SD3033 : The Big One, Blackpool Pleasure Beach

near to South Shore, Blackpool, Great Britain

The Big One, Blackpool Pleasure Beach
The Big One, Blackpool Pleasure Beach
A view of the Pleasure Beach from the Promenade. The scene is dominated by (part of) "The Big One", the famous ride which, when it opened in 1994, was the tallest and steepest roller coaster in the world.
Pepsi Max Big One
The Pepsi Max Big One is a steel roller coaster located at Blackpool's Pleasure Beach. The ride was manufactured by Arrow Dynamics, a now defunct steel coaster manufacturer based in Bolton. The ride opened to the public on 28 May 1994 at which time it was both the tallest and steepest roller coaster in the world.

At its highest point above ground level, the ride reaches 213 feet (65m) with the first drop measuring 205 feet (62m). The first drop has an incline angle of 65 degrees and the usual maximum speed for the ride is 74 miles per hour (119 km/h). The ride lasts approximately three minutes and during this time riders normally experience positive g forces of up to 3.5G and negative g forces of up to 0.5G.

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2012
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Sunday, 12 August, 2012   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 18 August, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3043 3317 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:47.4105N 3:3.4499W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3040 3319
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