Blackpool is gearing up for a bumper season with a host of exciting new events and attractions lined up for 2017.

Nickelodeon will be bringing back an even bigger and better SLIMEFEST experience with six live shows lined up during the October half-term


A £600k destination marketing campaign incorporating TV advertising, PR and digital activity will be rolled out from Easter onwards

VisitBlackpool has launched  a brand new website that showcases the resort’s huge variety of shows, events and attractions

Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s construction of a spectacular new rollercoaster is well underway

The Red Arrows, one of the world’s foremost aerial aerobatic display teams will perform high above Blackpool Promenade on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August.

The announcements were made at the Season Launch event at the Globe Theatre at Blackpool Pleasure Beach to an audience of hoteliers, attractions and other businesses operating within the visitor economy.

Merlin also gave an update on the investment that is being made in its attractions for 2017 including;Arrival of the Sea Stars display at Sea Life Blackpool, as well as being awarded a wedding license, couples can now tie the knot beneath the waves!

Madame Tussauds are excited to be welcoming three new exciting wax figures, with plans to extend the Rovers Return

The Blackpool Tower Circus launches ‘Circus Spectacular’ celebrating 26 years of the Endresz family

Blackpool Tower Eye will see engineering works that will allow for the Tower lifts to operate during 50mph winds

The Blackpool Tower Dungeon kicks off the season with their new interactive experience ‘Great Escapes’ launching on the 1st April

Whilst season launch partners Blackpool Pleasure Beach are gearing up for yet another exciting season with rides, attractions and spectacular shows, there’s fun and adventure for the whole family, making memories that will last a lifetime.  The 2017 season includes;The return of late night riding and spectacular firework displays, after the huge popularity in 2016 this year visitors can enjoy an additional two nights totalling eight evenings throughout 2017

Summertime Games  returns and visitors can once again attempt to break a Guinness World Record attempt

The Ministry of Sound presents Titanium, taking place in the Arena on two occasions during the summer season the events  will see some of the worlds best DJs take to the decks

Halloween sees the return of the ever-popular, spooktastic event – Vampire Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is also making it even easier to have a great value day out, with the new Mega Ticket that allows you to buy a wristband, a meal and a souvenir photo for one great price!

Amanda Thompson OBE, Managing Director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach adds, “With so many wonderful events taking place this season, there has never been a better time to visit Blackpool Pleasure Beach.  Work is now well underway on Construction 2018, our new £16.25m double launch rollercoaster, scheduled to open in spring 2018 so it’s a very exciting time for us all here.”

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