Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
The Pleasure Pier features "family-oriented attractions including rides, games of chance and skill, a wide selection of food venues, and retail shops."
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Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

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Ride descriptions source: Pleasure Pier


2501 Seawall Blvd. | Galveston, TX 77550



Offering a nostalgic trip back in time, the Pleasure Pier boasts a variety of food, rides, Midway games, shopping, and entertainment in Galveston, Texas.  Suspended over the water of the Gulf of Mexico, guests can enjoy scenery and excitement in boardwalk style.


At the Pleasure Pier, you can shop for souvenirs at Pelican's Bag, indulge your sweet tooth at Lolli & Pop's Candy Shoppe, have an antique photo taken, grab some food (a funnel cake, turkey leg, hamburger, slice of pizza, beer, margarita, ICEE, etc. or even dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.) or take a turn on the following rides:


Pirate’s Plunge
A specialty log flume ride created to accommodate five people per boat offers twists, turns and two drops measuring 40 feet and 22 feet.


Iron Shark Rollercoaster
The Iron Shark will attack when least expected with its 100-foot vertical lift and beyond-vertical drop. Tracking at 52 miles per hour, the vehicles will glide the 1,246-foot coaster track which includes a diving loop, a greater than vertical drop and four full inversions.


Texas Star Flyer
Recognized as the highest ride in Texas, riders will take flight on this towering swing and be suspended more than 230 feet above sea level while rotating through the sky. The 90-foot swing diameter affords riders spectacular panoramic views of the Pier and Gulf of Mexico.


A 60-foot tall looping coaster ride that tests your courage as you go head over heels at 25 miles per hour while rotating forward and backward.


Gulf Glider
Enjoy a ride on this classic swing carousel that elevates and rotates.


Sea Dragon
Waves of excitement abound as this enchanted sea dragon ship takes a swinging voyage back and forth over the Gulf of Mexico reaching 50 feet in the air!


The Revolution offers an intense ride that soars 60 feet in the air while in rotation.


Galaxy Wheel
Touch the galaxy and enjoy the sprawling view of the Pleasure Pier from the apex of this giant ferris wheel. The special LED light show will create a spectacular display while in motion.


Rock & Roll
Hold on tight while riding forward and backward in a circular motion at ever increasing speeds while rockin’ to music in a cool car.


Sky Shooter
Twist and rotate as the Sky Shooter spins its thrills on a single axis while riders are twirled across the sky.


Bring back the good old days on this two-level carousel ride with its artfully created menagerie of specially crafted sea creatures, horses and chariots.


Pier Pileup
Adults and kids will have a slamming good time in these classic old-fashioned bumper cars. Two passengers per car.


For more information and to check height requirements for rides, see:


Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier