Big Apple (Paul Hart)

Roller coaster in the United Kingdom
Big Apple
Paul Hart (UK)
Location Travelling
Status Operating since 2005
Billing Aquadrome (loan)
Name Caterpillar
Location Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, UK
Coordinates 52°14′43″N 0°48′55″W / 52.24533°N 0.815322°W / 52.24533; -0.815322
Operated 2011 to 2012
Replaced by Runaway Train
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Name Big Apple
Location Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Coordinates 53°47′24″N 3°03′20″W / 53.789969°N 3.055525°W / 53.789969; -3.055525
Operated September 2003 to 2004
Replaced by Alpine Rallye
Frontierland Family Theme Park
Name Rattler
Location Morecambe, Lancashire, England, UK
Operated 1991 to 2000
Gateshead Garden Festival
Location Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, England, UK
Operated May 1990 to October 1990
Manufacturer Pinfari
Product Big Apple MB28
Type Steel - Kiddie
Track layout Wacky Worm (Big Apple)
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Inversions 0

Big Apple is a steel kiddie roller coaster built by Italian manufacturer Pinfari currently owned by UK showman Paul Hart.


The ride originally operated during 1990 at the Gateshead Garden Festival. The ride was relocated to Frontierland Family Theme Park, where it opened as Rattler in 1991. It closed with the park in 2000.

The ride appeared in 2003 at Blackpool Pleasure Beach called Big Apple. It only operated briefly until it closed in 2004. It was located within the perimeter of the Avalanche. After operating at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, the ride was sold to showman Paul Hart. The ride operated at Billing Aquadrome in 2011 and 2012.


The track layout is the standard Wacky Worm layout.

Colour scheme

Yellow track and green supports.


Single train with 6 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.


External links

Articles on Blackpool Pleasure Beach