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Egg-Spress

Roller coaster
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Egg-Spress
Egg-Spress (Pleasurewood Hills) 2022 01.jpg
Pleasurewood Hills
Location Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, UK
Coordinates 52°30′25″N 1°44′29″E / 52.506934°N 1.741422°E / 52.506934; 1.741422
Status Operating since 1986
Rider height
  • Minimum: 90 cm
  • Min. unaccompanied: 125 cm
Statistics
Manufacturer Zierer
Product Tivoli Large
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Family
Track layout Double Figure Eight
Riders per train 36
Propulsion Tire propelled lift
Area 37.3 metres × 42 metres
Height 26.3 metres
Top speed 36 km/h
Length 360 metres
Inversions 0
Duration 1:52
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Egg-Spress is a steel family roller coaster built by German manufacturer Zierer currently located at Pleasurewood Hills in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, UK.

History

The ride opened in 1986 and was called Ladybird. In 1990, it was renamed Rattlesnake. In 2005, the name was changed again to Snake In The Grass. The name was reverted to Rattlesnake by the 2015 season.

In 2016 the ride was closed and boarded up. In January 2017, it was announced that Rattlesnake would be removed from the park. The large snake that sat on the station was auctioned off to raise money for charity.

However, in February 2019, Pleasurewood Hills confirmed that the ride would be reopening "with a new twist" which was later revealed to be a new theme. On 1 March, the park announced that the roller coaster would be renamed Egg-Spress.[1]

Design

Elements

Colour scheme

Purple track and green supports. Once changing name to the Egg-Spress the design changed to all green track and supports. The park also kept a farm theme within all the rides and surrounding areas, when they reopened the RattleSnake, now known as the Egg-Spress.

Trains

Single train with 18 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row, for a total of 36 riders per train. Two cars of the old Rattlesnake train where removed after the refurbishment, making a 18 car train rather than the usual 20.

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