“ Marine Drive, Southport, Merseyside PR8 1RX. Tel. +44 (0)1704 532 717. It closed suddenly on 5th September 2006. „
I went to Pleasureland the other day and found that it was the best days of my holidays so far. I had the most amazing day and am going again next week. The rides were really cool and fun. Some of the male ride operators were so gorgeous, its worth going just to check out the talent. There was three which were really gorgeous, they were Roy, Kris and Michael. If anyone might know who they are or even have a photo of them could you please get in touch. I would defintly recomend Pleasureland to everyone!
I recently visited Southport Pleasure Land for the first time in 10 years and it turned out to be good value for money. It was well within walking distance of the train station (which was also cheap)and the local McDonalds, and there are a number of good rides within the best obviosly being the traumatizer, which could rival Alton Towers' Nemesis if it was a bit bigger. There were also a number of other top quality rides one such ride being Chaos and also the mine train. So a day out including entry, train and McDonalds for under 20 quid, money well spent.
This summer was the first time i had visited pleasureland southport and i was pleasantly surprised. First of all , the rides : TraumaTIZER - A great inverted rollercoaster, like the Nemesis at Alton Towers. Well worth the admission price alone Cyclone - A good old fashioned wooden rollercoaster which even smallish children can ride. It has great views. King Solomin's Mines - A fast mine cart rollercoaster Chaos - A weird, one of a kind ride, but brilliant all the same. You are spun upside down and around many times There are also many other rides for both adults and children including a log flume and another rollercoaster for older people and a slide and carousel for the kids. There are even go karts but these cost extra. Food is reasonably priced, with hamburger and chips costing around the same as at McDonalds. There is also a restaurant, a bar and other food outlets.
Southport Pleasureland is surely one the best kept secrets in the northwest,Not on the scale of other fairgrounds it does however,keep the kids busy for hours on end. When we first went to southport we took a picnic,went to the beach and later in the day tried out the fairground also known as Pleasureland.Needless to say the kids had a whale of a time,the rides were great value,certainly in comparison to other places,with a good variety for all ages. Having two children aged 10 and 7,I found more than enough to keep them happy,so happy in fact when we now go to Southport they don`t even want to go to the beach.Its straight to the fair.
Update: 2006 closed down...a sad loss! Its owners, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, picked through the bones taking the best ride (Traumatiser) for its own park. Although the site has been leased out to new owners for 2007/8, I have yet to visit. I doublt it could have retained its previous appeal
Just ask my daughter what she thinks of Pleasureland. Each and every time we go...its first in, last out! Its a great place and superb value. It is expensive during the school vacations, but even £12.99 for a 'white knuckle' wrist band is excellent value. Try out of season or obtain one of the many reduced price offers or vouchers for even better value.
They even do a season ticket now...which is excellent value for the 'frequent flyer'. Or go late in the day...get late afternoon and early evening for reduced rates!
As for the rides themselves...well it can't compete with the likes of US parks but there is an excellent choice. TraumaTizer...its pure evil ...and wonderful! Chaos...simply puke making...excellent! Mistral...looks tame but great fun! But combine the new rides with old favorites, including Dodgems, the Cyclone roller coaster& the best helta-skelter and swing-boat around, and there is such a variety....its hard to get bored. Even if you do...just go out into Southport for a while then return later on. Your wrist bands will still be valid!
But the best thing for families with 'suidcidal tendancy' kids is all the rides (including TraumaTizer) are available to all whose height is over 1.30m....very unusual!
Disadvantages, well its a bit scruffy....a few extra cleaners would not go amiss. Toilets improved recently!
And its a bit of a rip to find the waltzers and now the renovated fun-house are additional cost!
Despite these.....well worth the trip again & again!
Update June 2001.
The site has tidied up a bit since last year. (Shame about the smell from the skips under the cyclone rollercoaster.)
New ride imported from Morecambe is King Solomans Mines, a "wild mouse" style rollercoaster. Probably the most uncomfortable and painful ride I've been on.
No other changes except for the price. £13.99 for a white knuckle wrist band. Again they have the evening cut price band
..good value if the park isn't too busy.
I haven't visited Pleasureland in Southport for about 2 years. However, since then they have added many more great attractions, and it is gradually catching up to the standard of Blackpool Pleasure Beach (which has the same owners). The start attraction is now the TramaTizer, which I have not ridden yet. This is a Vakoma Suspended coaster with 5 inversions. From what I have heard on the net, many people do not rate this coaster as highly as the UK's other inverted coaster, Nemesis at Alton Towers, which despite being 6 years old has better themeing, a smoother ride, better inversions and is far more unique as it is set in a hole in the ground. New for 00 at SPL are 2 attractions from good old Frontierland in Morecambe (which is very sadly getting more and more run-down every day, even though it is also owned by Geoffrey Thompson, the manager of BPB), the classic wooden runaway mine train, now named "King Solomon's Mines" and parts from the old fun house at Frontierland, one of which is the excellent vertical slide. Southport Pleasureland also has lots of great rides such as the classic figure of eight woodie, the "Cyclone", a standard pinfari steel wild mouse, a log flume, a "rubber dingie" ride, ghost train, a few spin + spews such as Chaos. Also, you can usually get a wristband very cheap as there are loads of "2 wristbands for the price of one" vouchers around.
This Theme park has the best ride in Britain. It is twice as good as nemisis. It is Called The Traumatizer. There other good rollercoasters too and loads to do. If you go here you will have an action packed day out. Lots of little rides for kids and some really good spinning rides. The food is a bit expensive but you don't have to spend hours queueing like you do at Alton Towers. This themepark is good and deffinetely worth going to at least once, if not more times than that.
Pleasure land in Southport gets a big thumbs up from my kids, it is relatively small compared to others, but it beats many of the others for various reasons. you don`t have to queue go on each thing as many times as you want one price for all day We can get there at opening time and it is nice and quiet and the kids go wild, they run from ride to ride having a brill time. The staff are much more relaxed looking compared to all these massive parks. There is a very good choice of rides, and to suit everyone, if it rains there`s the fun house were even the parents make complete idiots of themselves. The prices are around £6.00 for all day, you can even go off the park and come back later with the same pass. One major thing about it is, the kids are that busy ride hopping they won`t ask for money for arcades and things. A great day out that lets you get a breather too.