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Crazy Loop (Brean Theme Park)

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Crazy Loop
Shockwave (Brean Leisure Park) layout.jpg
Crazy Loop in 2008.
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Brean Theme Park
Location Brean, Somerset, England, UK
Status Operating since 2004
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Pleasure Island Family Theme Park
Location Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Operated March 31, 1996 to 2002
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Flamingo Land
Location Malton, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Operated 1986 to 1995
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Switzerland
Location Switzerland
Operated 1981 to ?
Statistics
Manufacturer Pinfari
Type Steel
Model / product TL59
Riders per train 8
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height48.6 feet
Inversions1
HELP

Shockwave is a steel roller coaster located at Brean Theme Park in Brean, Somerset, England, UK. It is one of the first looping roller coasters built by Pinfari.

History[edit | edit source]

The roller coaster dates back to 1981. Before arriving in the United Kingdom, the roller coaster travelled in Switzerland. It opened at Flamingo Land in 1986. It had red track and white supports and was called the Crazy Loop. In 1995, Crazy Loop was refurbished and relocated to Pleasure Island Family Theme Park, where it operated from 1996 to 2002. It was then relocated to Brean Theme Park, where it was refurbished. The ride was renamed Shockwave and the track was repainted yellow and the supports blue. It opened in 2004.

During 2014 or earlier, the name was returned to Crazy Loop. Between 2013 and 2015, the ride was repainted red with blue supports.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Has a single vertical loop and a helix.

Trains[edit | edit source]

2 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 8 riders per train.

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