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
Status Operating since 2004
Pleasure Island Family Theme Park
Location Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Operated March 31, 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
Statistics
Manufacturer Pinfari
Product TL59
Type Steel
Riders per train 8
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 48.6 feet
Inversions 1
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Shockwave 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.

History

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. It had red track and white supports and was called the Crazy Loop. 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 and the track was repainted yellow and the supports blue. It opened in 2004.

During 2014 or earlier, the name was returned to Crazy Loop. Between 2013 and 2015, the ride was repainted red with blue supports.

Design

Elements

Has a single vertical loop and a helix.

Trains

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

Images

External links

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


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