Blackpool Pleasure Beach unveils world's first water roller coaster

The north west English coastal town of Blackpool is Britain's premiere seaside resort, famous for its Eiffel Tower- like tower and its many beachfront casinos, amusement arcades, hotels, trams and donkeys which take children for rides along the beach. Its world famous Pleasure Beach has opened the world's first water roller coaster -

Pleasure beach unveils water roller coaster

19th April 2007

The world's first looping roller coaster suspended entirely over water is to be launched in Blackpool.

Infusion, the newest addition to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, has five loops and rolls, 2,200 feet of track and a top speed of more than 50mph, its creators say.

Once open, Infusion will take passengers up 120 feet in the air, and then plummet through more than 4Gs (four times the Earth's normal gravity)

The 120ft-high new ride, which will operate two trains each holding a maximum of 16 people, is being officially launched in London.
Amanda Thompson, managing director of Pleasure Beach, said: "I know white knuckle fans will love Infusion. At a cost of 8 million, it's going to attract as many as six million visitors a year.

"They come to have endless fun and to be thrilled by our unique blend of cutting-edge technology and traditional rides."

An artist's impression of Infusion, the new ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach will have a lake underneath it which will hold 4.4 million litres of water

Infusion, which will see thrill-seekers enjoying a two-and-half-minute ride suspended over a lake, has taken its place among a series of famous roller coasters at the seaside theme park.

The oldest - the Big Dipper - opened in 1921, and the most recent new addition before Infusion was the Pepsi Max Big One, which was the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world when it opened at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in 1994.

The Pepsi Max Big One in Blackpool was the tallest, fastest and steepest rollercoaster in the world when it opened in 1994.
L Gilbert
Cool. Haven't been in a coaster for decades, but I love em. Had a flight lately that was pretty close to being a coaster ride, but it's not the same. Same screetches outta passengers but the wind in the face was missing.
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