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Iconic ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach closes for good

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Iconic ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach closes for good


Blackpool Pleasure Beach (Pleasure Beach Resort) has confirmed that one of its more popular attractions has gone for good.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach (now rebranded as Pleasure Beach resort) is an attraction which is continually reinventing itself with new rides regularly appearing and older ones disappearing. With the park recently throwing open its gates for the 2024 season, visitors will have noticed one of the more familiar rides missing and after 64 years, the beloved Grand Prix ride has become a thing of the past.

This thrilling ride saw visitors sit in a model car and zoom down a massive spiral track. The ride opened in 1960 when it was called the ‘Turnpike’ and originally it had petrol powered cars before these were switched to electric powered ones in 2002.

While many will be sorely disappointed by the closure of the Grand Prix ride, the good news is that an exciting new ride will take its place although the Pleasure Beach are yet to announce any details about the new ride.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach owner, Amanda Thompson, said: “To all Pleasure Beach fans, the Grand Prix will not operate this year as we are planning a new attraction. Don’t ask me any more questions about this, I will tell you when I have made the decision”.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is now open for business and visitors can enjoy the rides every weekend throughout March and every day throughout the summer months. The attraction was recently named as one of the best theme park in the UK.