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    Blackpool Tower +How much!!

    It's my daughters birthday Friday and we thought we'd treat here on Saturday to a day out at Blackpool tower. We went last year on my 40th (I'd never been!) and a family ticket which allowed you to access all areas was just over £50 IIRC. My wife phoned up today and apparently a family ticket is now over £100!
    You used to pay a single price and access all areas, but now they have divided it into 'zones' all of which have to be paid for seperately. Given we are still in recession, and families are getting hit hard, and a family day pass to the Pleasure Beach is about £70 for everything, I think they have made a pretty silly decision TBH. Anyway, we're off to a petting farm with an indoor play area then off to the lakes to go on a cruise around Windemere instead, and all for less than £50.
    Oh, and Blackpool Tower has renamed itself to 'The Blackpool Tower', just so you don't confuse it with the...erm...yes....

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    Hope you enjoy Windermere, I was up there the other weekend for my birthday.

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    Didn't they just complete a renovation there? Probably trying to pay that off

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommej View Post
    Didn't they just complete a renovation there? Probably trying to pay that off
    Yes they did and now have a glass walk way aroudn the top rather than just the single panel they used to have.

    Ben

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    The single panel was unnerving enough TBH. I have a picture of my kids lead spreadeagle over it last year whilst we parents shuffled eneasily around the outside of the frame! I'll see if I can find it.
    Serously though. Over £100 for a family ticket, It's just too expensive.

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    The Blackpool Tower has recently been taken over by the king of ripoff - Merlin, the same people that charge £120 for a family of three to get into Legoland!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    The single panel was unnerving enough TBH. I have a picture of my kids lead spreadeagle over it last year whilst we parents shuffled eneasily around the outside of the frame! I'll see if I can find it.
    Serously though. Over £100 for a family ticket, It's just too expensive.
    Yeah ours did that as well as they don't have the programmign that adults have of being that high and being able to look straight through the floor

    I had a look on the website and think it's terrible that you have to pay for each section including the ballroom as well.

    When we went we used tesco days out vouches but looking on the Tesco site now it's not clear how many you'd need.

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    Think if i had rang up and been told that, i would be expecting bed and breakfast in the tower.... bah, was wanting to go soon with the gf too.



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