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Big One (Pleasure Beach Blackpool)

Postby Simba » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:48 am

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The Big One is a steel roller coaster located at Pleasure Beach Blackpool in the United Kingdom.
The ride was originally manufactured by Arrow Dynamics, a now defunct steel coaster manufacturer. Construction of the ride began in September 1993 and lasted just over 7 months. The tubular track and supports were airlifted from Bolton to Blackpool and stored in nearby Blackpool Airport. During the start of the construction of the ride the south of Blackpool promenade was closed and pieces of the structure were stored on the road adjacent to the Pleasure Beach.

This was the second megacoaster built by Arrow Dynamics, and has been enjoyed by loads of guests since its opening in 1994, but I've got to ride it in the next couple of seasons, I don't think PBB, will get rid of it because it is their iconic ride, but I just really want to ride it.
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Re: Big One (Pleasure Beach Blackpool)

Postby Thekingin64 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:33 pm

It is a great ride! If you want a smoother ride, go near the front! The back row actually hurts with the speed it goes through that first drop corner!#

Did you know PBB actually had to get the layout of this ride changed after opening? It was changed quite majorly in 2 places.
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Re: Big One (Pleasure Beach Blackpool)

Postby Kumali » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:34 pm

Really? I never knew that! Tell me more, King.

This is a very fun ride even though it is getting very rough now.
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Re: Big One (Pleasure Beach Blackpool)

Postby Thekingin64 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:59 pm

Yea, it has. The first drop was re-aligned due to too much forces on riders as they went round the corner.

The other place is on the turnaround. The turnaround originally went along the white supports in that area but the track was realigned again to the new route it follows. The remains of the old route is nicknamed 'The big one ghost'.

You can see what I'm talking about here.
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The track originally was right against the blue box supports here.

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Originally went along the white supports.
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Re: Big One (Pleasure Beach Blackpool)

Postby Dalek Sec » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:02 am

The Big One is a great rollercoaster, the views that you get at the front on the lifthill are spectacular, but I never know the layout got altered, which is a very interesting bit of knowledge Thekingin64.
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Re: Big One (Pleasure Beach Blackpool)

Postby AdolphRose » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:47 am

It was really spectacular. I like the way it was designed. Its been great fun riding over.

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