UK's first double launch coaster coming to Blackpool Pleasure Beach (for 2018)

    Always a fan of coasters, thought I'd share this news with those who haven't seen it..

    We are delighted to announce that we are building a new £16.25m rollercoaster.  It will be the UK’s first ever with a double-launch – an advanced technology that gives the roller coaster two powerful thrusts of acceleration during the ride. Our new coaster, codenamed ‘Construction 2018’, will feature the most number of interactions in the world with 15 interactions involving five different rides and two tunnels.

    The ride is being manufactured by Mack Rides at their world-class factory in Waldkirch, Germany, utilising the latest state-of-the-art engineering processes, including laser beam technology for extreme accuracy. The ride will open in Spring 2018.

    A double launch will see you propelled forward at high speed not only at the start of the ride, but also at a second point half way through the two and a half minute experience. Riders will experience the same levels of G force as felt by the driver of a Formula 1 car. The launch of the ride features acceleration which is 4 times that experienced in a Lamborghini Gallardo.

    Construction 2018 will reach heights of 88.5ft with drops of up to 82ft. It will interact with five other Blackpool Pleasure Beach rides including the iconic Big One, Steeplechase, Big Dipper, Pleasure Beach Express and the Grand Prix.

    Over 44,800 hours have been invested in the development to date with that number expected to treble ahead of completion.

    Deputy Managing Director, Nick Thompson, comments: “We have been working on this concept for five years now and are delighted to be able share news of our plans.

    “Construction 2018 will be fast, adrenalin fuelled and exhilarating but also smooth and comfortable – an entirely new ride experience."

    Managing Director, Amanda Thompson OBE, adds: “Construction 2018 follows in the long tradition we have at Blackpool Pleasure Beach of investing in fantastic rides and bringing first of their kind rollercoasters to the UK. I’m delighted to be able to continue this tradition and bring such a thrilling ride to the UK.”…ion


    It looks like a poor mans version of cheetah hunt

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    It looks like a poor mans version of cheetah hunt

    I can see what you mean with Cheetah Hunt having three launches..

    I remember the disappointment I felt when I discovered that one of their previous 'new' rides, Infusion, was merely a repainted Traumatizer (from Southport, after that closed down)



    It looks like a poor mans version of cheetah hunt

    Loved Cheetah over at busch gardens good times
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