Infusion

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Infusion
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Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Location Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Coordinates 53°47′24″N 3°03′27″W / 53.789872°N 3.057468°W / 53.789872; -3.057468
Status Operating since 2 May 2007
Replaced Drench Falls
Pleasureland Southport
Name Traumatizer
Location Southport, Merseyside, England, UK
Coordinates 53°38′53″N 3°01′10″W / 53.648056°N 3.019419°W / 53.648056; -3.019419
Operated 1999 to September 5, 2006
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product SLC (689m Standard)
Type Steel - Inverted
Riders per train 16
Hourly capacity 832
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 33.3 metres
Top speed 80 km/h
Length 689 metres
Inversions 5
Duration 1:23
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Infusion is a steel inverted roller coaster located at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK. It was formerly located at Pleasureland Southport as Traumatizer.

History

Infusion at its original location.

In 1999, Traumatizer opened to the public at Pleasureland Southport. The attraction originally had a red track and dark blue supports.[1]

After Pleasureland Southport closed down in 2006, Traumatizer was transferred to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, which was owned by the same people. The ride would reopen on May 2, 2007 under the name Infusion. It was built next to Big One on the spot previously occupied by Drench Falls. The track was repainted blue upon its reopening at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Infusion was the subject of a large marketing campaign and featured on BBC Newsround, the Daily Star and Daily Express newspapers and GMTV. It has been used in television shows and advertisements. The ride was even featured in a Specsavers advertisement when two elderly people rode the ride after mistaking the ride's train for a park bench.

Design

Elements

Infusion is a Suspended Looping Coaster from Vekoma and the smallest of three in the United Kingdom, with the other two being Kumali and Odyssey. It is the first inverted roller coaster to be built entirely over water. The ride has multiple water features with many fountains and water effects in the queue line.

Trains

2 trains with 8 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row, for a total of 16 riders per train.

Images

References

External links

  • Infusion on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


Articles on Blackpool Pleasure Beach
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