Galveston Pleasure Pier Details Revealed

Developer and restauranteur Tilman Fertitt held a press conference today to reveal more details about the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier which is schedule to open Memorial Day weekend of 2012.

Construction is progressing as scheduled on the 1,200-foot-long pier that is expected to cost $60 million. 3 million guests are expected to visit the pier in its first year of operation. reports more details about the pier’s entertainment offerings:

“The pier will feature a number of traditional rides, including a 36-foot double-decker carousel and a 100-foot tall Ferris Wheel. For the more adventurous, visitors will be able to ride a 200-foot tall swing, considered the highest ride in Texas.

There will also be a retail center called Shops at Pleasure Pier on the north side of Seawall Boulevard, Fertitta said Monday at the company’s Houston headquarters. And a Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant will be built to go along with the rides and games.”

Below is a rendering of the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier:

Will you visit the Galveston Pleasure Pier when it opens this May?


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3 Responses

  1. rick howell says:

    sonds great(galveston pleasure pier)just dont let those RAT BASTARDS six flags get involved.they would find another way to pave another south tx paradise and put up another parking lot as they did to ASTROWORLD

  2. its about time someone built something worth going to see and do in galveston, hope a hurricane doesnt wipe it out now

  3. Georgia says:

    We went last week and it was ridiculos how expensive to get in and to do the rides. We took our two granddaughters, 2 and 4, and the first ride was the ferris wheel. It took a few seconds to the top and then down which maybe lasted a minute, cost $20. All the rides thereafter were the same, short and very costly. Just to walk in is $10 a person.

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