Crazy Loop (Brean Theme Park)

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Crazy Loop
Shockwave (Brean Leisure Park) layout.jpg
Crazy Loop in 2008
Brean Theme Park
Location Brean, Somerset, England, UK
Coordinates 51°17′10″N 3°00′32″W / 51.286021°N 3.008956°W / 51.286021; -3.008956
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

Crazy Loop 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. 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.



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.


External links

  • Crazy Loop (RC231) on the National Fairground and Circus Archive

Articles on Flamingo Land