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    Blackpool Illuminations - Don't bother !!!!!!!

    Thought I would take the family out in my hobby car this evening...so we left Chorley at 6pm ish to get to Blackpool for 6:40ish. Anyways got on the road between St Annes & Blackpool....got half way along it...and then spent 2 hours queuing, for about half a mile, BEFORE we got to the 1st set of lights.......

    Kids were bored
    Wife was fed up and wanted a pee
    I was bored

    But on the positive side, weather wise its was good !

    People were wandering about asking for donations - Hmmmm....

    Anyways 0/10 for Blackpool councils organisation of the traffic flow - it was completely sh1t !!!!
    and 10/10 to the police who were turning people back to the end of the queue who were trying to jump the queue.

    Top tips are Don't drive, take the tram, walk, ride a bike...... or just stay away from Blackpool full stop !
    Last edited by JohnboyC; 25th September 2010 at 23:09.
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    We took our boy there last year, he was all excited, but same catastrophe, bought him a fan-dangly spinny neon thing from the Blackpool car 2 car entrepreneurs 7.00 each!! and he fell asleep before we reached the first set of lights lol! so it was definately not worth it!
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    Driving through the illumination is danger island bud!

    It gets quieter later on when it gets colder
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    Yeh, when we have been we have left it til nearer turn off when its Freezing lol! Sadly though alot of the bulbs have blown by then too!


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    Went there 30 or so years ago & decide at even at age of 10ish that its was a horrible tacky place that i'd never return to LOL
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