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A Day Out In Blackpool.

Blackpool
Blackpool really is one of a kind, and I am so glad I got to experience it on my Birthday. It has honestly been years since my last visit, and I was really interested to see how it had changed.

And the short answer to that is..

Not very much!

Blackpool
However, I did get to do a couple of new things, like go up to the top of the tower, eat at Harry Ramsden's, and try my hand at the infamous claw machines at Coral Island. Unfortunately, I came away empty handed, but that was to be expected!

Blackpool
The Blackpool Tower was a brilliant experience. It cost around £15 but that included a short show at the beginning and unlimited time at the top. It was a bit windy, but wow, you could see for miles. The view was spectacular and so was the glass lift ride up, when I managed to open my eyes without panicking that is. Suffice to say I wasn't brave enough to go on the glass floor, but that's nothing new.

The building in which the tower is situated in was beautiful, we even got a quick peek inside the ballroom. I absolutely love that era; all gold gilded and deep floral patterns, a complete throwback.

Blackpool
One of the biggest highlights, if you can call it that, was ticking off seeing a clairvoyant from my ever growing bucket list. It was enlightening to say the least, scarily accurate, and definitely a positive experience. I'd be interested to see if anything comes from it, but if not at least it gave me the reassurance that I'm on the right path. I don't know why, but when a stranger says everything is going to be OK it feels more powerful? More like it's the truth, and less like it's just a throwaway comment. Odd, eh?

Blackpool
Blackpool
After a fish and chips lunch at Harry's we paid a quick visit to Pleasure Beach. We managed to get discounted tickets because it was closing soon, which totally worked in our favour because there were hardly any queues for anything. Let this be noted; This will be the only time I will be thankful for poor, overcast weather!

In regards to price, Pleasure Beach was very expensive on the door. At 3.30 we got a wristband for £22 down from £39. As a tip I would strongly suggest either buying online a week before you go, or waiting until nearly closing time like we did. The only issue with purchasing in advance is the commitment of then going even if it's blowing an absolute hooley.

Blackpool
I am a complete and utter chicken when it comes to roller coasters, but G managed The Big One (nearly made him vom), Avalanche, Icon (nearly vomming again) and Infusion all in the space of an hour! We did the River Caves together because you can't come to Blackpool and not, right?!

Blackpool
Unfortunately, Wallace & Gromit's Thrill-O-Matic was closed for technical problems! It was the one ride that I wanted to do the most, but obviously it just gives us another reason to come back. Since it was my birthday I admittedly raided the gift shop, although I left a couple of items on my wish list, you know, for next time.

It was then home for cake, presents, a million rose gold balloons, and a bit of Switch. It was such a fun day, one I would like to repeat again very soon. There is just something about Blackpool that kinda draws you back, I guess it just feels like a completely different world, which I am all for. It is so far removed from the bustle of Liverpool city, and a little bit stuck in the past, but also keeping with the traditions that is Blackpool in everyone's minds. I love it.

Blackpool
Blackpool
One thing I would quite like to do on my next visit is to see Blackpool at night. It would probably require an overnight stay since it's the summer months, but I am totally ok with that!
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