Pleasure Pier

Pleasure Pier History and Fun

Looking to tan on the beach and spend time gazing out into the beautiful ocean? Maybe the beach isn’t your scene.

Luckily, Galveston has something for the adrenaline junkies, thrill seekers, and just people who want to have a good time. If you fall in that category, then Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier is the place to be.

With a roller-coaster, multiple rides, carnival games, and endless food, Pleasure Pier is the place to be.

There are however some things that you didn’t know about Pleasure Pier. I mean after all, historic is in the name! Today we will dive into Pleasure Pier’s deep history as well as why you should give it a visit.

Pleasure Pier History


Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, once known as The Galveston Pleasure Pier was once the go-to theme park of the 40’s which really put Galveston on the map.

Unfortunately in 1961, the pier was severely damaged by Hurricane Carla. The pier was reborn once again 51 ears later in May of 2012 and has been a hit with first time visitors and those who fondly remember the original Pleasure Pier.

Today Pleasure Pier is a world class amusement park that attracts tons of visitors from all over the world to come visit.

Pleasure Pier Shark Roller Coaster

My TOP 2 Favorite Thrill Rides

The greatest thing about Pleasure Pier is that it has rides, games, and restaurants that your whole family will enjoy.

  1. My personal favorite ride is the Iron Shark Roller-coaster. The ride proceeds with a big vertical drop followed by twists and upside-down turns. With speeds up to 52 miles per hour, The Iron shark is an adrenaline rush that many are chasing for!
  2. Another one of my favorite rides is the Cyclone. This ride is looked at as a large circle in which the coaster spins around multiple times. It tends to play mind trick as you don’t know how fast your will go nor if the ride will pause at the very top!    Once you are at the top however, you will get an amazing upside-down view of the whole island that you won’t have the chance to see anywhere else.                                                                                                                                                                       


All day passes are $26.99 for those above “48 and 19.99 for those below “48. Children 2 and under get into the park for free! Individual ride tickets cost $4, so buying the all-day pass is well worth your money because you can ride whatever ride you want however many times you want.

Prices are subject to change. For more information about pleasure pier, please visit their website  here.