Pleasure Beach named best amusement park in the UK

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has been named as the best amusement park in the UK by social review website TripAdvisor.

Blackpool Pleasure BeachIts Travellers’ Choice Awards saw the 42-acre park top the list which took into account value for money, customer experience and overall comments on its website from its millions of users.

Reviewers praised the amusement park’s commitment to great value for guests, as well as their experience during their visit.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is also in the top 10 fun parks in Europe, as voted for by TripAdvisor users, alongside some of the most popular and amusement parks on the continent.

Travellers’ Choice Awards honour top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travellers. All award winners were determined using reviews and opinions over the past 12 months.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has won a number of TripAdvisor Awards over the past year for its attractions, including Best Family Friendly Hotel for the Big Blue and separate awards for the operating team on the Big One rollercoaster and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! adventurnarium.

Amanda Thompson, managing director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, said: "We are thrilled to be named the UK's best amusement park in the UK by TripAdvisor, a trusted travel site where the views of our guests count for so much.

"We are constantly looking to improve the value for money we give our guests and this year, our ten-day advanced booking has proved to be a real advantage for people looking for a great day out without the expense.

"Blackpool Pleasure Beach prides itself on offering the best experience for a great day out and we want guests to leave here with memories that will last a lifetime!" James Kay, TripAdvisor spokesman, said: “Blackpool Pleasure Beach is not just the country’s best rated amusement park, it is also the third cheapest for a family day out among the UK top 10, proving that great value often trumps bigger rides in the eyes of consumers.”