The Blackpool Tower is arguably no longer a massive UK attraction, nor is it a massive Blackpool attraction. However with an ongoing facelift and a whole new dungeon, it still has much to offer.
Of course, there is the experience of travelling up to the top of the tower itself - the now dubbed the 'Tower Eye' experience. For anyone who hasn't been to Paris, this is kind of a once in a lifetime thing. Children especially love standing on the glass floor, giving the illusion of walking on air. Adults do it too! It doesn't matter how old you are, your inner child comes out when you see that honestly magical room.
Also in the 'Tower Eye' section there is the new '4D Cinema' experience. Now, this offers nothing mind blowing, but the tech and sensory effects that come with 4D are really rather neat.
Now, once you've finished ascending hundreds of feet, or if the Tower Eye really isn't for you, there is much more. The two oldest segments of the tower are quite special.
The Tower Circus and Tower Ballroom really are things of beauty, walking in gives you a sense of history and culture. You enter knowing how many people have sat and enjoyed thousands of shows over the years. Events are on all throughout the year and range from Mooki the clown to the Tea Dance. Also, if you've brought the kids and you think dancing to the sound of an organ won't be for them, the tower has a play area called Jungle Jim's where you can drop them off.
Finally there is the Tower Dungeon. This truly is a sensational experience. Its all based on the creep and scare factor. Walking through a dungeon with real life actors giving you the fright of your life with terrifying props? What could be better? It is even educational, teaching you some of Blackpool's history, and I promise, you won't forget it anytime soon.