The Central Pier is one of 3 piers in Blackpool. When it opened in 1868 it became known as the ‘People’s Pier’ since it was more geared to fun and dancing than the genteel North Pier.
The most striking feature of the Central Pier is the Big Wheel. Part of Sedgwick’s Fun Fair, this Ferris wheel stands 108 ft tall and offers excellent views of the Golden Mile and Blackpool Tower.
There are plenty of other rides at the fun fair to for both children and adults. Rides include the Waltzer, Dodgems, Carousel, Helter Skelter, and Mini Wheel.
The Central Pier Amusement Arcade is packed with more than 500 of the latest video and games machines. There are also numerous stalls where punters can try test their skill or strength.
At the end of the pier is the Pier End Family Bar. Every evening throughout the holiday season the whole family is welcome to join the party. The family entertainment begins around 7 and includes bands, karaoke, dancing, and more.
2012 sees the return of Trevor Chance’s Legends Show. Now in its 14th successive season at the Central Pier it features talented performers impersonating the most famous acts in the music world. Robbie Williams, Meat Loaf, Tom Jones, Freddy Mercury, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Neil Diamond and Elvis Presley are all featured.
Other features at the Central Pier include two cafes, a fish and chip shop, ice cream stalls, a t-shirt and souvenir shops, and a portrait studio.