Amusements Galore Debut at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier Thrilling Coasters and Family Friendly Adventures to be Offered
Focused on waterfront fun and entertainment like no other Gulf Coast destination, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier will feature family-oriented attractions including rides, games of chance and skill, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops.
The Pleasure Pier rides will vary from thrilling to gentle, allowing guests of all ages to relish in the boardwalk excitement. Channeling excitement at every twist, turn and heart-pounding drop, the 16 rides will offer unparalleled thrills. Situated over the Gulf of Mexico, many rides will create the exciting sensation of being suspended above the water.
“The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier will offer the 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.
The following rides will debut at the Pleasure Pier:
A specialty log flume ride created to accommodate five people per boat 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
Recognized as the highest ride in Texas, 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.
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.
The Revolution offers an intense ride that soars 60 feet in the air while in rotation. The 20-seat ride creates a sensation of flying across the water while rotating nine times per minute. Must be 48” to ride.
Touch the galaxy and enjoy the sprawling view of the Pleasure Pier from the apex of this giant ferris wheel. The special LED light show will create a spectacular display while in motion. The 100-foot tall wheel offers 20 vehicles accommodating six people per vehicle. Must be 42” to ride; under 42” must be accompanied.
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.
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! The ride seats 40 adults or 60 children. 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 47” must be accompanied.
Twist and rotate as the Sky Shooter spins its thrills on a single axis while riders are twirled across the sky. Riders will be able to push a button to elevate their own two-person vehicle. Must be 42” to ride.
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. Carousel seats 44 adults and 32 children per ride. Must be 42” to ride; under 42” must be accompanied.
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.
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.
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.
Adults and kids will have a slamming good time in these classic old-fashioned bumper cars. Two passengers per car. Eighteen adult vehicles and 10 kid vehicles. 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.
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 House, Rainforest Cafe, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, The Chart House, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Claim Jumper, Saltgrass Steak House and Oceanaire, as well as a fine dining signature group of restaurants: Morton's 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 and Laughlin, Nevada, and Atlantic City, the Kemah Boardwalk, the San Luis Resort Complex, and the Downtown Aquariums in Denver and Houston. Landry's and Mr. Fertitta's affiliated companies will generate approximately $2.5 billion in revenues in 2012.
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