The BIG one

the uk's tallest rollercoaster

the big one

Changing the skyline of Blackpool forever, The BIG One was constructed in 1994 and designed by Ron Toomer and manufactured by Arrow Dynamics. Standing 235 ft above Blackpool Pleasure Beach, the iconic structure was the tallest, fastest and steepest steel rollercoaster in the world!

The clunking sounds of the lift hill slowly build anticipation, until the release at the exhilarating first drop sending riders hurtling along the track, high above the park below.

Vital statistics

Constructed: 

1994

Track Length:

5,497 ft

Max height:

235 ft

Max Speed:

85mph

Duration:

3 mins

Capacity:

1,650 riders/hour

No. of trains/cars:

3 trains with 5 cars – each carries 6 riders

Big One video courtesy of Pleasure Beach Experience on YouTube.

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