Blackpool revamped

GTO headed north this month to check out the new attractions in the popular group destination of Blackpool. The resort is undergoing major investment and a massive renewal of its promenade, sea frontage and some of the historic attractions including the famous tower. David Hasselhoff was in attendance to open the new six-acre Nickelodeon Land at Pleasure Beach Blackpool and we had a self-guided tour of the new area, which includes twelve rides such as SpongeBob’s Splash Bash, where riders have the opportunity to turn water jets onto their friends. Meanwhile, Blackpool’s traditional promenade waxworks has been totally transformed into the new attraction Madame Tussauds Blackpool and we enjoyed an evening visit here to get up close to the lifelike recreations. Group rates for 10 or more are available and can include other Merlinoperated attractions such as the SEA LIFE centre.