A trip to the top in Blackpool

Peter at the tower top.

Peter at the tower top.

GTO Editorial Director, Peter Stonham, was delighted to have the chance to go to the top of the newly-refurbished Blackpool Tower for the first time as part of a visit to present the new attractions that have been developed since Blackpool Council bought the attraction and Merlin has taken on its operation.

The tower viewing area now has a new glass floor to add to the spectacular view and celebration of this magnificent Victorian structure. Merlin has introduced a pre-visit 4D cinema experience and hostesses on the lift ride up to the top.
Also new is the gruesome Blackpool Tower Dungeon in the basement of the tower, which joins the incredible Ballroom and the world’s oldest continuous Circus. Merlin has also refurbished the SEA LIFE centre and relaunched the Louis Tussauds Waxworks as Madame Tussauds.