Pleasure Island Theme Park, Cleethorpes

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.

Visited November 2016 Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, UK Closed

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
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Front entrance
Pleasure Island - Pay booths in the "Old England" park entrance
Pleasure Island – Pay booths in the “Old England” style park entrance
 
Pleasure Island - "Morocco" themed area with various shops
Pleasure Island – “Morocco” themed area with various shops
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Gravitron ride
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Gravitron ride
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Frog ride in the Morocco area
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Frog ride in the Morocco area
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Entrance to the sea lion show
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Entrance to the sea lion show
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Sea lion show auditorium
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Sea lion show auditorium
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Terror Rack in "White Knuckle Valley"
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Terror Rack in “White Knuckle Valley”
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - The Terror Rack ride
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – The Terror Rack ride
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Entrance to the Boomerang roller coaster
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Entrance to the Boomerang roller coaster
Pleasure Island - Roller coaster car
Pleasure Island – Roller coaster car
 
Pleasure Island - Boomerang train in station
Pleasure Island – Boomerang train in station
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - The bending track of the roller coaster
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – The bending track of the roller coaster
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - View down the boomerang
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – View down the boomerang
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Loop in the roller coaster track
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Loop in the roller coaster track
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - The Pendulus Ride
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – The Pendulus Ride
Pleasure Island - Pendulus
Pleasure Island – Pendulus
 
Pleasure Island - Alakazam ride
Pleasure Island – Alakazam ride
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Mini Mine Train
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Mini Mine Train
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Track of the Mini Mine Train
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Track of the Mini Mine Train
Pleasure Island - Century 2000 ride
Pleasure Island – Century 2000 ride
 
Pleasure Island - The Galleon Pirate Ship
Pleasure Island – The Galleon Pirate Ship
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Voltar and the Astra Slide
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Voltar and the Astra Slide
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - View from the Astra Slide
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – View from the Astra Slide
Pleasure Island - Astra Slide
Pleasure Island – Astra Slide
 
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Masai Warrior Show
Pleasure Island – Masai Warrior Show
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Auditorium for the Masai Warrior Show
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Auditorium for the Masai Warrior Show
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Dodgems!
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Dodgems!
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Dodgem Cars
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Dodgem Cars
Pleasure Island - Dodgem Car
Pleasure Island – Dodgem Car
 
Pleasure Island - Falls of Fear
Pleasure Island – Falls of Fear
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Major Orbit Water Slide
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Major Orbit Water Slide
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Frog Hopper ride
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Frog Hopper ride
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Go Kart track
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Go Kart track
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Carousel ride marquee with cool sign
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Carousel ride marquee with cool sign
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - Traditional Carousel
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – Traditional Carousel
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes - View across the site from top of the roller coaster
Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes – View across the site from top of the roller coaster

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