Blackpool Pleasure Beach Reports

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Pleasure Beach 14/04/11

I ventured to the Pleasure Beach this afternoon with Louise, we bumped into Robbie Savage, a lovely bloke, I had a good chat with him for quite a long time.. :tongue_smilie:

He told me that he loved it in Blackpool, I thanked him on behalf of the Blackpool supporters for his nice comments about the club in the tabloids..
For those that dont know, Robbie has stuck up for Ian Holloway and Blackpool FC ALL season.. :thumbup1:

All the other pundits changed sides to suit.. :thumbdown:
Robbie reconised me as being on Sky Televisions Soccer AM last August.. :tongue_smilie:

First ride..

The Pepsi Max Big One… :w00t:

Louise..

Steeplechase.. :tongue_smilie:

Revolution..

Do I see a watering hole in the distance..?

Bloody vultures.. :thumbup:

Pleasure Beach entertainment..Table Dancing.. :w00t:

Yes its a Hummer.. :tongue_smilie:

Park photographic photo shoot things, that people have their photos taken behind.. :rolleyes:

Ghost Train..

Lots of workman on site..

The park felt and looked amazing, there is so much going on, its quite amazing..

You can clearly see the huge investment, happy times for the park me thinks.. :thumbup1:

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Pleasure Beach report 20/03/11

I start my report by saying what an amazing day we had, it was the best day at the Pleasure Beach thus far (this year).. :tongue_smilie:

Car parking, yes you can pay £7 to park at the Pleasure Beach, but we prefer to  try and save our pennies..

For visiting families I highly recommend parking outside number 7 Watson Rd, its a quiet place to park and you always get a nice warm welcome from the woman who lives there.. :tongue_smilie:

Oh and beep your horn a few times..  :w00t:

We arrived at the Pleasure Beach, unfortunately it was slightly damp..

Ghost Train…

We go to find Kryn and the rest of the TTF group inside…

Louise & Brad did Alice.. :thumbup:

Some of the group..

Louise.. :tongue_smilie:

Kryn..

Bradley had some sweets, but no ordinary sweets, they are basic red hot chilli sweets, they are seriously hot.. :cursing:

He kindly offered Kryn one.. :thumbup1:

Its just starting to work… :tongue_smilie:

And Kryn was after him.. :w00t:

TTF ride the Grand National..

Chris..

Mrs Kryn..

Louise..

Kryn..

And Dan B is the latest victim of the Chilli sweets.. :w00t:

The innocence of it… :thumbup:

Just starting to work now, the GM modified Chilli sweets  , with the equivalent of 200 Chilli’s per sweet, takes effect..   :w00t:

At this moment, Chris produced his driving license..his picture looked like he was something from the 1960’s…. :w00t:

We did the Derby Racers…

Brad gave Thomas one of his sweets..but it had no effect on him.. :thumbup1:

On the Monorail..

Infusion..

Dans mate.. :tongue_smilie:

Brads a statue.. :thumbup1:

Bling…

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Pleasure Beach Blackpool report 19/02/11
Peter is not feeling 100% so I am doing this weeks report  :thumbup:
On Saturday we visited the Pleasure Beach, it was a little quieter then the previous week and very cold, but it was worth a trip.

Everything was once again  , excellent  :thumbup1:

Brad & Chris ride the Mouse

The Fountain..

Who said that Woman cant win Football competitions  :tongue_smilie:

This Bear came everywhere  :w00t:

We did The Grand Prix  :thumbup:

His Bear had a ride in another car  :tongue_smilie:

Peter thinks the  World of Martin  :thumbup1:

Steeplechase

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Pleasure Beach Report 13/06/10

With Christopher being unable to attend the Pleasure Beach today due to him starting his new job Jenny, Charlotte’s friend joined us..

We arrived at opening time and found that most of the rides were not open until 11am.
We didn’t mind as it gave us time to have a chat with some of the staff and to take a few pictures.. 8)

The PMBO was open at 1030, so we joined the que..

A few Infusion shots..

Old Turtle Chase Site..

Some PMBO shots..


Louise went on Infusion..

Charlotte & Jenny met up with us..

Bradley..

Jenny wanted to ride Infusion for the first time, her face was brilliant.. 😀 😀 😀

Jenny did the Big One too, but she didnt like it…

We did the Revolution..

Time to get completely lost in the maze…

Rollercoaster was open..

The Many Faces of Bradley Mowbray

The Mirror Shot…

Bradley caught a large fish… ;)

Not sure whats going on here.. 😀 😀 😀

Some arty shots..

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BPB Report 11th of July 2010

This was a very special day, I met up with my good friend Dave and his lovely family, we also met up with a lovely young couple Christina and James.. 8) 8)
The weather was magnificent but a slight wind delayed the opening of the PMBO.

Dave

Lesley



Little Dave jr

Emily

Louise

Charlotte

Christina

James

And Me..

After inspecting the trees, as we love trees and want to set up a tree planting service in Blackpool & Dunfirmlane..

Oh we found a gargoyle but no tubs of Vaseline..  ;)

After our afternoon tea with 4 sugars (we normally take 7) we decided do some rides..

The Grand National..

We stopped for a beer.. 8)

It was open.. 8)

Bling..

Time for lunch..

Charlotte and I had those gourmet burger meals whilst Louise fumed that she did not like what was on offer..

But Louise was happy getting crabs… 😀

Now little Christina was told off by a Polish woman who worked in the coffee shop for eating her BPB hot dog whilst sat in an otherwise empty seat.. ::)
Not good pr..

This random guy sneaks up and scares people.. 😀

Fountain fun..

Pepsi Max Big One..

Infusion..

Louise, Lesley & Charlotte braved Vekoma goodness.. ;D

Big Dipper..

Charlotte wanted to carry on the joke… ;D ::)

Wait for it…. 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

We did the train…

Cheryl a cracking person.. 8)

Thanks for a brilliant day.. 8) 8) 8)

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Halloween at the Pleasure Beach 2010…

We visited the Pleasure Beach today for a few hours, it was not very busy and we had a very good time.. 8)

All the rides were running very well, and some of the staff got into the Halloween theme.
I am still to post my report from Alton Towers the previous week, I wanted to post the Pleasure Beach Halloween report first, but BPB is less corporate and in a way cute.. 8)

Getting into the spirit of things.. 8)



First Ride the Ghost Train.. :P :P :P :P

Lots of staff in costume..

We did the Monorail, and had a lovely chat with Thomas he is a credit to the park.. 8)

The Pepsi Max Big One sequential..

And its new train..

The Tetley Tea Cups are back.. 8)

The Bling..

I was not sure if this guys hair was for Halloween or just his own style…it looked burnt.. 😮

New Toilets.. 8)

The B&Q fountain has been removed..

The Fruit Shoot..

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The Last Day of the Season BPB 7/11/10

As a rule we always try and make the first and last days of the Pleasure Beach.
We have so many friends there and I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.. 8)

We started our day looking at a very posh car, as there was a Wedding function..

At the entrance of this classic park..

Bradley..

Charlotte..

Walk on.. 8)

I love the light at this time of year.. 8)

The Gold Mine was open.. 8)

The Pleasure Beach legend John was operating it, and I was so impressed with the inside of it.
It had a major clean up and all new lights.. 8)

A mirror shot.. 😀

Next year I want 20 Live In Blackpool members stood in front of that mirror doing a moonie.. 😀

A Twilight Zone picture.. ;D

Last rides to operate in what was formally known as Beaver Creek.. :(

I was enjoying my photography yesterday at the Pleasure Beach.. 8)

Got the Big Dipper as well..

It was great to see 2 of Live In Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach Site Managers.. 8)

Becca & Ash.. 8)

An amazing sight..

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14th of March 2009

Whilst looking through my old Photobucket accounts to replace the lost reports, I stumbled upon loads of images that time had forgotten.. :tongue_smilie:

Bradley being Bradley.. :tongue_smilie:

Bling..

PMBO..

The last pic of the B&Q Fountain.. :tongue_smilie:

Time for a coffee..

The many faces of Bradley.. :w00t:

Far too cold in March… :scared:

Tut Tut, he takes after his Mother.. :w00t:

We did a Kids Magic Show.. :laugh:

A lovely Blackpool Sunset to finish.. :wub:

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Live In Blackpool meet report 27/11/10

This was Live In Blackpool’s first official meet, and what a cracker.. !!

Who went…

Mark
Becca
Ash
Louise
Chris
Bradley
Charlotte
Pleasure Beach/Noddy/Stealth Womble
Me..

As the park  only had half its rides open during these special weekends, I have to say that the fun we had was amazing.
It was very very raw and cold, Charlotte wasn’t 100% and tried to attend but after an hour didnt feel well and asked if I could take her home.. :(
Ash was working until 4ish so didnt attend the meet until later, we were invited to visit the control centre at Brilliance Blackpool by Greg, I have decided to create a separate topic for this as it was very special.. 8)
I will do that either Sunday evening or on Monday..

Picture time.. 8)
As we approached the park we noticed the Monorail maintenance car was out..

Much to our surprise the Pleasure Beach had opened half an hour before the advertised time.. 8) 8)

Welldone BPB.. 8) 8)

And Father Xmas and Bella Beaver were there to greet people.. 8)

I dont care what people have said about these sculpture gardens, I think that they aesthetically enhance the entrance to the park.. 8)

Ghost Train.. 8) 8)

We arrived and it was walk on.. 8)

It was nice to say hello to the Club Pleasure Beach fansite as we left the ride, they were having what they call an exclusive ride time on it as they are the official group that represents the Pleasure Beach.
I believe that they were going to have 30 minutes on the Grand National but it had developed a fault, so they had 30 minutes on the Ghost train instead.. 😀

I left to take Charlotte home and Chris/Louise took the next few pictures in Black & White.. 😀

He had the wrong function on.. ;D

Still very good though.. 8)

Im back and dont check my settings.. 😀

We go in search of Rick.. 8)

Kryn, takes Ricks arcade to the cleaners.. 😀

Much to Ricks disgust.. 😀

Rick offers Kryn, some advice.. 😀

We head back to the Park, I get my other lens out for some Flying Machine pictures..

A bulb up close.. ;)

Becca, Chris & Kryn went on them in freezing conditions.. ;D

Chris..

Becca..

Kryn..

They braved the Ice Blast as well..

Bradley went to see Santa.. 8)
Incidentally Father Xmas is arriving at Live In Blackpool very soon,so all you boys and girls.. ;) Can ask Santa what they want for Xmas and where you would like him to empty his sack etc.. 😀

Alice ride..

Quite a rare picture during normal hours..

Arcade fun…

We then left to meet up with Ash in the middle of Blackpool, and the visit to see the Control centre of Brilliance Blackpool..

Just a taster for the Topic..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Live From Blackpool/Ride Guide Meet November 2008, when I was involved with LIB we had a joint meet with Ride Guide members.
It was a great day with lots of random antics..It was quite a large meet up and we had a few members from Live In Blackpool in attendance..

Can you spot them..?? ;)

I might give a prize to the person that can identify all the LIB members in the photographs, Team Members are not included.. ;)

Introductions.. ;D

This was one of the funniest moments ever..!! it was very spontaneous and it was called a photo update of a photo update… ;D ;D
Its one of those things that you had to be there to appreciate it I think.. ;)

Superbowl Noah’s  Ark. :(

 

 

 

 


Ride Guide & BPB Guide meet opening day 2008

I was really chuffed to bits when Photobucket contacted me recently with regards to some old accounts that I thought were lost..
I have recently upgraded to the Pro version and they really take care of their customers and throw in a few extras to the subscriber..

I plan to post more pictures or reports from a few years back as they had been posted on the BPB Guide but sadly the site has now closed..
Firstly there are some photographs with some features removed out of respect for these people.
I really wanted to show these pictures intact but at the same time did not want to offend anybody by posting their faces on here and I really hope that no offence is  taken.
If  the people would like the images intact I can revert them back to the originals and I would be delighted to do this.
So once again please don’t take offence to the distorted faces on some of the images..

Edit Via the Ride Guide Forum I have been allowed to unswirl the images and post them as intended.
I think that the pictures are special and would be lost forever if I didn’t post them.
I would also like to post others from the day and I will be delighted if the people on the images would use them for their own collections..

BPB Guide & The Ride Guide opening day 2008..

And dont laugh at the flying jacket..

The Old BPB Guide Team..

Mr Frostyfox

We take over Scotty radio station..

Lea Cookson is on the far left..

Chris & Brad

Rob & Martyn..

We had a meal at Martins a little Cafe near to the BPB..

We have in this picture Aero, Jack, Ricky C, Martin and Adrian..

Aero with Brad..

We say hello to Mr Pleasure Beach Mr Jim Rowland (JR )…

Lea..

A big shame that Noah was away fishing for 2009..

Aero & Pete Proctor..

We take over the River Caves..

Right at the front is Coastergraham..

We nearly did the impossible and performed a Clown Coaster roll back..

We put Brad on the front first..

And Rodney let us do it..

We plan our roll back big guys on the front..

Adrian, Martyn and Tarren could barely hide their excitement..

Kathleen & Brad..

We ended up back at mine for a few drinks..

I have been told by Martyn that this trip was the opening day of the 2009 season..
And one of the best meets ever..!
Brilliant memories and some great laughs thanks for reading..

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Pleasure Beach report 3rd May 2010

I was working until 2pm today so did not arrive at the park until 3pm.
The Pepsi Max Big One was sadly closed due to high winds but I did see that Bling was open but I failed to get any pictures of it.. :-[ but I  will next week if we go..

Christopher was doing some sponsored walk thing at Pendel hill so it was myself, Louise, Charlotte & Bradley.. 😀

The park was very quiet for a Bank Holiday I am not sure if this was within expectations,.

Charlotte did the usual Fountain pose..

We did the Grand National..



The Many Faces of Bradley Mowbray

The Big Dipper looked amazing..

Rest.. ;)

Whats this..? answers on a postcard.. ;D

New Pleasure Beach wall thingies..

We had some refreshments and a great chat with the Bar Manageress a lovely lady who is a credit to the Pleasure Beach and Bernard who is a lovely man..

The Gardens..

 

 

 

 


The Opening day at the BPB 13/02/2010

I have just returned home after having experienced the best opening day at the Pleasure Beach for over a decade..
It was superb everything was perfect and the park looked excellent, I had a lovely conversation with Mrs Amanda Thompson of which will stay private but I congratulated her on her superb work around the park as you will see in this report.

We arrived at the park slightly later at 11am as we wanted to avoid the rush, the Pleasure Beach was bathed in sunshine and as we entered the park through the security gates we were met by the lovely Sculptured Gardens.
I was a bit excited at the prospect of seeing these gardens and the images that I had seen on Facebook do NOT do it justice, I sincerely hope that mine do.. 😎

The Pleasure Beach are selling healtyh food, and I was impressed with their range.
Dont get me wrong we love Pizza and hot dogs but prefer lovely jacket potatoes..

We made our way to the Big Dipper and was met by a stunning site as you will see in this report it looks brilliant and rides better than ever..
We decided to ride the back of the train as this is normally the roughest part of the train, we found it to be smooth as glass and the air time as your bum left the seat was amazing..

The Dodgems..
Well the asthetics and visuals of this ride is amazing..  8)
it looks so good as you will see in the images, I opted out of riding it though due to my shoulder healing after my car accident but Louise & the boys rode it and loved it.. 8)

Now my biggest surprise was the Ghost Train..   😮
It has changed inside…. 😎  😎   yes you heard me right it was kick ass scarey…!!
They have seriously spent a lot of money here on animitronics, they even have an exorcist girl with a turning head..!!
Brilliant we left the ride quite shocked its amazing…

The PMBO was silky smooth and running very well.. 8)

Staff training, its obvious that the staff have been trained to a high standard, the management of the rides are of an excellent professional standard.

Time for pictures and i will only comment if its something that needs to be explained..
I hope you like them..

The Big Dipper..

The Dodgems..

The PMBO..

Some nice lads in fancy dress were so funny..  ;D ;D

Infusion looked good today..

The Rollercoaster was open..

The Ghost train..

Mr BPB Brian..

The Fountains..

Crack open the champagne tonight Amanda, the park looks good..!

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The Mowbray/Kerr Barbie 2 day event..12/07/09

Well this was the highlight of the year the famous barbie at the Mowbrays with Kerr family visiting Blackpool from Scotland..  8)
I wont say too much just let the pictures tell the story of this excellent day and even the weather did not spoil the day.. 8)

Day 2

Out came the Wii Guitar hero.. 8)

A few beers and plenty of wine was disgracefully consumed before the silly faces started to happen and the random messing around.. ;D

A government health warning drinking too much makes you do rather silly things..  :P

Day 2

Nursing heavy heads we met up with Christina and her family at the Pleasure Beach..

 

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Pleasure Beach Trip Report 2/08/2008

We decided on a little visit to our favorite park for a couple of hours…
It was quite busy and the weather was very warm & sunny…

He is the cutest Kid around…

Twilight zone take 20 something..

PMBO peeping round the corner..

I think I will give Infusion a miss with ques like this…

The Big Dipper…

PMBO…

Train pictures..

Now My bug bear men walking round with NO shirts on.. :P
Thank god there is a good security person on duty that is prepared to tell them to cover up..  8)

More random shots…

The Popcorn sample box is back..

Noah’s Ark fun…

A Different picture..

I love taking pictures of the Ice Blast,Not sure why I haven’t taken more shots of it as its gorgeous…

Fantastic weather…

Nash was on 4 and working….

Ques for the Slush Bar..

Or  fresh fruit…

 

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Pleasure Beach Report April 19th 2010

The Grand National..

Arcade fun..

The Bling, not for me though.. 8)

Nick

Charlotte

Christina & Lesley

We did the Revolution..

Louise , Lesley & Chris ride the Rev…

Bradley..

We did the train..

The First Mirror shot of the year..  😀

Dry..

Very Wet…

Ice Blast..

Gordon & Geof..

And a group picture to finish..

Thanks for reading..

 

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Christmas 2007

A little retro report from 11 years ago, Christmas opening at the Pleasure Beach, it was held in the North Park area of the Pleasure Beach..

The images of the dancers performing outside are probably the only pictures in exsistance   as they only did performed a few times on that day, and for the rest of the time it was too cold..
Fallen is still a friend of mine on Facebook..

Mark with Louise

Ohh I look so different.. :w00t:

Who remembers MartinLFC..?  :tongue_smilie:

Only pictures of the outdoor performance..

My old Sig.. :tongue_smilie: :tongue_smilie:

I remember lots of random tress everywhere..

:w00t: :w00t:

Those Dancers… :tongue_smilie:

With Brian, he holds the World Record for the most rides on the Pepsi Max Big One..something like 12,000 rides in 18 years..!

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The Opening day at the BPB 13/02/2010

I have just returned home after having experienced the best opening day at the Pleasure Beach for over a decade..
It was superb everything was perfect and the park looked excellent, I had a lovely conversation with Mrs Amanda Thompson of which will stay private but I congratulated her on her superb work around the park as you will see in this report.

We arrived at the park slightly later at 11am as we wanted to avoid the rush, the Pleasure Beach was bathed in sunshine and as we entered the park through the security gates we were met by the lovely Sculptured Gardens.
I was a bit excited at the prospect of seeing these gardens and the images that I had seen on Facebook do NOT do it justice, I sincerely hope that mine do.. 😎

The Pleasure Beach are selling healtyh food, and I was impressed with their range.
Dont get me wrong we love Pizza and hot dogs but prefer lovely jacket potatoes..

We made our way to the Big Dipper and was met by a stunning site as you will see in this report it looks brilliant and rides better than ever..
We decided to ride the back of the train as this is normally the roughest part of the train, we found it to be smooth as glass and the air time as your bum left the seat was amazing..

The Dodgems..
Well the asthetics and visuals of this ride is amazing..  8)
it looks so good as you will see in the images, I opted out of riding it though due to my shoulder healing after my car accident but Louise & the boys rode it and loved it.. 8)

Now my biggest surprise was the Ghost Train..   😮
It has changed inside…. 😎  😎   yes you heard me right it was kick ass scarey…!!
They have seriously spent a lot of money here on animitronics, they even have an exorcist girl with a turning head..!!
Brilliant we left the ride quite shocked its amazing…

The PMBO was silky smooth and running very well.. 8)

Staff training, its obvious that the staff have been trained to a high standard, the management of the rides are of an excellent professional standard.

Time for pictures and i will only comment if its something that needs to be explained..
I hope you like them..

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