Ladybird (Lightwater Valley)

Roller coaster in the United Kingdom
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Lightwater Valley
Location Ripon, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Coordinates 54°10′28″N 1°34′02″W / 54.1743734°N 1.5672737°W / 54.1743734; -1.5672737
Status Operating since 1993
Rider height
  • Minimum: 90 cm
  • Min. unaccompanied: 120 cm
Manufacturer Zierer
Product Medium Tivoli
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Family
Riders per train 20
Hourly capacity 1,000
Propulsion Tire propelled lift
Area 39 metres × 23 metres
Height 6 metres
Top speed 32 km/h
Length 199 metres
Inversions 0

Ladybird is a steel family roller coaster located at Lightwater Valley in Ripon, North Yorkshire, England, UK. It opened in 1993.[1]



Colour scheme

Green track and supports.


Single train with 10 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row, for a total of 20 riders per train.


On 5 June 2012, a five-year-old girl was injured when she put her foot outside the train, allowing it to get trapped between the train and the station platform. Following the incident, the right-hand exit of each car was filled in.[2]


  1. "Lightwater Valley leaflet from 1993". Lightwater Valley.
  2. Girl injured on Lightwater Valley rollercoaster - Ride Rater

External links

  • Ladybird on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
Articles on Lightwater Valley