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Big One (Blackpool Pleasure Beach)

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roller coaster
Big One
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Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Location Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Status Operating since May 28, 1994
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Type Steel - Hyper
Riders per train 30
Hourly capacity 1,700
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height213 feet
Drop205 feet
Top speed74 mph
Length5,497 feet
Inversions0
Steepest drop65°
Duration3:00
G-force3.5G
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Big One is a steel hyper roller coaster located at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK. The ride was formerly sponsored by Pepsi, during which time it was called Pepsi Max Big One. It is the tallest roller coaster in the United Kingdom and the tallest in the world when it opened in 1994. It was built by Arrow Dynamics.

History[edit]

Not long after opening, the turnaround was re-tracked.

Trivia[edit]

The opening in 1994 of both Big One and Nemesis resulted in 1994 being celebrated by UK parks and fans as the "Year of the Rollercoaster".[1]

Photo Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Anniversary Features - Coaster Kingdom
Tallest complete-circuit roller coaster
May 1994 - July 1996
Preceded by
Magnum XL-200
Tallest complete-circuit roller coaster
May 1994 - July 1996
Succeeded by
Fujiyama