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Brighton Pier, Brighton
Categories: Piers & Boardwalks, Theme Parks, Water & Amusement Parks, Tourist Spots
Spend a sunny day at Brighton Pier, home to numerous rides, attractions, food stalls, and bars. The historic pier combines entertainment, shopping, and dining to attract millions of visitors each year. This pier originally opened in 1899 and went through a number of expansions and redevelopments. Most recently, in 2006, two famous thrill rides were shipped to the pier from Italy. The Booster, arguably the site’s most popular ride, allows visitors to experience nearly 3 G's in less than 3 seconds, rotating 360 degrees before plunging back down. You can choose from a wide range of food options at the pier, including hot dogs, fish and chips, and seafood. Check online for special offers. For Brighton Pier and beyond, use our Brighton trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Brighton vacation.
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Sure it's fun to walk on and see but everything is rather expensive. The game arcades are alright but rather crowded and dirty. Worth a quick visit but there is better in Brighton.
A typical seaside pier, with lovely views. Watch out for the dive-bombing seagulls if you are eating, it is quite funny for by-standers though!
Nice view and a nice place but it felt as if it was off-season. The pier has some shops, souvernirshops, binoculars, restaurants and a funfair but it was not so many people and partually closed.
DO NOT WORK FOR THESE PEOPLE! all they do is run you around. don't pay you correctly. are incredibly rude and useless. if you so much as try to, your wasting your time. the place isn't even that great. THEY DO ILLEGAL THINGS LIKE NO BREAKS!!!! I would give ZERO stars if I could.
Old English style theme park. Regardless, they've managed to keep the place tidy. The view on the channel is clear. Iconic place in Brighton that's worth a visit.
A theme park, great food, and a clear view of the Channel. Perfect location for a group if you happen to come when the weather is good!
It should have been a perfect day out! The fun fair on the pier is a great place to visit and the pre paid wrist band for rides is a great bonus but unfortunately our visit did not go as smoothly as expected. 1. Bought tickets on line in advance as great saving. Website kept requesting I choose a time slot but it only offered an afternoon slot. would not have worked for us so 2 phone calls later was told it was an old website and needed updating. No session restriction even though had to choose the restriction for purchase to go ahead. 2. Arrived spot on 11:00, opening time, to be asked to wait until 'filming' finished. 9 minutes later we were able to pick up our tickets. 3. Took our excited 4 year old to her area of choice to be told due to filming we would have to wait. Decided to go to another area for rides rather than wait with 2 very young children but found we had to walk a long way round to get there because of the filming. Meanwhile the 4 year old is asking why can't we go on any rides. 4. This delay and restriction on choice of rides continued and frustration also caused because when we finally were able to choose an attraction (40 min after rides opened) we still could not use them as they were wet from rain from the night before. No one had bothered to use that 40 mins to prepare them for use. And when we queried this we were told it could rain again anyway. 5. We did complain because we booked the tickets in advance and had to use them that day however we were not informed that there would be delays due to filming. We were told there was nothing wrong with the website so I guess we must have imagined the 2 phone calls we made to check the session time! We were told that as the rides were unlimited all day we were still getting value for money! And that we would have to queue for longer at other theme parks! We had 2 young children, the youngest only able to choose from 3 rides and the 4 year old 6 or 7, 4 of those rides in the area we kept being sent away from. There was no guidance to help you choose an area. You arrived in the hope of giving your child a ride of choice and were told by a film crew member to wait. It was quite a guessing game as to which area would be open or closed temporarily. We chose a Friday over a weekend as it would be less busy but we did not expect to be trying to use the attractions between whatever was being filmed. On this particular day the organisers of the fun fair were more concerned about giving priority to a film crew rather than the what they offer - unlimited rides ALL DAY - to the customer. After much, and I mean much discussion, with a very unhelpful and disinterested security person (not sure why he was asked to respond to our complaint) and the events manager, we were offered the chance of free tickets on our next visit. Hopefully it will be more successful than this one.
Not my kind've thing, but they've managed to keep the retro-ness about the place as well as keep the pier in good condition, it's massive once you're on it, small fairground at the end is cool. Watch your keys, dropped my car key and nearly went through the slats into the sea below - got my heart racing more than the waltzer!
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