In 1992 Geoffrey Thompson was accorded the life honour as a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire

Shepherd Construction of Manchester had a long history with the Blackpool Pleasure Beach company, providing Civil Engineering for Valhalla, foundations for the Pepsi Max Big One and the design and build for the Casablanca show bar at Pleasureland.

Watson Steel of Bolton built the Revolution, The Big One & Valhalla at the Pleasure Beach and TRAUMAtizer at Pleasureland Southport

When Pleasureland Southport closed, Space Shot moved to Loudoun Castle and operated as Barnstormer

Between 1993 and 2001, Pleasureland Southport increased its annual visitor count from 900,000 to 2,100,000 visitors

Pleasureland won the Loo of the Year awards in 1999, 2000,2001 & 2002

Pleasureland’s Log Flume was originally built in 1968 and sited at Myrtle Beach in the USA before being moved to Pleasureland in 1992. It was built by Arrow Dynamics.

The chutes and steel work of the Waterboggan ride at Pleasureland Southport originally formed the slides in the old sea bathing lake before it was demolished in 1993. The ride was re designed and adapted to take rubber dinghies and…

The Thomspon Challenge was held every August by locals in the Cattle Market pub in Preston until the mid-1990s. The aim of the challenge was to ride each wooden coaster operated by the Thompson family in one day, visiting Blackpool…

Lots of rides in the UK have been sponsored by soft drinks including the Coca-Cola Roller at the Glasgow Garden Festival, 7UP Shockwave at Drayton Manor, TRAUMAtizer at Pleasureland Southport and the Pepsi Max Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

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