Coasterpedia
Log in

Difference between revisions of "Steeplechase (Blackpool Pleasure Beach)"

Difference between revisions of "Steeplechase (Blackpool Pleasure Beach)"

(One intermediate revision by the same user not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{Infobox roller coaster
+
__NOTOC__{{Infobox roller coaster
 
|video        = ld-9ZJFcznw
 
|video        = ld-9ZJFcznw
 
|video2      = K2FDN6Go73I <!-- Youtube video ID -->
 
|video2      = K2FDN6Go73I <!-- Youtube video ID -->
 
|video3      = uz9n2YWW78s
 
|video3      = uz9n2YWW78s
|image        = File:Steeplechase_(Blackpool_Pleasure_Beach).jpg
+
|image        = Steeplechase (Blackpool Pleasure Beach) 2019 05.jpg
 
|name        = Steeplechase
 
|name        = Steeplechase
 
|park        = [[Blackpool Pleasure Beach]]
 
|park        = [[Blackpool Pleasure Beach]]
Line 37: Line 37:
 
'''Steeplechase''' is a [[triple roller coaster|three-tracked]] [[roller coaster]] located at [[Blackpool Pleasure Beach]] in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK. It was opened in 1977 and was built by [[Arrow Dynamics]]. It is the only operating steeplechase style roller coaster left in the world.
 
'''Steeplechase''' is a [[triple roller coaster|three-tracked]] [[roller coaster]] located at [[Blackpool Pleasure Beach]] in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK. It was opened in 1977 and was built by [[Arrow Dynamics]]. It is the only operating steeplechase style roller coaster left in the world.
 
==History==
 
==History==
[[File:Steeplechase (Blackpool Pleasure Beach) Red Rum plaque.jpg|thumb|left|The plaque near the ride.]]
+
Steeplechase was officially opened on {{Date|September 2, 1977}} by [[wikipedia:Red Rum|Red Rum]], the winning horse of the 1977 Grand National. His shoe-print is on display near the ride. Whether the ride opened to the public before this date is undetermined.
Steeplechase was officially opened on {{Date|September 2, 1977}} by [[wikipedia:Red Rum|Red Rum]], the winning horse of the 1977 Grand National. His shoe-print is on display near the ride.<ref group="notes">It is unsure whether {{Date|September 2}} is the first date in which Steeplecahse operated to the public or if it were open prior to this date.</ref>
 
 
==Design==
 
==Design==
 +
The ride has three seperate tracks running parralel to one another.
 
===Trains===
 
===Trains===
[[File:Steeplechase (Blackpool Pleasure Beach) car 1982.jpg|thumb|left|A ride vehicle on Steeplechase, 1982]]
+
Each [[car]] is horse-shaped and can sit one or two people inline. Riders are held in by a seatbelt.
Each [[car]] is horse-shaped and can sit two people inline.
+
==Images==
==Notes==
+
<gallery mode="packed">
<references group="notes" />
+
File:Steeplechase (Blackpool Pleasure Beach) Red Rum plaque.jpg|The plaque near the ride
 
+
File:Steeplechase (Blackpool Pleasure Beach) car 1982.jpg|A ride vehicle on Steeplechase, 1982
 +
File:Steeplechase_(Blackpool_Pleasure_Beach).jpg
 +
Steeplechase (Blackpool Pleasure Beach) 2019 04.jpg|The front of the station in 2019, with a support for [[Icon]]
 +
File:Steeplechase station.JPG|A view of the station interior in 2013
 +
File:Steeplechase end.JPG|The end of the ride
 +
</gallery>
 +
==External links==
 +
{{RCDB|link=https://rcdb.com/795.htm|title=Steeplechase}}
 
{{Blackpool Pleasure Beach}}
 
{{Blackpool Pleasure Beach}}
  

Revision as of 13:06, 13 June 2019

Click here to watch the on-ride POV
roller coaster
Steeplechase
Steeplechase (Blackpool Pleasure Beach) 2019 05.jpg
UK.png
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Location Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Status Operating since 1977
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Type Steel - Triple - Steeplechase
Model / product Steeplechase
Riders per train 2
Propulsion 2 Chain lift hills per track
Inversions0
HELP

Steeplechase is a three-tracked roller coaster located at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK. It was opened in 1977 and was built by Arrow Dynamics. It is the only operating steeplechase style roller coaster left in the world.

History

Steeplechase was officially opened on September 2, 1977 by Red Rum, the winning horse of the 1977 Grand National. His shoe-print is on display near the ride. Whether the ride opened to the public before this date is undetermined.

Design

The ride has three seperate tracks running parralel to one another.

Trains

Each car is horse-shaped and can sit one or two people inline. Riders are held in by a seatbelt.

Images

External links