|Location||Blackpool, Lancashire, England|
|Previous names||Victoria Pier|
South Pier is a pleasure pier featuring a number of amusement rides located in Blackpool, England, UK. It is one of three piers in the town, and is the most ride intensive of the three.
History[edit | edit source]
The pier originally opened as Victoria Pier on Good Friday, 1893. It was owned by notable attraction operator Trusthouse Forte (later First Leisure, then Leisure Parcs) throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. This company also operated Blackpool's other two piers, plus amusement parks such as Ocean Beach Fun Fair in Rhyl and Belle Vue in Manchester. The pier's current owner Peter Sedgwick purchased it along with Central Pier for a combined £8 million in 2015.
A few individual attractions began to appear on the pier during the 1970s and 1980s, including an Astroglide, however it was during the 1990s that the pier started to feature the type of rides present there today.
Roller coasters[edit | edit source]
Present[edit | edit source]
Past[edit | edit source]
|Crazy Mouse||Reverchon||Spinning||May 1998||2009||Travelling Germany|
|Happy Caterpiller||Pinfari||Family||2017||2017||Relocated to Clarence Pier|
Attractions[edit | edit source]
Operating[edit | edit source]
|Break Dance||Sobema||Breakdance||July 1997|
|Pirate Adventure||Reverchon||Log Flume||March 2010|
|Sky Screamer||Unknown||Reverse Bungee||1999|
|X-Factor||Nottingham UK||Miami||August 1996|
Closed[edit | edit source]
|Ghost Train||William Belson||Tracked Dark Ride||2008||2011||Travelling UK|
|Ghost Train||William Belson||Tracked Dark Ride||May 2012||August 2013||Travelling UK|
|Sedgwick's Sizzler||PWS Rides||Twist||2008||2017||Travelling UK|
|Roller Bob||Sobema||Superbob||1998||2007||Travelling UK|
|Viking||Helmut Hauser||Pirate Ship||1995||1997||Relocated to Loudoun Castle|
|Virtual Explorer||Flight Avionics||Simulator||Unknown||2004||Unknown|