The park was founded in and has been owned and operated by the Thompson family since its inception. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the United Kingdom, and one of the top twenty most visited amusement parks in the world, with a peak estimate of 5. The park is host to many records, including the largest number of roller coasters of any park in the United Kingdom with ten, of which four are wooden: the Big Dipper , Blue Flyer , Grand National and Nickelodeon Streak. When it opened in , the Big One was the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world. The park was the first in Europe to introduce a fully inverting steel coaster, Revolution  and is the last remaining park in the world to still operate a Steeplechase roller coaster.
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It was built in It is believed to have been built by Charlie Paige. It is a family coaster. Blue Flyer operates with one train, which was built by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters. The train is made up of 5 cars, each car seats 4 people in 2 rows, each row seating 2 people, making for a total of 20 people in the train. The ride was designated as a Grade II listed building on 19 April The ride exits the tunnel and travels along a slight decline before entering the brakes section and rolling into the station.
The wooden coaster, which was built in the s, has been closed since an incident last August which saw 21 passengers taken to hospital. The Health and Safety Executive HSE launched an investigation into the incident, with the results yet to be made public. However, the park's blog reveals the upgrades to the station, which will add a new fountain and updated murals. The station's tower and dome have also been renovated, in an effort to preserve the spirit of the original s station design. The investment in the station would seem to indicate confidence from the park that meet any requirements from the HSE to upgrade safety systems on the ride.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach will do everything possible to ensure its guests have a safe and pleasurable stay. However, certain rides and attractions in our Park are physically demanding and vigorous. Pleasure Beach therefore reserves the right to refuse admission to any ride or attraction should we feel that there is an unacceptable risk to your safety or the safety of others should they participate.