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|Revolution in 1995|
|Type||Steel - Launched - Shuttle|
|Track layout||Shuttle loop|
|Riders per train||16|
|Propulsion||2 Electric winch launches|
|Top speed||72.4 km/h|
Revolution is a steel shuttle roller coaster located at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK. It is an Arrow Dynamics Launched Loop installation and was the first modern inverting roller coaster in the United Kingdom. Plus, Revolution is the only non-relocated Launched Loop model still in operation.
Revolution first opened in 1979 with red track and white supports. In the 1990s Irn-Bru sponsored Revolution, renaming the ride "Irn-Bru Revolution" and repainting it orange with blue supports. This sponsorship deal ended in 2011, and all Irn-Bru branding was removed. The following year, it was repainted silver and the name was returned to its original.
The ride features two raised platforms (one of which is the station) and a vertical loop. The train is launched out of the station and through the vertical loop, on to the second platform. The train is then launched backwards through the vertical loop, reaches the station and the ride ends.
This is the only Arrow Launched Loop to have a cantilevered support structure, which has several paths passing beneath it.
Silver track and supports, used to have orange track with blue supports, with red track and white supports before that.
Single train with 4 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 16 riders per train.
- Revolution on the Roller Coaster DataBase.