Blackpool Pleasure Beach has just launched the 2021 Platinum Pass which offers visitors unlimited access to the park throughout the year for just £110.
You are invited to join the season pass platinum club at “the UK’s most ride-intensive theme park”.
Platinum Pass holders for 2021 can enjoy all of the rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, as well as access to the 12 amazing attractions at Nickelodeon Land too.
The discounted £110 pass – which would usually cost £189.60 – is only available to take advantage of until 31st October 2020, but with a huge £79+ saving, thrill-seekers will gain full access to the park everyday of next year’s season, which is a huge 212 days from February all the way through to closure on 7th November 2021.
At a time when many families are changing holiday plans and looking to book more breaks and staycations in the UK, Blackpool Pleasure Beach has launched this offer in an attempt to provide a fun and safe destination to visit, all year round.
Speaking on the limited time offer, a Blackpool Pleasure Beach spokesperson commented: “2020 has been a challenging year for many and it’s made us realise the value of spending time with loved ones.
They continued: “We’ve launched our 2021 Platinum Pass at an unbeatable price to give those families that have supported us, a fun, entertaining and safe experience to enjoy throughout next year. We have so many exciting things planned for our visitors, alongside our usual offering of brilliant rides and coasters, the Platinum Pass really is exceptional value for money.”
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is home to some of Britain’s most popular rides.
This includes the UK’s first double launch rollercoaster ICON, which opened in May 2018. It catapults riders forward with the same acceleration as a Formula One racing car and promises to test nerves and get hearts racing by cutting through other classics rides at the park, such as The Big One, Steeplechase and Big Dipper.
The park is also home to the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land.
With 12 rides that the whole family can enjoy – including an exhilarating ride on classic wooden coaster Nick Streak and a whirl on SpongeBob’s Splash Bash – little ones can meet their favourite Nick characters and be entertained by performances by Team Nick.
Since reopening with new COVID-secure protocols and procedures in place, Blackpool Pleasure Beach has offered a safe, outdoor space for all of the family to enjoy.
Further information on the Platinum Pass and the discounted offer can be found here.
Incredible misty drone footage shows how Manchester earned its ‘Manctopia’ nickname
Drone footage captured from way above Manchester shows just how quickly the city has grown – and proves that our hometown is well on its way to earning its ‘Manctopia’ nickname.
Cast your mind back just a few years and you’ll remember that Beetham Tower stuck out like a sore thumb, towering many storeys above the next tallest building.
In fact, until just four years ago, the next-tallest building here was City Tower, which was a good 17 storeys shorter than Beetham Tower.
Then along came Renaker with visions for an entirely new skyscraper neighbourhood – Deansgate Square.
This group of skyscrapers now completely dominate the Manchester skyline, with the tallest building a massive 65 storeys tall.
South Tower is not only the tallest building in Greater Manchester, it’s also the 10th tallest in the entire UK, and the biggest outside of London.
It’s all led to Manchester being coined ‘Manctopia’, the name of a BBC documentary that followed property developers Capital & Centric as they redevelop buildings around the region.
One local photographer has managed to capture the unbelievable scale of our new, ultra-modern city skyline, with drone footage soaring among the skyscrapers.
Known on Instagram as @lef_tsotour, they shared a video taken on a misty Manchester morning.
It captures both Deansgate Square, with sun glinting off the many windows of the towers, and the now-dwarfed Beetham Tower.
You can also see the railway lines snaking through the city centre, cars nipping around the ring road, and the comparatively small apartment blocks around Castlefield.
Commenting on the video, one person said: “This is mint.”
Another wrote: “Fricken love this!!!!”
Featured image: @lef_tsotour
Question Time audience stunned as first-time buyer says mortgage quote DOUBLED
Thursday night’s Question Time audience could be heard audibly gasping after a fellow crowd member revealed that her mortgage quote had doubled followed the recent mini-budget.
Taping in Manchester on 29 September, the current events and politics programme was discussing property when would-be first-time buyer Rabia revealed that her mortgage offer had jumped from an initial amount of 4.5% interest to a shocking 10.5% in just a matter of days.
As you can see in the incredible clip, both the audience and the panel are taken aback at the revelation.
The Greater Manchester resident said she is desperate to know what the government’s plan for mortgages is as following the latest revision, she says she simply cannot afford to put the money down on her first home.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer weighed in on the social media reaction, quote tweeting the clip from his party’s own account and stating that “the Tories must get back to Parliament and reverse their kamikaze budget” as the current economic mess is being “paid for by working people”.
To make matters worse, Rabia was given no clarification from her lenders, only that they were pulling her offers. Conservative MP and Minister for Local Government, Faith and Communities, Paul Scully had little information to offer her either, simply stating it is a short-term effect and that the market will stabilise.
Scully was subject to an entirely different reaction from the audience as well after his blind attempts to defend Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng were met with laughter. Conversely, Richard Bacon was met with applause after he labelled the mini-budget “absurd”.
As if the anti-Tory sentiment wasn’t already at a high, the chancellor’s mini-budget – which saw the corporations, bankers and the generally wealthy benefit ahead of the working class – has seen fresh calls for a general election to be held as soon as possible.
Beyond declaring a so-called £2,500 limit on energy bills (which many have warned isn’t a guaranteed cap), there was seemingly very little in the way of policy that
For those still unclear as to what was announced in the divisive mini-budget, here is a quick summary:
Speaking in a speech at the Labour conference in Liverpool on Tuesday, Starmer said that the government “haven’t just failed to fix the roof, they’ve ripped out the foundations, smashed the windows and now they’ve blown the doors off for good measure.