Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s Valhalla wins award

ValhallaBlackpool Pleasure Beach’s ride Valhalla has been named Best Water Ride by US publication Amusement Today.

The Golden Ticket Awards were yesterday announced in New York, with Valhalla being the only UK winner of an award.

Amusement Today describes its poll as asking “experienced” amusement park voters around the world to rate the ‘bests’ in 25 categories.

The majority of awards are won by rides and attractions located in the United States, although Germany’s Europa-Park won Best Amusement Park.

Valhalla was opened at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in 2000 at a cost of £15 million and is the longest enclosed dark ride in the world.