Pleasure Beach Blackpool is to offer two backstage tours designed for both intrigued theme park enthusiasts and avid show-goers as part of 2012’s Showzam! festival.

Taking place over a week period in February next year, guests will be able to choose between two tours, both aiming to show what really happens behind the scenes at Britain’s largest amusement park.

Kicking off the week’s events, a backstage tour of the Pleasure Beach park on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th February will take visitors to the engine room of the park’s oldest ride – the Flying Machines which were built by Sir Hiram Maxim in 1904. Other area set be included are the Pepsi Max Big One’s control box and the underground workshops for Steeplechase, which was opened by Red Rum in 1977.

A second tour taking place on Wednesday 15th to Friday 17th February will take a look behind the curtains of Stageworks Worldwide Productions, a company which has been producing top-class shows for theme parks across the globe for decades. Hosted by Anthony Johns, the Creative Director of the company, you’ll have the chance to take a look at the wardrobe archive for famous shows such as Hot Ice and Forbidden, whilst having  the opportunity to see how designs are made into reality.

Both tours will cost £12.50 per attendee, with the Pleasure Beach tour starting at 11.30am, and the Stageworks tour commencing at 11.45am.

To book your place for next year’s Showzam! tours, call 0871 222 1234.


Adam James Whittaker

Adam James Whittaker is an aspiring marketer, who has worked in the theme park industry for a number of years. He believes in the preservation of amusement heritage and using marketing effectively to promote new attractions and investments.

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