Explore the world upside down ... twice!
|Theme Park||Blackpool Pleasure Beach|
|Max Speed||45 mph|
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.
Riders experience Revolution's vertical loop
Revolution has a gunmetal grey paint scheme
Staircase up to Revolution's station
Visitors wait to board Revolution
Leaving the station
360 degree loop
Exiting the loop
A train at the far end, preparing to launch backwards
Blackpool's dodgems sit under Revolution's station platform
At one time Revolution was sponsored by Irn-Bru and known as Iru-Bru Revolution
Irn-Bru Revolution's loop frames Spin Doctor
The rollercoaster in its blue and orange colour scheme
Launching into the loop
Navigating the loop
Irn Bru Revolution from the Pleasure Beach Monorail