Pleasure Pier Map and Brochure (2014 – 2023)

Location: Galveston Island, Texas

Years Active: 2012 – Active

The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier – it’s been a Texas tradition since 2012. Yeah, it’s got that classic seaside vibe, but don’t expect some pristine, family-friendly paradise. It gets loud. Things get sticky. If that’s your jam, you’re in for a treat!

The Iron Shark roller coaster is the big draw, but the Texas Star Flyer will send you soaring (insider tip: amazing views at sunset). Old-school arcade fans, get ready to waste some quarters. The food? Standard carnival fare – greasy, sugary, and totally worth it.

Pro tip: hit the Pier off-season or on weekdays. Crowds can be insane in the summer. They do all kinds of events – music, fireworks, the usual. Check their website to see what’s happening.

Why is Pleasure Pier historic?

The Pleasure Pier holds historical significance due to its nostalgic design and location on Galveston Island, a site renowned for its rich maritime history. Opened on June 2, 2012, it pays homage to the grand amusement parks of yesteryears, blending classic charm with modern entertainment. Its establishment revived the tradition of amusement piers along the Gulf Coast, contributing to the cultural heritage of Galveston and attracting visitors from far and wide.

Who owns Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier?

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier is owned and operated by Landry’s, Inc., a renowned hospitality and entertainment company based in Houston, Texas. Founded by entrepreneur Tilman Fertitta, Landry’s acquired the pier in 2012, investing in its restoration and development into a premier entertainment destination. Under Landry’s stewardship, the Pier continues to thrive as a cherished landmark, offering memorable experiences to guests from across the globe.

Pleasure Pier Map 2023

Pleasure Pier Map 2017

Here is a detailed comparison of the Pleasure Pier 2017 and 2016 maps:

Overall Changes:

  • There are a few new rides and attractions in the 2017 map that are not in the 2016 map, including:
    • The Walking Dead: A Shoot-Em-Up Experience
    • Midway Games
  • There are a few rides and attractions that are in the 2016 map that are not in the 2017 map, including:
    • Pirate’s Wheel
    • Ocean Motion

Specific Changes:

  • In the 2017 map, the Pirate’s Wheel has been replaced by The Walking Dead: A Shoot-Em-Up Experience.
  • In the 2017 map, the Ocean Motion ride has been replaced by Midway Games.
  • In the 2017 map, the Sky Ride has been renamed to Gulf Glider Swing Carousel.
  • In the 2017 map, the Scrambler ride has been removed.
  • In the 2017 map, the Wave Jumper ride has been removed.
  • In the 2017 map, the Fiesta Express Train ride has been removed.
  • In the 2017 map, the Sea Serpent ride has been removed.

Other Changes:

  • The gift shop in the 2016 map has been replaced by a candy shop in the 2017 map.
  • The carousel in the 2016 map has been replaced by a double decker carousel in the 2017 map.
  • The Pelican’s Bag retail store has been added to the 2017 map.
  • The Pier Party Zone has been added to the 2017 map.

Pleasure Pier Map 2016

Pleasure Pier Map 2014

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