The River Caves


Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Alice in Wonderland
Avatar Airbender
The Big Dipper
The Big One
Blue Flyer
Chinese Puzzle Maze
Derby Racer
Dora's World Voyage
Flying Machine
Ghost Train
The Grand National
The Ice Blast
Nickelodeon Streak
River Caves
Spongebob's Splash Bash
Wild Mouse

Way back in 1905 Blackpool Pleasure Beach installed the River Caves, a scenic ride that depicts scenes from around the world. In 2011 they got a new scenic ride called Dora's World Voyage that depicts scenes from around the world. Don't you love it when things come full circle.

On my most recent visit some changes had been made, where the dinosaurs from the old river caves in Southport had been added to an early scene. They do fit in very well with the ride, making a good start to it.

As you'd expect for a ride built in 1905 it is reminiscent of the style of the time. The spectacular scenes showing you the wonders of the world are reminiscent of some of the exhibitions you might have seen at the world fairs and dime museums of that era.

Despite being over a century old this ride holds up today. It's still both a fun and entertaining ride as you view the various scenes. This ride has been offering a great experience for generations, and I don't see any reason it won't continue to for generations to come.