Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s Valhalla gets the Golden Ticket for the second year running
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is celebrating as Valhalla has been named The Best Water Ride in the World for the second year running at the recent Golden Tickets Awards.
Representatives from amusement and water parks across the globe gathered at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio, on 9th and 10th September for the annual ceremony, which recognises the very best in the industry.
The Golden Ticket Awards are presented by Amusement Today, an international publication which covers the theme park industry. The Golden Ticket Awards were set up in 1998 and have since recognised top parks and attractions each year.
Valhalla was opened in 2000 and has been thrilling visitors to the park ever since with its mix of amazing special effects, including fire and snow, exciting drops and gallons and gallons of water. On opening, the ride represented a £15 million investment and was Britain’s biggest privately funded millennium investment.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s Managing Director, Amanda Thompson OBE, comments, “I am absolutely delighted that Valhalla has been named the world’s best water ride for the second year in a row. It’s extremely pleasing to see that even a number of years on from its launch, the ride is still considered to be the best in the world.”