Clown Coaster (Wicksteed Park)

Roller coaster in the United Kingdom
Clown Coaster
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
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Location Southport, Merseyside, England, UK
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Location Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Operated 1987 to 2008
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Location Southport, Merseyside, England, UK
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Location Littlehampton, West Sussex, England, UK
Operated During 1980s
Manufacturer Pinfari
Product Circus Clown
Type Steel - Kiddie
Riders per train 16
Inversions 0
Duration 1:40
The attraction in 2019

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


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 1986 season. From here it moved to sister park Blackpool Pleasure Beach in 1987. 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.


The ride has an oval-shaped layout.



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.


  1. "Wicksteed invests in major ride". Northamptonshire Telegraph. 2011-04-05. Archived from the original on 2018-05-07. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
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