A new, Giant Observation Wheel, now the town’s tallest structure, will begin turning at Easter, part of a landmark £multi-million investment at Southport Pleasureland.
The £5m 32-gondola observation wheel, built by the same company that manufactured the giant wheel at Liverpool, will give unrivalled views across the region and out to sea throughout the Spring/Summer 2016, which will mark its opening with fireworks at the start of the season event at the park on Good Friday.
Further investment in transporting people comes in the shape of the North West’s first Sega Prize Zone. Outside bringing the wheel to the town, park owner Norman Wallis has spent close to £2m on new attractions, including the indoor Sega ‘playground’ which has been built around a community of family-friendly prize-zone arcade machines featuring kids’ favourite Sonic the Hedgehog.
Interactive play goes beyond at the newly refitted Casablanca’s Prize Zone. Traditional coin ‘pushers’ and children’s skill games are balanced with high-energy activities such as air hockey, making the indoor space perfect for parents to relax while kids explore. Little ones’ rides sit alongside some of the wildest and most exciting simulators where youngsters can pair up to race each other through the twists and turns of spectacular circuits and sci-fi scenarios. Huge LCD screens help players integrate into Casablanca’s striking imagined realities.
Pleasureland re-opens for it’s 2016 season on Good Friday with surprises still in store. A much anticipated looping coaster is in a final testing stage and planned to open from April.
The park retains its free-entry policy and its commitment to family fun with further work on landscaping and food and drink concessions.