Blackpool Pleasure Beach was originally a disreputable fairground. However in 1896, John Outhwaite and William Bean changed all of that, opening a popular amusement park on the site. The rest, as they say, is history.
Today, the Pleasure Beach is still one of the top tourist attractions in the North and hosts many iconic rides. None is more famous than the Big One, the tallest, steepest and second fastest roller coaster in the world when it launched in 1994. The initial drop plummets 205 feet (62 m) towards the beach — a thrilling prospect.
February 22, 2021
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