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Fun for Families & Thrill Seekers at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Exciting Coasters and Family Friendly Adventures - All Over the Water

Focused on waterfront fun and entertainment like no other Gulf Coast destination, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, games of chance and skill, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops.

Rides on the Pleasure Pier vary from gentle to thrilling, allowing guests of all ages to relish in the excitement. The 16 rides offer unparalleled thrills. Situated over the Gulf of Mexico, many rides create the exciting sensation of being suspended above the water.

"The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier offers thrill seekers on the Gulf Coast the most exhilarating collection of rides for all ages," said Tilman Fertitta, sole owner, chairman and CEO of Landry's, Inc. the company that owns and operates the Pleasure Pier.

Guests enjoy the following rides at the Pleasure Pier:

Pirate's Plunge
A specialty log flume ride offers twists, turns and two drops measuring 40 feet and 22 feet. Must be 42" to ride; under 42" must be accompanied.

Iron Shark Rollercoaster
The Iron Shark will attack when least expected with its 100-foot vertical lift and beyond-vertical drop. Tracking at 52 miles per hour, the vehicles will glide the 1,246-foot coaster track which includes a diving loop, a greater than vertical drop and four full inversions. Must be 48" to ride.

Texas Star Flyer
Riders will take flight on this towering swing and be suspended more than 230 feet above sea level while rotating through the sky.  The 90-foot swing diameter affords riders spectacular panoramic views of the Pier and Gulf of Mexico. Must be 48" to ride; must be 44" to ride accompanied.

Gulf Glider
Enjoy a ride on this classic swing carousel that elevates and rotates. The double and single seats swing 22 feet in the air. This classic wave swinger never fails to delight the young and the young at heart. Must be 44" to ride; must be 38" to ride accompanied.

Revolution
The Revolution offers an intense ride that soars 60 feet in the air while in rotation. The ride creates a sensation of flying across the water while rotating nine times per minute. Must be 48" to ride.

Galaxy Wheel
Touch the galaxy and enjoy the sprawling view of the Pleasure Pier from the apex of this 100-foot tall Ferris wheel. The special LED light show will create a spectacular display while in motion. Must be 42" to ride; under 42" must be accompanied.

Cyclone
A 60-foot tall looping coaster ride that tests your courage as you go head over heels at 25 miles per hour while rotating forward and backward. Must be 48" to ride.

Sea Dragon
Waves of excitement abound as this enchanted sea dragon ship takes a swinging voyage back and forth over the Gulf of Mexico reaching 50 feet in the air! Must be 48" to ride.

Rock & Roll
Hold on tight while riding forward and backward in a circular motion at ever increasing speeds while rockin' to music in a cool car. Must be 48" to ride; 42" to 48" must be accompanied.

Sky Shooter
Twist and rotate as the Sky Shooter spins its thrills on a single axis while riders are twirled across the sky. Riders can push a button to elevate their own two-person vehicle. Must be 42" to ride.

Carousel
Bring back the good old days on this two-level carousel ride with its artfully created menagerie of specially crafted sea creatures, horses and chariots. Must be 42" to ride; under 42" must be accompanied.

Big Wheelin'
Grab your tot-sized wheels and go big wheeling on this truck convoy featuring five trucks. Four kids per truck. Must be 42" to ride; under 42" must be accompanied.

Frog Hopper
Kids will love the suspense of this crazy fun ride that bounces over and over from 22 feet in the air. Must be 36" to ride; under 36" must be accompanied.

Texas Tea
The adult and kid-friendly teacup-style ride will turn riders inside out. Spin along in six oversized twirling cups. Must be 36" to ride' under 36" must be accompanied.

Pier Pileup
Adults and kids will have a slamming good time in these classic old-fashioned bumper cars. Two passengers per car.. Adult ride section and child ride section separated. Must be between 38" and 50" to drive in kids section. Must be over 50" to drive in adult section. Persons over 42" may as a passenger in adult cars.

Guests with some medical conditions or of certain sizes may not be able to safely ride some of the rides in the park. Specific information regarding ride restrictions and other guidelines can be found at each individual ride. Height check is available at each ride.

Guests with disabilities will need to speak with a Ride Attendant before riding.

About Landry's...

Landry's is a national, diversified restaurant, hospitality and entertainment company principally engaged in the ownership and operation of high end and casual dining restaurants, primarily under the names of Landry's Seafood, Rainforest Cafe, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks, Chart House, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Claim Jumper, Saltgrass Steak House, Mastro's Restaurants and The Oceanaire, as well as a fine dining signature group of restaurants: Morton's The Steakhouse, Vic & Anthony's, Grotto, Willie G's and others. The Company is also engaged in the ownership and operation of gaming, hospitality and entertainment businesses, including the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casinos in Las Vegas, Laughlin, Biloxi, Lake Charles and Atlantic City. Landry's also owns and operates the Kemah Boardwalk, the San Luis Resort Complex, and the Downtown Aquariums in Denver and Houston.

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