Blackpool's world famous illuminations take place from 30th August to 10th November 2013 and feature over 1 million lamps in the display. Upto 30 staff including Electricians, Engineers, Joiners, Mechanics, Painters and Artists work all year round to ensure that the displays are ready in time to welcome the 3.5 million visitors throughout it's 73 nights. The illuminations have certainly come a long way since 100,000 people enjoyed the very first 'light show' back in 1879 which featured just 8 arc lamps!
Britain’s most popular holiday destination, packed with endless attractions for all the family. Crammed with thrills and excitement, every visit to Blackpool is a fun-filled adventure. White Knuckle seekers can experience thrilling rides to set the pulse racing at the world famous Pleasure Beach or travel to the top of Blackpool Tower for amazing panoramic views, Add to this, miles of sandy beaches, three piers, a zoo and many more traditional seaside attractions Blackpool is buzzing day and night!
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is one of the UK's top visitor attractions and favourite amusement parks and is a delight for all members of the family. If you are looking for white knuckle fun then rides such as The Big One and the classic coaster The Grand National plus lots in between will keep you busy. For total family fun check out the fabulous Nickelodeon Land, a six acre area of the Pleasure Beach which has been transformed into 12 fantastic themed rides to entertain the whole family. Rides include SpongeBob's Splash Bash, The Avatar Airbender and The Rugrat's Lost River. Apart from the never ending selection of rides and fairground fun, Blackpool Pleasure Beach also hosts some of the most sensational live shows in town including the Hot Ice Show featuring some amazing dancing on ice.
The Grade 1 listed Blackpool Tower was opened to the public on 14th May 1894 and was inspired by the Eifel Tower in Paris. Measuring 518 feet and 9 inches tall, a trip to the top offers spectacular views of Blackpool and beyond. Other attractions within the Tower include a 4D cinema experience as part of the trip to the top, Blackpool Tower Circus, Tower Ballroom, Jungle Jim's Indoor Adventure Playground and the Blackpool Tower Dungeon. You can pick and mix which attractions you visit or you can take advantage of the Big Ticket which offers the 5 great Tower attractions plus the Sealife Centre and Madame Tussauds all for one great price.
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