your device will notify you when it’s your turn, so you can do other activities while you wait.

Then there’s VIP. VIP tickets are £25 per person and they reduce wait time by 50%. If you’re really looking to splash out, the £50 per person VIP Plus ticket reduces wait time by 90%. A must for any hardcore thrill-seekers.

Hacking the new ticket system

Recently, the Pleasure Beach brought in a new system - e-tickets. The e-tickets are kept on your phone and you need to scan them to get into every ride. It can be a bit of a pain. A quick trick to speed this up could be to screenshot the ticket and set it as your phone’s lock screen. Charging your phone the night before or bringing a power bank is a must!

No matter how or when you visit Blackpool Pleasure Beach, it’s always a great time for everyone. But following these simple tips may save you some time and money, so you can make the most out of your trip. And if you’re looking to get there earlier to beat the queues, it’s always handy to stay close by…

The Royal Seabank is only a 4-minute drive or 20-minute walk from Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Located on the beachfront with family rooms and a bar, The Royal Seabank is the place to be in Blackpool. Book the holiday of your dreams now on 01253 923000.

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