Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Tag: Amanda Thompson

Blackpool’s new Boulevard hotel is a sign of changing times, says Thompson

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Boulevard Hotel
Pleasure Beach dynasty-member Amanda Thompson says a new luxury hotel in shows how Britain’s best-loved seaside resort is branching out.

“A good omen for the year”: UK resorts feel Bank Holiday bonanza

Seaside Easter Bank Holiday
With the Met Office reporting the recent bank holiday weather delivered the hottest UK Easter Monday on record, it's no surprise that family favourite seaside resorts..

Blackpool Pleasure Beach boss Amanda Thompson OBE elected as IAAPA vice-chair

amanda thompson vice chair IAAPA
The board of directors of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) elected Amanda Thompson OBE second vice-chair during its meeting on 25 September in Berlin, Germany.   Thompson is managing director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach and will serve as IAAPA's second vice-chair in 2018. She will be first vice-chair in 2019 and then lead the global attractions...

Blackpool Pleasure Beach unveils its new Icon

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach has revealed the name of the new £16.25m rollercoaster, Icon, which will open next year.   The ride, which had gone under the working title of ‘Construction 2018’ until last week, was officially christened ‘Icon’ in a dramatic trailer published on the amusement park’s YouTube channel. The video gave visitors a computer-generated preview of what they could expect from...

Blackpool Pleasure Beach announces new 4G rollercoaster

Coinslot Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Executives at Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach have revealed plans for a new £16.25m rollercoaster. Temporarily dubbed ‘Construction 2018,’ the two-and-a half-minute ride that will run at 50mph and put punters through 4.3Gs, is scheduled to open in the spring of 2018. Nick Thompson, deputy managing director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, said: “We have been working on this concept for five years now...