I lived in Blackpool for 5 years or so and not once did I ever venture into the Blackpool Tower. I’ll be honest, I didn’t think there was much to see, other than going up the top and overlooking the spectacular views of Blackpool & beyond. But I was so so wrong. It’s honestly like a box of tricks! So much to see and do and all in one place!
We were very lucky to have a few Big Blackpool Tickets and on one day we hit the World famous Blackpool tower. Our first stop was the 4D cinema show, this is all before we get to go up to the top! I had never been in a 4D cinema and I wasn’t exactly sure what the whole 4D experience was all about. But wow…the 3D effects were better than anything I have seen in any 3D movie I have gone to see. Honestly. Then the 4D effects, such as the water spray, the wind, rumbling of the bars we lent up against and more! It was really exciting to experience and we were all excited to get to the top!
We all crammed into an elevator that reminded a lot of us of the glass elevator from Willy Wonka, as it has glass sides and we could see the structure of the tower as we went up, and up, and up! Finally, the lift stopped and we all filed out…unbeknownst to me, there was a glass floor 5ft from the elevator!! So everyone sort of walked out, a few yelled and we all just sort of…side stepped along, lol.
I’ll not lie. You think you can just walk onto this 5cm thick toughened glass that shows you a 500+ft drop onto the streets of Blackpool town. But your body just….stops you! Or it did with me! I really had to fight my gut instincts on this one, yelling at myself that it would be OK, and it took some doing for me to finally turn around, stare into the eyes of my darling man and just….walk backwards onto the glass floor. Not once looking down until I was in the middle.
It took a moment or three for me to actually look down and even longer for me to encourage the kids that it was grand to come out and join me for a wee family photo.
I love this photo because it’s a proper “OMG, hurry up and take the photo” face from yours truly. Ellie looks fine but I know she was bricking it! And Jacobs looking down and probably wondering “Aaaaaahhh”, haha.