Your chance for a spectacular view of the Illuminations – from the top of the Big One

Blackpool Illuminations , tower and big one
Blackpool Illuminations , tower and big one
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It’s the UK’s tallest roller coaster and it dominates the Blackpool skyline – and now is your chance to get a unique view of it!

Throughout the Blackpool Illuminations guests will have a chance to walk up the lift hill of the world famous Big One roller coaster in a series of escorted climbs 235ft up to get the best view of the Lights.

For just £35 guests can walk up the 420 steps to the top of one of Europe’s biggest roller coasters and take in the stunning views from the summit of the 42-acre amusement park and beyond for miles around.

This is the best view possible of the world famous Blackpool Illuminations and the first escorted climb will take place just a week after TV personality Jonathan Ross has flicked the famous switch in front of thousands of people.

It is your chance to see the Illuminations as never before and be the envy of your friends and family as you harness up and walk with five other guests – escorted at all times by experienced Big One operators – and climb into history!

The walks will take place on September 6, 13, 20 and 27 and can be booked online in advance at

There is a maximum of six climbers per walk and there will be two climbs on each event.

Every climber will receive an exclusive certificate.

Nick Thompson, Deputy Managing Director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, said: “The Big One is one of the most iconic roller coasters in the world.

“It was a world’s first for its sheer height and speed and we want to give riders an experience no other amusement park can give them.

“Walking the Big One is an amazing experience and it gives the climber a unique view of the park and the rest of the Fylde Coast.

“It will be a memory that will live with them forever and also a chance to see Blackpool at its best, when the Illuminations are on!”

It costs £35 per guest who can bring two spectators with them free of charge who will be able to watch from the ground. Harnesses and protective clothing will be provided by Blackpool Pleasure Beach but walkers must wear sensible shoes or boots.

Minimum age of climbers is 12 and the minimum height is 1.32m.

All walks are weather dependent and an alternative date will be offered if climb has to be cancelled due to poor weather.

All walkers must be physically fit and be required to sign a disclaimer.

Full terms and conditions are available online at