Revolution, formerly Irn Bru Revolution, is an Arrow Development shuttle roller coaster at Pleasure Beach, Blackpool. It was Europe's first fully looping roller coaster. The ride consists of two raised sections of track with a vertical loop in the centre. The train is launched off the first raised platform, into the loop, and up onto the second platform, where it repeats the process in reverse. As a result of the design, riders are required to climb a series of stairs to get to the loading station. Until the introduction of Infusion, it was the park's only looping coaster.HistoryBefore being sponsored by Irn-Bru, and carrying the Irn-Bru orange and blue colours, the ride was known as "Revolution" and used to be painted red and white, with the Union Flag painted on the front and back.During the Irn-Bru period it was titled "Irn Bru Revolution". In 2011, the Irn-Bru sponsorship ended and the ride reverted to its old title.In February 2012, the park confirmed that the ride would be closed for early parts of the season in order to be painted in a new colour theme - grey and white.In popular cultureThe ride was featured on the BBC show Jim'll Fix It when a group of Cub Scouts ate their lunch whilst riding the roller coaster.A homage was featured on an advert for Irn-Bru soft drinks when a group of goths drank Irn-Bru whilst riding, resulting in them becoming completely drenched, in 2007.
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Blackpool Pleasure Beach railway station Distance: 0.1 miTourist Information Burlington Road Blackpool, United Kingdom FY4 1NY
Blackpool Pleasure Beach railway station serves Blackpool Pleasure Beach theme park. It is the penultimate station before Blackpool South on the Blackpool South to Colne line. There are no free tickets or other concessions for passengers wishing to visit the Pleasure Beach.HistoryThe station opened on 13 April 1987 at a cost of £58,000. This cost was met by Blackpool Pleasure Beach Company (£31,000), British Rail (£15,000), Lancashire County Council (£10,000) and Blackpool Borough Council (£2,000).The station has only one platform and is unstaffed.The station is on the same site as Burlington Road Halt which was open for a railmotor service between 1913 and 1949.Blackpool Pleasure Beach station is located about from Burlington Road tram stop on the Blackpool Tramway.ServicesThe station has an hourly service northbound to Blackpool South only and southbound to Kirkham and Wesham, Preston, Blackburn and Colne. All services are provided by Northern.
Blackpool Steam and Vintage Vehicle Rally Distance: 0.5 miTourist Information M55 South Car Park Blackpool, United Kingdom FY1 6BF
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