Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

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Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier logo.jpg
Location Flag of the United States.svg Galveston, Texas
Coordinates 29°17′12″N 94°47′24″W / 29.286614°N 94.789910°W / 29.286614; -94.789910Coordinates: 29°17′12″N 94°47′24″W / 29.286614°N 94.789910°W / 29.286614; -94.789910
Owner Landrys, Inc.
Opened 25 May 2012 (2012)
Rides
Total 16
Roller coasters 1

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier is a Pleasure pier in Galveston, Texas, United States. Opened in Summer 2012, it has 1 roller coaster, 15 rides, carnival games and souvenir shops.[1][2][3][4][5]

History[edit]

The new Pleasure Pier in 2012.

The new Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier was built 1,130 feet (340 m) out over the Gulf of Mexico waters. It had its "soft" opening on May 25, 2012.[6]

The new pier comple is located where the original Pleasure Pier stood from 1943 until 1961, when it was destroyed by Hurricane Carla. The original Pleasure Pier featured rides, an arcade, an aquarium, concessions, a large ball room, named the Marine Ballroom, and fishing at the end of the pier.[2] It was also the site of the USS Flagship Hotel, an over-the-water hotel built in 1965 that was demolished after Hurricane Ike in 2008.

Attractions[edit]

Concept art of the park.

Features at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier include:[2][3]

Current Attractions[edit]

Ride Name Year Opened Manufacturer/Ride Type Other Notes
Big Wheelin 2012 Kid's Jeep Ride
Carousel 2012 Chance Rides 36' Double Decker Carrousel Double-Decker Carousel
Cyclone 2012 Larson International Fireball
Frog Hopper 2012 S&S Worldwide Frog Hopper
Galaxy Wheel 2012 Chance Rides Ferris Wheel
Gulf Glider 2012 Zierer Wave Swinger
Iron Shark 2012 Gerstlauer / Euro-Fighter
Pier Pileup 2012 Bertazzon Rides / Bumper cars[8]
Pirate's Plunge 2012 Interlink log flume
Revolution 2012 Chance Rides Revolution 20
Rock & Roll 2012 Bertazzon Rides / Musik Express[8]
Sea Dragon 2012 Chance Rides Pharaoh's Fury
Sky Shooter 2012 SBF-Visa Group Airborne Shot
Texas Star Flyer 2012 FunTime Industries Star Flyer
Texas Tea 2012 Zamperla Midi Tea Cup

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. "Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier". Facebook. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Kaplan, David (January 28, 2012). "Historic Galveston amusement pier to rise again". News Article. Houston Chronicle. 
  3. ^ a b c Aulds, T.J. (January 28, 2012). "Landry’s Corp. is close to revealing plans". News Article. Galveston Daily News. 
  4. ^ "Landry’s set to unveil Galveston Pleasure Pier plans". News Article. Houston Business Journal. January 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ MacDonald, Brady (February 9, 2012). "Galveston Pleasure Pier brings thrill rides back to Texas coast". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier (May 23, 2012). "HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT...". Facebook. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  7. ^ Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier (October 28, 2011). "Construction...". Facebook. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Pleasure returns to Galveston Island". Park World Magazine. 15 March 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 

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