Home of the Big Wheel
From the outside, the Central Pier in Blackpool is clearly the most interesting of the three piers, even if it is apparently a little more quiet. Here, one finds the only big wheel in Blackpool that funnily takes the full width of the pier. A little further on, the pier becomes a little wider and classic attractions like a Helter Skelter slide, a bumper car, two Miamis, a Saltamontes, as well as one of the traditional Waltzer rides show up in all their glory.
As also the South Pier that is located in sight, the Central Pier itself is also a little more run down than it should be. The prices here cost 10p more per token than on the other pier with rides, but they seem to work better here and especially for a waltz ride, whose cars can and must be locked by a handbrake, the extra charge of 30p in total is to be borne.
But what is a little unusual is the fact that one did not have to pass through the typical amusement arcades that can be found at every pier, but could get straight to the area of the Funfair without any deviations, a thing that specially pleased the operators of the lottery stalls. The Central Pier at least has a great atmosphere and should definitely be visited on every excursion to the English seaside resort Blackpool.
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