Roller Coaster (Killarney Springs)

Roller coaster in the United Kingdom
Roller Coaster
Cyclone at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, in 1979
Killarney Springs Family Park
Location Bude, Cornwall, England, UK
Status Defunct
Operated 2005 to 2006
Grove Land (loan)
Location St. Clears, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK
Operated During 2004
Replaced Thunderbolt
Replaced by Cyber Space
Canvey Island Amusement Park
Location Canvey Island, Essex, England, UK
Operated During 2002
Billing Aquadrome (loan)
Name Roller Coaster
Location Great Billing, Northamptonshire, England, UK
Operated During 2000
Frontierland Family Theme Park
Name Stampede
Location Morecambe, Lancashire, England, UK
Operated 1988 to 1998
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Name Cyclone
Location Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Operated 1974 to 1987
Replaced by Avalanche
Manufacturer Pinfari
Product Z40
Type Steel
Track layout Zyklon 40m layout
Riders per train 4
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Inversions 0

Roller Coaster was a steel roller coaster built by Italian manufacturer Pinfari that was previously located at Killarney Springs Family Park in Bude, Cornwall, England, UK.


The coaster originally opened as Cyclone at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in 1974. It closed after the 1987 season to make way for Avalanche. It was relocated to Frontierland Family Theme Park, also owned by the Thompson family. The ride operated until 1998, when it closed with the back section of the park.

In 2002, the coaster operated at Canvey Island Amusement Park, under the ownership of the Wilson family. It spent the 2004 season at Grove Land in Wales. It opened at Killarney Springs Family Park in 2005 and operated until 2006, when the local council ordered it to be removed as the park had not applied for planning permission to install it.[1]



Colour scheme

Red track and yellow supports.


Single cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 4 riders per car.


  1. "Killarney Springs Family Park in receivership [19/6/07]". Joyland Books. Retrieved 15 March 2021.

External links

Articles on Pleasure Beach Resort