Blackpool Pleasure Beach gears up for 125th season

Blackpool Pleasure Beach 125 years Amanda Thompson
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As Blackpool Pleasure beach prepares to reopen its doors next month ahead of its 125th season, the park’s managing director has revealed how grateful the team is to be welcoming guests back.


Amanda Thompson, whose great-grandfather cofounded the landmark attraction in 1896, welcomed the prospect of a clear date to return to business, as well as hinting at what the anniversary year has in store.

“A 125th season, this of course is a cause of celebration and something we have all been very much looking forward to after missing the start of the season on 6 February,” Thompson told The Lytham St Annes Express.

“So yes, grateful we finally were given a date by the government, grateful to give some confidence back to our work force and grateful to be able to welcome back guests to come and enjoy the park from 12 April.”

The park will remain open up until 12 December, with new technology such as contactless payments allowing for safe visitation, including at the venue’s new coffee house WG Beans, named in honour of Thompson’s ancestor.

“It remains a great honour for me to hold the post of managing director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach and crazy that a family business in this industry is still here after so many years.”

“I look forward to continuing its success and ensuring Blackpool Pleasure Beach has a future for another 125 years.”

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