Executives at Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach have revealed plans for a new £16.25m rollercoaster.
Temporarily dubbed ‘Construction 2018,’ the two-and-a half-minute ride that will run at 50mph and put punters through 4.3Gs, is scheduled to open in the spring of 2018.
Nick Thompson, deputy managing director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, said: “We have been working on this concept for five years now and are delighted to be able share news of our plans.
“Construction 2018 will be fast, adrenaline fuelled and exhilarating, but also smooth and comfortable – an entirely new ride experience. It sees a significant investment in Blackpool Pleasure Beach. We expect to see thrill seekers flock to the park to experience this UK ride first.”
“Construction 2018 follows in the long tradition we have at Blackpool Pleasure Beach of investing in fantastic rides and bringing first of their kind rollercoasters to the UK.”
The new installment – the first ever ‘double-launch’ rollercoaster which propels carriages forward at high speed twice during the ride – is manufactured by Mack Rides in Waldkirch, Germany.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s managing director, Amanda Thompson, added: “Construction 2018 follows in the long tradition we have at Blackpool Pleasure Beach of investing in fantastic rides and bringing first of their kind rollercoasters to the UK.
“Blackpool Pleasure Beach, the world’s most ride intensive amusement park, is home to the UK’s first looping coaster, Revolution, and, at the time it was built, the world’s tallest and fastest roller coaster, The Big One, plus many more thrilling rides. I’m delighted to be able to continue this tradition and bring such a thrilling ride to the UK.”