Revolution (Blackpool Pleasure Beach)

Roller coaster in the United Kingdom
Watch the on-ride POV
Revolution in 1995
Pleasure Beach Resort
Location Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Coordinates 53°47′22″N 3°03′18″W / 53.789336°N 3.054921°W / 53.789336; -3.054921
Status Operating since 1979
Rider height 127 cm minimum
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Product Launched Loop
Type Steel - Launched - Shuttle
Track layout Shuttle loop
Riders per train 16
Propulsion 2 Electric winch launches
Height 17.1 metres
Drop 14.3 metres
Top speed 72.4 km/h
Length 193.5 metres
Track inversions 1
Rider inversions 2
Duration 1:06
G-Force 4

Revolution is a steel shuttle roller coaster located at Pleasure Beach Resort 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.


The reverse launch section in 2005

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.[1]



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.

Colour scheme

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.



  1. "'Industrial' makeover for Pleasure Beach's Revolution".

External links

Articles on Pleasure Beach Resort