Blackpool Pleasure Beach wins seven Theme Park Awards as site is named best value

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The Blackpool attraction won gold awards for best value and best live entertainment for it’s Hot Ice show

 

Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
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Blackpool Pleasure Beach. PROVIDED BY Blackpool Tourist Association (Image: Daily Record)

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has been rated as the best value theme park in the UK.

This comes as the attraction won seven Theme Park Awards 2021.

The awards have taken place for the second time, and consist of 21 categories including theme park of the year, best new attraction, best customer service and best value.

To decide on winners, the public were invited to vote for their favourite theme parks.

A total of 176,370 votes were combined with the scores from the Expert Judges to determine the winners in each category.

Unsurprisingly, Blackpool Pleasure Beach managed to secure multiple titles and were the third biggest winners overall – behind Alton Towers in Staffordshire and Paultons Park in Hampshire.

The Blackpool attraction won gold awards for best value and best live entertainment for it’s Hot Ice show.

It secured silver awards for best food and drink and best merchandise.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach won both silver and bronze in the best classic coaster category for the Grand National and the Big One.

It was also awarded a bronze award for the best theme park for thrills.

See a full list of categories and winners below:

Best New Attraction

  • Gold: Storm Chaser (Paultons Park)
  • Silver: Flight of the Sky Lion (LEGOLAND Windsor)
  • Bronze: Gangsta Granny: The Ride (Alton Towers)

Best Theme Park for Families (Large)

  • Gold: Alton Towers
  • Silver: Paultons Park
  • Bronze: LEGOLAND Windsor

Best Theme Park for Families (Small)

  • Gold: Gulliver’s Theme Parks
  • Silver: Pleasurewood Hills
  • Bronze: Fantasy Island

Best Theme Park for Toddlers

  • Gold: Paultons Park
  • Silver: Alton Towers
  • Bronze: Drayton Manor

Best Theme Park for Thrills

  • Gold: Thorpe Park
  • Silver: Alton Towers
  • Bronze: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Best Classic Coaster

  • Gold: Nemesis (Alton Towers)
  • Silver: Grand National (Blackpool Pleasure Beach)
  • Bronze: The Big One (Blackpool Pleasure Beach)

Best Family Coaster

  • Gold: Wicker Man (Alton Towers)
  • Silver: Vampire (Chessington World of Adventures)
  • Bronze: Flight of the Pterosaur (Paultons Park)

Best Interactive Ride

  • Gold: LEGO NINJAGO The Ride (LEGOLAND Windsor)
  • Silver: Duel (Alton Towers)
  • Bronze: Tomb Blaster (Chessington World of Adventures)

Best Food & Drink

  • Gold: Alton Towers
  • Silver: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
  • Bronze: Paultons Park

Best Merchandise

  • Gold: Alton Towers
  • Silver: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
  • Bronze: Thorpe Park

Best Live Entertainment

  • Gold: Hot Ice (Blackpool Pleasure Beach)
  • Silver: Return to Skeleton Bay (LEGOLAND Windsor)
  • Bronze: ALIVE! Dinosaur Encounter (Paultons Park)

Best New Event

  • Gold: Oktoberfest (Alton Towers)
  • Silver: Mardi Gras (Alton Towers)
  • Bronze: Oktoberfest (Thorpe Park)

Best Halloween Event

  • Gold: Scarefest (Alton Towers)
  • Silver: Fright Nights (Thorpe Park)
  • Bronze: Xtreme Scream Park (Twinlakes)

Best Animal Experience

  • Gold: ZUFARI: Ride into Africa (Chessington World of Adventures)
  • Silver: Tiger Rock (Chessington World of Adventures)
  • Bronze: Lost River Ride (Flamingo Land)

Best Social Media Engagement

  • Gold: Alton Towers
  • Silver: Thorpe Park
  • Bronze: Drayton Manor

Best Customer Service

  • Gold: Alton Towers
  • Silver: Paultons Park
  • Bronze: Adventure Island

Best Value

  • Gold: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
  • Silver: Paultons Park
  • Bronze: Drayton Manor

Blogger of the Year

  • Gold: Thrill Nation
  • Silver: Theme Park Guide
  • Bronze: Cupcakes & Coasters

YouTuber of the Year

  • Gold: Theme Park Worldwide
  • Silver: Pleasure Beach Experience
  • Bronze: TheJackSilkstone

Instagrammer of the Year

  • Gold: Thrill Riders
  • Silver: Roller Coaster Rachel
  • Bronze: Cupcakes & Coasters

Theme Park of the Year

  • Gold: Alton Towers
  • Silver: Paultons Park
  • Bronze: LEGOLAND Windsor