Blackpool Pleasure Beach reports £3 million loss

Infusion rollercoaster, Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has reported a pre-tax loss of £3 million for the year to 25 March 2018.

The Lancashire amusement park saw a 5.8% drop in visitor numbers compared with the previous year.

A “continuing confusion” over the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union was cited as being a reason for the 4.0% fall in revenues.

In accounts published earlier this month the Pleasure Beach also said that terrorism, weather and minimum wage rises were also factors in the park’s performance.

The wider Blackpool Pleasure Beach (Holdings) company, which includes the park’s hotels and the owning Thompson family’s insurance services, recorded a pre-tax loss of £1.6 million in the same period.

The reporting period does not cover the introduction of the Icon rollercoaster, which opened in May 2018.