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Illuminations during the day

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Illuminations during the day

Hi

I will be visiting the North West in early September. I am wondering whether it is worth going to see the illuminations. Unfortunately I am not able to get there in the evening when they are switched on. Are they still worth going to see during the day when they are switched off?

Thanks

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1. Re: Illuminations during the day

I personally don't think they are anything to look at with the lights off.

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2. Re: Illuminations during the day

I tend to agree. Although I haven't been for years, I'd say that the whole point of going to see the illuminations is to see them lit up. Even then, some people I know have ben unimpressed!

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3. Re: Illuminations during the day

If you search google images under 'blackpool illuminations daytime' you'll see a few photos of daylight views. It depends on your interest I suppose but with some of the larger tableux (the stretch near Bispham) it would be hard to see what the picture is meant to be as the moving lights show the picture (for example, in one a motorbike rider is shown jumping over buses). Occasionally the lights are on during the day (not sure if this is for testing or by accident!) but no way of guessing those days.

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4. Re: Illuminations during the day

Answer to your qn = a definite no

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5. Re: Illuminations during the day

To be honest, I was disappointed in them even when they were lit up. During the daytime, there's even less to see.

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6. Re: Illuminations during the day

You are wasting your time going to see illuminations during the day!! They are worth seeing once its dark, so if you can try and get there in the evening 😊

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7. Re: Illuminations during the day

The "Illuminations" are not worth a visit.

The bucket collections on the prom road at start to finish of the Illuminations are un-warranted and a disgrace.

The magnificent tableaux from Bispham to Uncle Tom's Cabin only exist on old film when the town had holiday people not welfare dependent relocated occupants with other local government subsidy/funding into Blackpool.

Current expenditure on tourism attractions and local parks is abysmally poor.

What were you expecting to see where there is nothing new to see in daylight now.

There are old and seasonal extra street light decorations from Talbot Square to Pleasure Beach and hardly worth a visit.

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We were there last week and the illuminations were being tested at night and they are not worth seeing.

They used to be fantastic but now they are just pointless lights with no theme,and just a lot of neon lights.

Such a shame

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9. Re: Illuminations during the day

Ever wondered why firework displays are never at lunchtime?

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