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Retro Rides



Gallopers
Restrictions:
  • No babies in arms
  • Must be accompanied if under 0.9 metres

A traditional ride that never loses its appeal. The 30 horses and 2 chariots made by Savage's in 1901 inspire nostalgia and has been carrying riders for well over 100 years.

Pirate Ship
Restrictions:
  • Minimum Height: 1.1 metres

This huge swinging gondola is another fantastic ride from Zamperla acquired from Whitley Bay in 2001.

Up to 33 passengers can swing on an A-frame way into the air controlled by one large hydraulically driven tyre on a pivoted beam, with another large tyre controlling the braking.

Roller Coaster
Restrictions:
  • No babies in arms
  • Must be accompanied if under 0.9 metres

Undoubtedly the star attraction at the Pleasure Beach is our traditional wooden rollercoaster.

Opened in 1932, visitors return year after year to enjoy the thundering ride they remember as children.

Built in France in 1928, it has a single pull-up and once the train has left the top it travels under gravity until it arrives back at the station thrilling every passenger.

Three trains can be used on the track at one time with 30 people riding in each train. A seated operator controls the brakes at the rear of the first carriage on each train. Unusually there are no brakes fitted to the track at all.

Snails and Fairy Tales
Restrictions:
  • No babies in arms
  • Must be accompanied if under 0.9 metres

Children - and grown ups too - adore riding in our snails among favourite fairy tale, nursery rhyme and cartoon characters through magical scenes indoors and out.

They especially love the famous giant who stands guard outside. The snails have been at the Pleasure Beach since 1966 and were manufactured by Wadbrooke/Bottons.

Twister
Restrictions:
  • Minimum Height: 1.25 metres

The twister, another classic ride at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach, consists of three arms with four cars on each arm. The arms spin anti-clockwise while the cars spin independently on each arm. The twister arrived approx. in 1999.