Blackpool attractions among the best in Europe

Global travellers have named Blackpool attractions among the best in Europe. Blackpool Pleasure Beach was voted the ninth best amusement park in Europe in a list compiled by TripAdvisor from millions of reviews.

Hollywood Director Tim Burton declares he's Blackpool's No.1 fan!

Tim Burton
Hollywood Director, Tim Burton Credit: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The Hollywood Director has given his thumbs up to the UK’s favourite amusement park after it was awarded the accolade by social review website TripAdvisor. He spent time at the 42-acre attraction and rode the Big One as part of his whistle-stop tour in the resort.

Tim, who was last on park in November 2012 with US rock band The Killers, said: “I am Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s number one fan and called by to congratulate this amazing amusement park on being the UK’s favourite.”

Blackpool named among top European attractions

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Global travellers have named Blackpool attractions among the best in Europe. Blackpool Pleasure Beach was voted the ninth best amusement park in Europe in a list compiled by TripAdvisor from millions of reviews.

Blackpool's Sandcastle Waterpark also proved a favourite with travellers - being placed eighth in a list of best European water parks.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Paultons Park were first and second in the best UK amusement park list, with Alton Towers third, Drayton Manor fourth and Thorpe Park fifth.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach managing director Amanda Thompson said: "We are thrilled to be named the UK's best amusement park. We pride ourself on offering the best experience for a great day out.

TripAdvisor spokesman James Kay said: "Blackpool Pleasure Beach is not just the country's best-rated amusement park, it is also one of the cheapest for a family day out among the UK top 10, proving that great value often trumps bigger rides in the eyes of consumers.

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