Bulldog Coaster

Roller coaster in the United Kingdom
Watch the on-ride POV
Bulldog Coaster
Crazy Loop in 2008
Brean Theme Park
Location Brean, Somerset, England, UK
Coordinates 51°17′09″N 3°00′29″W / 51.285716°N 3.007984°W / 51.285716; -3.007984
Status Operating since 2004
Pleasure Island Family Theme Park
Location Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Operated 31 March 1996 to 2002
Flamingo Land
Location Malton, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Operated 1986 to 1995
Paul Doesegger (Switzerland)
Location Travelling
Operated 1982 to c.1985
Manufacturer Pinfari
Product TL59
Type Steel
Riders per train 8
Hourly capacity 960
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 11 metres
Length 365 metres
Inversions 1

Bulldog Coaster 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.


The roller coaster dates back to 1982. Before arriving in the United Kingdom, the roller coaster travelled in Switzerland with showman Paul Doesegger. It opened at Flamingo Land in 1986.[1] 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. It opened in 2004.

During 2014 or earlier, the name was returned to Crazy Loop.

To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in 2022, the ride is currently being rethemed to Bulldog Coaster. It has been relocated to a different area of the park and has not yet been reconstructed as of August 2022.



Has a single vertical loop and a helix.

Colour scheme

Red track and blue supports. The ride's track used to be painted yellow, but was repainted in between 2013 and 2015. The coaster had red track and white supports before arriving at Brean.


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



  1. "So many things to do and see", Sunday Sun (1986-03-23), pp. 14. Retrieved on 24 January 2023.

External links

  • Crazy Loop on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
  • Crazy Loop (RC231) on the National Fairground and Circus Archive

Articles on Flamingo Land