April 4, 2015

Galveston Island Pleasure Pier

Welcome to the Historic Galveston Island Pleasure Pier.

Gulf Glider.

Double Decker Carousel.

Texas Tea.

Pier Pileup.

Rock N Roll.

Sea Dragon.



These two rides are a tad scary since they swing out off the pier over the water.

Pirate's Plunge.

Yes, you will get wet on this ride.

Sky Shooter.

The marquee attraction on the pier - Iron Shark.

Vertical lift hill.

Beyond vertical first drop.


An overbanked curve.

More twisty.

Coming in for a landing - yes this part is out over the waves.

A great coaster.  Wish they could fit another one on the pier.

The Texas Star Flyer takes the award for scariest ride on the pier.

You will feel the wind blowing against you and it WILL push your seat in violently towards the tower.  If you are not prepared for this sensation it will scare the crap out of you.

The Galaxy Wheel is the final ride at the far end of the pier.

The ends of the pier.

Looking the other way.

The pier actually extends pretty far into the water from the beach.

The pier is a lot of fun.  I wish we had something like this back home.