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Astro Storm

Astro Storm

roller coaster
Astro Storm
Astro Storm (Brean Theme Park) 2019 07.jpg
Brean Theme Park
Location Brean, Somerset, England
Status Operating since July 23, 2011
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Location Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Operated 21 August 1984 to 2008
Manufacturer Zierer
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Enclosed
Model / product Four Man Bob
Riders per train 3
Propulsion Chain lift hill

Astro Storm is an enclosed roller coaster at Brean Theme Park in Brean, Somerset, England, UK. The ride opened at Blackpool Pleasure Beach on August 21, 1984, was closed in 2008 and it was relocated to Brean Leisure Park in mid-2010.

History[edit | edit source]

Space Invader 2 in 2009

Space Invader began operation in 1984.

The roller coaster underwent a refurbishment in 2004. KumbaK fitted a new lift drive and chain, magnetic brakes, a new control system and new cars. The refurbished ride opened as Space Invader 2 in April.[1][2]

On 8 September 2008, riders were evacuated from Space Invader 2, and the roller coaster did not reopen. The ride remained in place until 2010, when it was sold to Brean Theme Park.[3] The building that enclosed Space Invader 2 still stands. Blue Flyer (formerly called the Little Dipper) passes through a tunnel contained within the building.

The roller coaster opened at Brean Theme Park on 23 July 2011. A new structure was constructed around the roller coaster at Brean.

Incident[edit | edit source]

On 21 July 2000, 11-year-old Christopher Sherratt died after falling from the roller coaster and being hit by another car. An investigation found that the ride had been operating normally, and the boy must have been leaning out of the vehicle.[4]

Images[edit | edit source]

Photographs of Astro Storm in 2019.

References[edit | edit source]

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