Blackpool Council has been working in partnership with Merlin Entertainments (Merlin) to restore and transform the iconic Tower and buildings into a family tourist experience reminiscent of its glory days, retaining the grandeur and heritage of the building itself - the famous Tower Ballroom and Tower Circus, but adding two of Merlin’s most contemporary global attractions – the Blackpool Tower Dungeon – a fun look at some of the North West’s most horrible history; and the Blackpool Tower Eye – a new 4-D cinema experience and observation deck at the top of the steel structure. The film takes guests on a trip down memory lane to see history in the making, including Mayor John Bickerstaffe’s construction of the Tower and is a pre-view experience for visitors before they go up to the new observation platform.
Guests will then take the ‘flight deck’ to the views of the surrounding landscape that can be seen from the Blackpool Tower Eye. Exiting the lifts, visitors are confronted with the new Skywalk, a 4.15 tonne glass floor and floor to ceiling glass observation platform which now runs along an entire side of The Blackpool Tower Eye.
Access to The Blackpool Tower including the Tower Ballroom, lower observation areas and restaurants are free.