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Revolution

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Explore the world upside down ... twice!

Theme ParkBlackpool Pleasure Beach
TypeRollercoaster
AudienceThrillseekers
Opened1979
ManufacturerArrow Development
ModelLaunched Loop
Height56 ft
Length635 ft
Inversions1
Max Speed45 mph
Duration1 minute
Revolution's vertical loop

Revolution's vertical loop

Revolution opened in 1979 as the first 360° looping rollercoaster in Europe.

The ride is a launched shuttle coaster, which means the Revolution train is accelerated forwards from a standing start in its elevated station platform to navigate through the vertical loop.

Upon reaching the end of the track, riders are then launched backwards to experience the loop again - in reverse!

Originally the rollercoaster, which was manufactured by Arrow Development, was painted red and white. For several years it was sponsored by soft drink Irn-Bru and featured a striking orange and blue colour scheme. More recently Revolution received a new - but rather boring - grey paint job.

Revolution famously featured on the BBC TV show Jim'll Fix It when a group of cub scouts attempted to eat their lunch while riding, with the inevitable messy results.

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