Nickelodeon Streak

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Nickelodeon Streak
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Location Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Park section Nickelodeon Land
Status Operating since 1933
Statistics
Builder Charles Paige
Type Wooden - Family
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 18.6 metres
Top speed 56.3 km/h
Length 698.9 metres
Inversions 0
Duration 1:44
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters (2011-present)
Unknown (1933-2010)
Riders per train 24
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Nickelodeon Streak is a wooden out-and-back roller coaster located at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, in Blackpool, England. It was built in 1933 by Charles Paige and uses the lift hill of the former Velvet Coaster, which was removed in 1932. A train from the Velvet Coaster is preserved in the station of Nickelodeon Streak. It is currently the second tallest wooden coaster out of the five at the park.

History

The ride opened in 1933, simply names Roller Coaster. Its original colour scheme was white supports with red track and blue rails. It used the lift hill and various other parts of the former Velvet Coaster.

In 2006, the trains were replaced with rolling stock from the Big Dipper. Before then, the trains had no restraints, but the new trains have lap-bar restraints.

In 2007 a brand new train was built for the ride.

On 27 July 2010, Pleasure Beach Blackpool unveiled plans for the creation of Nickelodeon Land which will open in time for 2011 season. Roller Coaster has been "extensively re-themed" and now operates full-time as the "Nickelodeon Streak". As well as the major re-theme and modernization, it has been repainted orange to fit the new Nickleodeon Land area.[1]

Design

Elements

Colour scheme

Orange track and supports, used to be unpainted track with white track.

Trains

Single train with 3 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 4 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.

Images

References

External links


Articles on Blackpool Pleasure Beach
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