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4D Cinema - Max Adventures
Restrictions:
  • No babies in arms
  • Under 8 years must be accompanied by a responsible person

Now Showing - New for 2016 - Max Adventures

Far more than just a cinema - feel the full force of a 4D experience.

3D imagery and special effects of lighting, moving seats, water sprays, air blasts, leg ticklers, smells and bubbles make our film 'Max Adventures' an unforgettable experience.

The film is shown daily throughout the season. Our cinema is wheelchair friendly.

Big Apple Coaster
Restrictions:
  • Minimum Height: 1 metre

The Big Apple Coaster promises high-speed fun for children.

Four passengers sit in each of the caterpillar train's six cars as they rumble round an undulating 138m steel track.

It's the perfect first taste of a rollercoaster for any child.

Before it arrived at the Pleasure Beach in 1998, The Big Apple Coaster, made by Pinfari in 1982, was a favourite at Alton Towers.

Bonanza
Restrictions:
  • May ride under this height if accompanied
  • Minimum Height: 1 metre

The Bonanza ride consists of ten named individual horses which nod up and down whilst moving along a steel track. Can you name all ten horses? The Bonanza first arrived approx. 1989.

Cups & Saucers
Restrictions:
  • No babies in arms
  • Must be accompanied if under 0.9 metres

A small cups and saucers syle ride for the little ones consisting of six cups. Passengers have the choice of spinning the cups themselves. First arrived at the Pleasure Beach approx. 1993

Disko
Restrictions:
  • Minimum Height: 1.2 metres

Experience the unique sensation of the spectacular Disko as you look out across the Pleasure Beach.

This ride's unusual feature is that the 24 riders face outwards sitting in a circle.

As the Disko starts to spin, it runs along a curved track from side-to-side in a 'U' shape that gives riders a "unique sensation".

Visually stunning, the Disko was produced by Zamperla and has been at the Pleasure Beach since 2004.

Dodgems
Restrictions:
  • Minimum Height: 1 metre & 1.25 metres (driver)

Old favourites never go out of fashion. Our dodgems are as popular today as they were when the track was laid in 1968.

The cars have been replaced over the years though!

Each car takes two passengers.

Family Star Spinning Coaster
Restrictions:
  • Minimum Height: 1.3 metres

The Spectacular Spinning Coaster 'Family Star' arrived here at the Pleasure Beach in 2013 and has already become one of the most popular rides on the park, spinning thrillseekers into a frenzy of excitement!!

Flying Dumbo

Another ride for 2017, the Flying Dumbo holding a maximum of twenty four passengers.  Each of the twelve cars are mounted on articulated armatures connected to a rotating hub. The ride itself rotates at a constant speed.

Formula One
Restrictions:
  • No babies in arms

The Formula One ride, which arrived in 1991, consists of a train of different themed veichles which laps around small circuit including over a humpback bridge. This ride is for children only. Will you ride the boat, the racing car, the motorbike, the fire engine amongst others, the choice is yours?

Freefall
Restrictions:
  • Under 1.2m Must Be Accompanied
  • Minimum Height: 1 metre

The Freefall ride is a small tower ride which rotates as you ride. It arrived at the Pleasure Beach at the start of the 2015 season.

Fun House
Restrictions:
  • No open-toe shoes permitted
  • May ride under this height if accompanied
  • Minimum Height: 1.1 metres

The Fun House is an enclosed dark themed walk through ride with moving floors. For health and safety reasons customers are not allowed to wear open toed shoes on this ride.

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.

Go-Karts
Restrictions:
  • Wristbands are not valid on this ride - Tokens Only
  • Minimum Height: 1.3 metres

The Go Karts consist of five electric go-karts racing around an oval track. Can you beat your mates and win the race?

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

The Haunted House is a classic at any amusement park. Here at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach the Haunted Hotel consists of two passengers riding in a themed car along a track in an enclosed themed haunted hotel. Are you brave enough to visit the Haunted Hotel....

Log Flume
Restrictions:
  • Minimum Height: 1.1 metres

The log flume with its plunges and splashes was an instant success when it opened in front of the main gate in 1989.

It remains one of our most popular rides and is a great way to cool off on a hot summer's day.

Travelling along water-filled circuits, passengers in fibreglass boats – up to five per boat – feel a full force plummet after conveyor belts pull them up to 5, 8, then 11 metres before they plunge to ground level giving the riders a real soaking.

Monorail
Restrictions:
  • May ride under this height if accompanied
  • Minimum Height: 1.25 metres

The monorail has eight four seated cars of which five can be on the track at any one time. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views of the Pleasure Beach as the themed monorail car slowly makes its way round the track, including over and the snaills and through the rollercoaster. The monorail was first seen at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach thirty years ago in 1987.

Mulan
Restrictions:
  • Minimum Height: 1.25 metres

This fast ride spins its riders into the dark.

The Mulan - or 'caterpillar' because it looks like a giant one - spins passengers round and round on an undulating track before a canopy sends passengers into darkness.

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.

Raft Ride
Restrictions:
  • May ride under this height if accompanied
  • Minimum Height: 1.25 metres

The Raft Ride, first coming to the Pleasure Beach in 2008, has eight raft themed cars which rotate round a central column. Passengers have the option of independently moving the rafts up and down themselves when pressing a small button located on the individual raft.

Reverse Time
Restrictions:
  • Minimum Height: 1.2 metres

A new ride for the 2017 season, Reverse Time holds 24 passengers seated in a circular configuration facing outwards. As the ride starts to spin, it is lifted into the air with the supporting turntable rotating in the opposite direction. Guests will dip and dive as the ride reaches a maximum of 20 revolutions per minute. Mid-cycle the ride will change direction adding to the excitment and the experience.

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.

Sky-Drop
Restrictions:
  • Minimum Height: 1.2 metres

Standing 22 metres tall above the seafront fun is our magnificent Skydrop.

Shipped in from Italy where it was made by leading ride designer and producer Zamperla, the Skydrop opened in 2004 and its pneumatic cylinders launch 16 passengers at a time into the sky for panoramic views of the beach, sea, town, seafront attractions and for miles around.

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.

Whirlwind
Restrictions:
  • Under 1.2m Must Be Accompanied
  • Minimum Height: 1 metre

The Whirlwind is a figure of eight rollercoaster ride. The train consists of four cars and each car can accomadate up to four people in each car sat back to back. As the train flies round the track the cars spin independently of each other. The Whirlwind arrived at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach in June 2015.

Yo-Yo
Restrictions:
  • May ride under this height if accompanied
  • Minimum Height: 1 metre

The Yoyo ride which can accomadate 16 passengers, consists of 8 seats suspended from arms which rotate round a central point. As the ride starts the seats go up and down much like a yoyo does. The Yoyo first arrived at the Pleasure Beach in the year 2000.