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Clown Coaster (Wicksteed Park)

Roller coaster
Clown Coaster
Circus Clown (Blackpool Pleasure Beach) 2008 01.jpg
The roller coaster in 2008 at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Wicksteed Park
Location Kettering, Northamptonshire, England, UK
Status Operating since October 2011
Rider height
  • Minimum: 90 cm
  • Min. unaccompanied: 100 cm
Southport Pleasureland
Location Southport, Merseyside, England, UK
Operated 2009 to 2010
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Location Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Operated 1987 or earlier to 2008
Pleasureland Southport
Location Southport, Merseyside, England, UK
Operated 1984 or earlier to 1980s
Smart's Amusement Park
Location Littlehampton, West Sussex, England, UK
Operated During 1980s
Statistics
Manufacturer Pinfari
Product Circus Clown
Type Steel - Kiddie
Riders per train 16
Inversions 0
Duration 1:40
HELP
The attraction in 2019

Clown Coaster is a kiddie roller coaster located at Wicksteed Park, Kettering, Northamptonshire, England, UK.

History

The ride first operated at Harbour Park for at least one season as the Circus Clown. The year isn't known, however it was a few years prior to the Zyklon. It then opened at Pleasureland Southport during the 1980s. From here it moved to sister park Blackpool Pleasure Beach either before or for 1989. It returned to Southport Pleasureland for a couple of seasons following its closure at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Wicksteed Park purchased the coaster for £20,000 and reportedly spent £130,000 on refurbishing it.[1] It reopened at Wicksteed Park in October 2011.

Design

The ride has an oval-shaped layout.

Elements

Trains

Single train with 4 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 16 riders per train.

Colour scheme

The ride is currently painted lime green. It was painted blue at Blackpool.

References

Articles on Blackpool Pleasure Beach
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