Green light for Leisureplex and Blackpool Illuminations!

2014 will see Blackpool Illuminations lighting up our lives for longer, as they are set to run again for 73 nights from Friday 29th August until Sunday 9th November.
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CHORLEY, U.K. - March 3, 2014 - PRLog -- 2014 will see the Illuminations lighting up our lives for longer, as they are set to run again for 73 nights from Friday 29th August until Sunday 9th November.

Blackpool just wouldn’t be the same without a trip to the world-famous northern lights – the Blackpool Illuminations. The Illuminations retain the magic and excitement which every visitor experiences on their first trip through the ‘Lights’ as a child. More than three million visitors a year can’t be wrong!

Once described as ‘Artificial Sunshine’, the Illuminations have been a major part of Blackpool’s attraction since 1879 and have been a guiding light for visitors to the resort ever since. The styles and technology, however are constantly adapting to address the green issues of conservation and energy efficiency and with only green electricity from renewable resources. The procurement of green electricity has reduced the annual Illuminations carbon dioxide emissions to zero, a saving of 420 tonnes per year in the atmosphere.

The Blackpool Illuminations offer you a host of different experiences and ways to view Blackpool's glittering spectacle and take in the multi-million pound face-lift that Blackpool has recently had.. Whilst most visitors drive through the lights either by car, coach or bus, there are some more exciting and rewarding ways of viewing the dazzling displays. Hop aboard an open top tram for the clearest view of the lights, or perhaps a ride in a horse drawn carriage could be a special romantic treat. You can of course walk through the Illuminations, with a warm coat and a bag of chips: the best way to get involved with the interactive elements of this uniquely Blackpool attraction.

Leisureplex’s own Queens Hotel (whose own electricity now runs entirely on renewable energy) is on the South Promenade and just a short distance from the Pleasure Beach and Sandcastle Centre and the perfect place to base your stay. It is the first Leisureplex hotel to boast an indoor swimming pool and fitness centre and also offers comfortable lounges, a stunning Theatre Bar and extensive parking. In fact it is the perfect location from which to explore all that The North West has to offer. At the Queens you can expect all the comfort, quality and value for money you’ve come to expect at all Leisureplex Hotels as well as the cheerful, attentive service which is the hallmark of our hotels.

All 20 Leisureplex Hotels in the Leisureplex Hotel Group enjoy the best possible locations in their respective resorts and each individual property has great character. Whichever hotel you choose you can be sure of the same standards of clean rooms, good quality décor, bright modern bathrooms and attention to the small details that make all the difference to your stay.

And if you can’t wait till August to the bright lights of Blackpool,  why not take a look inside the world’s largest indoor illumination experience of its kind? ILLUMINASIA blends thousands of years of traditional Chinese lantern crafts with the newest in lighting technology, and boasts hundreds of incredible structures covering thousands of square meters within the Olympia Exhibition Hall at Winter Gardens.

Visitors can explore six vibrant  zones including ‘The Mysteries of China’, ‘The Blackpool Experience’, ‘The Planetarium’, ‘Land of the Giants’, ‘Under The Sea’ and ‘The Wonders Of The World’, complete with a 13 metre high model of Blackpool Tower.

The attraction will officially open to the public on Good Friday, 18th April 2014, tickets will be on-sale online from early February 2014 by visiting the Winter Gardens Box Office in person or online at

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