Blackpool Pleasure Beach announces Mack launch coaster for 2018

September 28, 2016, 4:43 PM · Blackpool Pleasure Beach has announced its next major attraction — a double-launch Mack roller coaster that will feature a record 15 "interactions" with other rides in the English amusement park.

The £16.25m (US$21.2 million) coaster will open in Spring 2018 and feature 4.3 Gs of acceleration, on a 1.14 km (3,740 foot) course, with an 82-foot maximum drop. The ride will feature several overbanked turns and roll elements as it rush through a forest of track from other rides in the park, including Blackpool Pleasure Beach's biggest coaster, the Big One, as well as Steeplechase, Big Dipper, Pleasure Beach Express and the Grand Prix.

Here's a concept POV video, from the park.

The park says that this will be the first double-launched coaster in the United Kingdom.

Replies (5)

September 28, 2016 at 5:21 PM · The floating supports are revolutionary.
September 29, 2016 at 4:24 AM · Nice NoLimits 2 animation blackpool.
September 29, 2016 at 4:25 AM · Nice NoLimits 2 animation blackpool.

No but seriously this looks amazing. I want a major US company to buy from Mack.

September 29, 2016 at 11:56 AM · Looks a bit dull to me.

As for the "15 Interactions" thing. Blackpool pleasure beach is perhaps overloaded with rides. Taking this overloading and turning it into a selling feature (I suppose "Interactions" is more exciting to say than "It goes near other rides 15 times") is a stroke of marketing genius.

September 29, 2016 at 3:05 PM · Assuming this turns out similar to SWSD's Manta, it may not look like much but should still be a very good ride. While I doubt many would consider it the best coaster ever, it does look like an excellent addition to Blackpool Pleasure Beach and a great "all audiences" coaster.

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