Avalanche (Blackpool Pleasure Beach)

Roller coaster in the United Kingdom
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Pleasure Beach Resort
Location Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Coordinates 53°47′25″N 3°03′20″W / 53.790197°N 3.055452°W / 53.790197; -3.055452
Status Operating since 22 June 1988
Rider height
  • Minimum: 112 cm
  • Min. unaccompanied: 132 cm
Replaced Cyclone
Manufacturer Mack Rides
Type Steel - Bobsled
Riders per train 14
Hourly capacity 420
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 18 metres
Top speed 72.4 km/h
Length 445 metres
Inversions 0
Duration 1:22

Avalanche is a steel bobsled roller coaster at Pleasure Beach Resort in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK. It was built by Mack Rides in 1988 and replaced the Cyclone.


Avalanche was officially opened on 22 June 1988 by Michael "Eddie the Eagle" Edwards, who represented the United Kingdom in the 1988 Winter Olympics ski jumping event.[1]



Colour scheme

White track and green supports.


3 trains with 7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged inline in 2 rows, for a total of 14 riders per train.



  1. "An Avalanche is coming!". UK Theme Park Hall of Fame.

External links

Articles on Pleasure Beach Resort