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Pleasure Beach Blasted for Food & Drink Ban

Pleasure Beach Blasted for Food & Drink Ban

Pleasure Beach Blackpool have recently been criticised for their ban on bringing food and drink purchased elsewhere, into the park.

The ban now means that guests planning to bring food and drink into the resort must leave it in ‘storage’, or consume it before entering.

Pleasure Beach have decided to enforce this rule due the lack of space within the park, due to rides being within such close proximity to one another.

A spokesman for the Theme Park said:

“In line with many other theme and amusement parks, guests own food and drink cannot be brought into Pleasure Beach. Allowances are made for guests with special dietary requirements and dedicated picnic areas are also provided for school parties booked in advance. Storage facilities are also provided for those who bring outside food to the park. Guests who wish to consume food brought to the park are redirected to suitable picnic areas adjacent to Pleasure Beach.”

Are you aware of any other parks enforcing rules similar to this? If so, why not let us know by leaving us a comment below!?

 

Comments (13)

  • Me

    Its stupid, do they realise how much they charge for the tickets! if im paying £80 then i should get to take my own sandwiges in! escpecially in todays economy!

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  • Mick

    Well that’s Blackpool Pleasure Beach added to my list of places NEVER to visit. I hope everyone boycotts it and they go bust,how GREEDY, its just so you have to buy THEIR food.

    RIP BPB.

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    • Scott

      Everyone said the introduction of the entry fee would be the death of the Pleasure Beach. Last year they made their first major profit in a long time!
      What a stupid thing to say. Do you not realise how much some people love Pleasure Beach? And the many jobs that would be lost if it went bust?

      You shouldn’t comment until you’ve been there. PB is a small park, people stopping in random places crowds the place, and people using the limited number of tables in restaurants and fast food areas in the park to eat their own food is selfish and costs Pleasure Beach money when people can’t use the tables for food purchased from them.

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    • Scott

      Also, I don’t know if you live in London or somewhere making a load of money off of the Olympics, but in the real world there is a recession. And places do whatever they can to keep making money. That’s not greed, it’s survival, keeping themselves in business and many people in employment.

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  • Robert

    Just to let you know, PB allow you to leave your picnic box for free in storage and you can collect it at any time, PB unlike Alton Towers isn’t in the middle of know-where and you can leave at any time to eat your lunch at picnic areas just outside of the park.

    Hope this helps, also if you have special dietary requirements, as clearly stated in the Pleasure Beach Resort brochure, you simply see an access ambassador on the way in.

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    • Robert

      Also sorry to add, but this is nothing new, picnics have never been allowed.

      Additionally guests are free to leave at any time and like most PB guests go in and out of the park during the day or during their break in Blackpool.

      PB aren’t banning crisps or anything just picnics.

      Also, there is no room picnic areas, its only a 42 acre site.

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  • Tom

    Well this is a bit stupid…

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    • Scott

      I agree but Pleasure Beach is a small park, and people who crowd it up are inconsiderate and annoying. They use the tables which are reserved for those of us who do buy food in the park already, which costs PB money too. I can see where they are coming from.

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  • Martin Jones

    I have emailed the pleasure beach about this as myself and my daughter both have special dietary requirements to see what the response is and next time I am at the pleasure beach, I will try to record whats is actually said trying to gain entrance.

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    • Martin Jones

      Well, A week later and my email has been totally ignored by BPB. Re-sent it, this time with delivery reports and read receipts enabled. I will not be best happy if this is ignored.

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    • Scott

      Don’t worry, this is nothing new. They make allowances for people with dietary needs. Just make sure you tell them!

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  • Scorch

    Oakwood Theme Park in Pembrokeshire, on the other hand, encourage you to bring a picnic and they provide picnic tables and indoor areas just for this purpose…!

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    • Scott

      It’s a massive area of land. They have the space to do so. If only they got 47 odd new rollercoasters to match PB it would maybe be some competition for them.

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