Pleasure Island Theme Park, Cleethorpes

A theme park in Cleethorpes that closed at the end of its 2016 season. Rides included roller coasters, a few other thrill rides, a sea lion show and family attractions.

Pleasure Island Theme Park, Cleethorpes
 

History of Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes

Opening on the 27th May 1993, Pleasure Island was a theme park in Cleethorpes featuring 47 rides including roller coasters amongst the thrill rides and numerous smaller rides for younger visitors.

Work began in the 1980s to build the site on the site of a former zoo by the owners of Pleasurewood Hills park near Lowestoft, and the new site in Cleethorpes was set to have the same name. The company went into receivership in the early 1990s and construction was halted. The site was then sold to Robert Gibb, the owner of Flamingo Land in North Yorkshire. Construction resumed and was completed in 1992, opening the following year.

In 2010 Flamingo Land and Pleasure Island were separated into two independent companies, with Robert Gibb retaining Flamingo Land and his sisters Vicky Gibb and Melanie Wood (formerly Gibb) taking control of Pleasure Island. Unexpectedly, the park was temporarily closed in 2010 while negotiations took place, staff and visitors were turned away at the front gate.

A petting zoo was added in 2013, along with a tractor ride replacing an old monorail. In 2016 it was announced the park would be closing at the end of the season, and only the McCormack’s bar would be reopening in 2017.

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Front entrance

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Front entrance

Pleasure Island - Pay booths in the "Old England" park entrance

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Pleasure Island – Pay booths in the “Old England” style park entrance

Pleasure Island - "Morocco" themed area with various shops

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Pleasure Island – “Morocco” themed area with various shops

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Gravitron ride

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Gravitron ride

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Frog ride in the Morocco area

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Frog ride in the Morocco area

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Entrance to the sea lion show

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Entrance to the sea lion show

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Sea lion show auditorium

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Sea lion show auditorium

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Terror Rack in "White Knuckle Valley"

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Terror Rack in “White Knuckle Valley”

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - The Terror Rack ride

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – The Terror Rack ride

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Entrance to the Boomerang roller coaster

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Entrance to the Boomerang roller coaster

Pleasure Island - Roller coaster car

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Pleasure Island – Roller coaster car

Pleasure Island - Boomerang train in station

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Pleasure Island – Boomerang train in station

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - The bending track of the roller coaster

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – The bending track of the roller coaster

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - View down the boomerang

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – View down the boomerang

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Loop in the roller coaster track

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Loop in the roller coaster track

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - The Pendulus Ride

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – The Pendulus Ride

Pleasure Island - Pendulus

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Pleasure Island – Pendulus

Pleasure Island - Alakazam ride

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Pleasure Island – Alakazam ride

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Mini Mine Train

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Mini Mine Train

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Track of the Mini Mine Train

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Track of the Mini Mine Train

Pleasure Island - Century 2000 ride

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Pleasure Island – Century 2000 ride

Pleasure Island - The Galleon Pirate Ship

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Pleasure Island – The Galleon Pirate Ship

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Voltar and the Astra Slide

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Voltar and the Astra Slide

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - View from the Astra Slide

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – View from the Astra Slide

Pleasure Island - Astra Slide

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Pleasure Island – Astra Slide

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Masai Warrior Show

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Pleasure Island – Masai Warrior Show

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Auditorium for the Masai Warrior Show

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Auditorium for the Masai Warrior Show

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Dodgems!

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Dodgems!

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Dodgem Cars

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Dodgem Cars

Pleasure Island - Dodgem Car

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Pleasure Island – Dodgem Car

Pleasure Island - Falls of Fear

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Pleasure Island – Falls of Fear

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Major Orbit Water Slide

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Major Orbit Water Slide

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Frog Hopper ride

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Frog Hopper ride

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Go Kart track

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Go Kart track

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Carousel ride marquee with cool sign

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Carousel ride marquee with cool sign

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Traditional Carousel

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Traditional Carousel

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - View across the site from top of the roller coaster

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Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – View across the site from top of the roller coaster

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