Velvet Coaster (Blackpool Pleasure Beach)

Roller coaster in the United Kingdom
Velvet Coaster
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Location Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Status Defunct
Operated 1909 to 1932
Replaced by Roller Coaster
Builder William Strickler
Type Wooden - Side Friction
Riders per train 16
Inversions 0

Velvet Coaster was a wooden roller coaster located at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK.


The Velvet Coaster was opened in 1909. In the early 1920s, the drops were modified to be larger and steeper. The ride closed in 1932 and components of it were reused in the construction of the Roller Coaster (now called Nickelodeon Streak).

In 2015, Wetherspoon's opened a pub in Blackpool called "The Velvet Coaster", named after this ride.


The Velvet Coaster had an oval shaped circuit.


2 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 4 rows, for a total of 16 riders per train.

External links

Articles on Blackpool Pleasure Beach