[Pixels of] Blackpool and the Illuminations

Take me on a roller coaster and I am the happiest girl on planet Earth 😀 Blackpool Pleasure Beach exceeded my expectation and it has 10 Thrill Rides. The biggest and longest coaster is aptly named The Big One. However we didn’t get to go on The Big One because of very strong winds. It was really cold on that day, thankfully it didn’t rain. But it was hard to walk, the wind kept on pushing us back. Even the birds in the sky floated at one spot and couldn’t fly forward – hilarious to watch. From the Blackpool North train station we took the tram to the theme park.

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Once inside, we studied the map for a few minutes, the park is hugeeee and we couldn’t figure out where to queue for the coasters. We jumped on the 1st one we saw, the Infusion. The blue track goes 360 degrees and my heart was caught in my throat the whole time.

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At the top of Ice Blast: The Ride, we finally had the full 180 degree view of the park and it was incredible. The beach and the sunset made the view even more perfect.

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They also had a Nickleodeon-themed park to cater to kids and also the child-at-heart.

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This is the Avatar Airbender ride. We didn’t try it because even looking at it spinning up and down made me dizzy.

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Lunch was fish and chips in a box. We ate sitting by the coasters, screams and laughter all around. The atmosphere was awesome and the wind kept on trying to fly our food away.

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The Ghost Train was hilarious – the darkness and fear that something might jump on the train made me a little nervous.

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The silhouette of the Big One track with the sun setting as the background gave me a sense of calm. We sat there on the bench to catch our breaths and watch the sunset (it was around 5.00 pm!) . I reflected on the ups and downs of life for a moment. Pun intended. 😛

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We underestimated the Wild Mouse, we thought the wooden coaster would be lame. We couldn’t be more wrong. I screamed my head off when the coaster took turns at break-neck speeds, my butt literally did not touch the seat. The coaster’s attendant laughed at us when we alighted – our faces must have been priceless. 😀

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The Blackpool Illuminations were gorgeous – the lights hypnotize you and there was so much to see. The entrance to the theme park at the casino was white and so welcoming, I felt like I was in a movie shot in Vegas.

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We left Pleasure Beach to go up Blackpool Tower and see the 4D show. There wasn’t much to see as it was already pitch black. The glass floor was scratched quite badly, so we didn’t see much there either. This is us excited trying on the 3D glasses B)

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The view of the Ferris Wheel on the pier was awesome too, all the lights seem like a fairy tale viewed from above.

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We boarded the 7.00pm train back to Manchester Piccadilly and the journey took us 1.5 hours. Shau and Khairi were really tired, they fell asleep on the train. I, on the other hand,  was so high on adrenaline, Pleasure Beach was definitely a pleasure! 😀

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