Happy Caterpiller (Paul Hart)

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Happy Caterpiller
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Happy Caterpiller in 2014
Paul Hart (UK)
Status Operating since 2007
Fun Land (loan)
Location Towyn, Gwynedd, Wales, UK
Operated 2022 to present
South Parade Pier (loan)
Location Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK
Operated During 2019
Clarence Pier (loan)
Location Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK
Operated During 2018
Blackpool South Pier (loan)
Location Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Operated During 2017
Dreamland Margate (loan)
Location Margate, Kent, England, UK
Operated April 2016 to 2016
Funder Park (loan)
Location Dawlish, Devon, England, UK
Operated During 2015
Southport Pleasureland (loan)
Location Southport, Merseyside, England, UK
Operated 2008 or earlier to 2009 or later
Pleasureland Southport
Name Big Apple
Location Southport, Merseyside, England, UK
Coordinates 53°38′53″N 3°01′05″W / 53.648000°N 3.018167°W / 53.648000; -3.018167
Operated 1982 to 5 September 2006
Statistics
Manufacturer Pinfari
Product Big Apple MB28
Type Steel - Family
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Inversions 0
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Happy Caterpiller is a travelling steel family roller coaster built by Italian manufacturer Pinfari currently owned by UK showman Paul Hart. The ride is currently operating at Fun Land in Towyn, Gwynedd, Wales, UK.

History

In 2008, this roller coaster operated at Southport Pleasureland.[1] In 2015, it operated at Funder Park, opening on May 23. During 2016, this roller coaster operated at Dreamland Margate and in 2017, it operated on the South Pier at Blackpool, on the spot now occupied by Crazy Coaster. In May 2018 it was setup at Clarence Pier on the spot previously occupied by Skyways. In 2019, it was setup at South Parade Pier.

Design

Yellow track with green supports. The train has been repainted a couple of times. Up to 2018, it has been painted yellow and red, with yellow and later with blue spots on the side. In 2018, the colour was changed to red, orange and green.

Trains

Single train with 6 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.

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