The great seaside amusement park poll

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Which is Britain's greatest seaside amusement park, past or present?

Spanish City, Whitley Bay
0
No votes
Pleasure Beach, Great Yarmouth
3
27%
The Kursaal, Southend-on-Sea
2
18%
Adventure Island/Peter Pan's Playground, Southend-on-Sea
0
No votes
Dreamland, Margate
2
18%
Barry Island Pleasure Park
0
No votes
Ocean Beach Fun Fair/Marine Lake, Rhyl
1
9%
Pleasureland, Southport
0
No votes
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
3
27%
Frontierland, Morecambe
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 11

The great seaside amusement park poll

Postby Nick » 21 Nov 2014, 22:19

Just for fun, we are asking which is Britain's greatest seaside amusement park, past or present. Choose from the 10 options above, which run clockwise around the country from Newcastle. I know we have missed out some fantastic places (Botton's Pleasure Beach at Skegness, Coney Beach at Porthcawl and modern parks such as Fantasy Island, Pleasure Island and Pleasurewood Hills), but the ones we have listed are probably the most well-known and/or longest established. Enjoy!
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Re: The great seaside amusement park poll

Postby idamay » 22 Nov 2014, 18:38

great Yarmouth pleasure beach
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Re: The great seaside amusement park poll

Postby Borninthesixties » 23 Nov 2014, 18:42

Ocean Beach/Marina Lake Rhyl for this correspondent :D
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Re: The great seaside amusement park poll

Postby SuburbanHomeboy » 30 Jan 2015, 16:28

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach back in the 70s. That lovely Bavarian area with the food stall "street" and the rather brilliant Alpine Chairlift. The Bowl Slide. The original Giant/Boot/Witch scene at Fairyland (with the "To The Moon" final downward zig-zag to the final room). The Vampire Jets and Satellite. The Sky Wheels and Flying Saucers. Finally, the Water Chute and, of course, the Roller Coaster painted with those incredible mountain scenes; bridges and viaducts painted to look like the trains were travelling over them - and no brick-built monstrosity in the middle of the ride.

So many happy memories!
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