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Central Pier Waltzers blackpool, Blackpool | Tourist Information


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The Promenade, FY1 5BB Blackpool, United Kingdom
Blackpool, United Kingdom FY1 5

01253 623422

A waltzer in motion, an operator spins the cars A waltzer is a fairground ride that consists of a number of cars which are free to spin individually while rotating around a central point like a carousel. The floor of the ride is not flat and the cars lift and fall gently as the ride spins, the weight of the riders causing each car to rotate. Sometimes an operator will ride the platform and spin the cars by hand providing a more intense ride. Because of the combination of the ride spinning and the spinning cars, large varying g-forces are perceived as the spin of the car lines up with the rotation of the carousel and at other times opposes it. Most amusement parks and carnivals require the rider to be at least 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult.[citation needed] Reasons for this include that a small child might otherwise be thrown out onto the waltzer platform, causing serious injury or death, and may not be able to hold on sufficiently tight to avoid this. The travelling fairground waltzer are controlled by an operator in the central booth of the ride. This operator controls the speed and the duration and also, some versions can rotate both ways where as traditional waltzers turn clockwise. Often, the assistants will stand on the rotating floor of the ride and spin the cars by hand. There will be no queue as such, with would-be riders gathering around the edge of the platform, and finding themselves a seat when the ride stops. Waltzers, originally have 10 cars. However several ARK rides have been converted into a waltzer, therefore 9 and 11 car variations can be found. The cars on a waltzer can spin both ways, with the help of an operator pushing the cars around to enhance the spinning sensation. Sometimes, these cars have brakes that automatically come on when the safety bar is open. Some (more common in the Scottish region) waltzers have individual brakes in each car that is operated by an individual lever on the platforms. However some modern waltzers have a complex braking system that stops each car, automatically facing outwards for easy loading. Waltzers are common at travelling funfairs, but less common at static amusement parks. At the latter, there are often differences in the operation, such as an organised queue system and ride controls located away from the ride platform. It is also unusual for amusement park Waltzers to have staff on the moving platform spinning the cars during the ride. Add Education and Work Information Edit Likes and Interests Activities

Amusement Park Ride Near Central Pier Waltzers blackpool

Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Ocean Boulevard
Blackpool, United Kingdom FY4 1EZ

+44 (0) 871 222 1234

There’s something for everyone at Blackpool Pleasure Beach! Britain’s most ride-intensive amusement park lies in a 42 acre site on the seafront and started with just one ride in 1896. The current Managing Director, Amanda Thompson, is the great-granddaughter of its founder, W.G Bean. There are over 125 rides and attractions, plenty of places to grab a delicious bite to eat plus spectacular award winning shows. If you love thrilling white-knuckle rides then Pleasure Beach is the place for you. Boasting an amazing 10 roller coasters including the world famous Big One, classic wooden coasters the Big Dipper and the Grand National and Infusion, the world’s only suspended looping coaster completely over water. If you prefer things at a more leisurely pace you can enjoy a trip on our very own steam train, the Pleasure Beach Express, take a cruise around the world on the River Caves or ride a Cheshire cat through Alice’s Wonderland. In 2013, the world's first Wallace & Gromit ride, The Thrill-O-Matic, opened at Pleasure Beach along with an exclusive Wallace & Gromit shop. Guests can ride this unique and amazing ride, meet & greet the characters in person and purchase exclusive souvenirs to make their visit unforgettable! Whatever your tastes, there is something to suit every palette at Pleasure Beach. Pleasure Beach’s newest restaurant, the Big Pizza Kitchen serves mouthwatering pizza, delicious pasta and fresh, crispy salad. If you want to grab something on the go, Coasters, The Plaice and Burger King are perfect places to get a bite to eat. If you want something a little bit special then The Grill is ideal. Our award-winning chef serves classic favourites in stylish surroundings with views of the world famous Blackpool promenade. Blackpool Pleasure Beach is also home to the UK's only Nickelodeon Land. This collaboration with Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, is 6 acre area of Pleasure Beach featuring 12 rides, a Nickelodeon shop, exciting games, a brand new family restaurant and opportunities to meet with famous Nickelodeon characters such as Spongebob Squarepants, Dora & Diego and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. With so much to see and do there is no need to try and cram everything into just one day. Pleasure Beach has it’s very own hotel at the South end of the 42 acre park. The Big Blue Hotel is cool, chic and a haven of calm and style among the thrills of Britain’s top tourist attraction and is setting the new standard for holiday and business accommodation. This unique hotel consists of 157 beautifully designed bedrooms sized to american style specifications and sporting a totally contemporary feel. Sumptuous fabrics, state-of-the-art lighting, DVD players in every room, funky family rooms and big, big beds are just a few of the innovative touches that make all the difference. Pleasure Beach Arena is home to the spectacular Hot Ice show. This award winning show brings together skaters from around the globe to create a stunning show. Hot Ice follows in the long running tradition of spectacular shows in Blackpool. The Pleasure Beach Arena has been home to regular ice shows since 1937, making it home to the longest running ice shows in the world! Hot Ice runs at The Arena every July through to September. The show is suitable for all members of the family, with elements that appeal to everyone! There are 2 great ways to enjoy Pleasure Beach. Guests can purchase either an unlimited ride wristband or a £6 Pleasure Beach Pass which allows access to the park along with the chance to experience the Pleasure Beach Express, Chinese Puzzle Maze, South Beach Show and the Spectacular Dancing Water Show. For more information on opening dates & times visit our website www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com or call 0871 222 1234. To book tickets for Hot Ice, call 0871 222 9090 for bookings or visit www.hoticeshow.com. Gate prices are £29.99 for adults and £26.99 for Juniors and Seniors. Family packages available. Online prices are always better value especially if you take advantage of our new 10 Day Advance saver offer.

Revolution (Pleasure Beach Blackpool)
Distance: 1.5 mi Tourist Information
Pleasure Beach
Blackpool, United Kingdom FY4 1

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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.

Funky Towers - Blackpool Seafront Hotel
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
297 Promenade
Blackpool, United Kingdom FY1 6AL

+44 (0) 1253 400123

Fun Palace
Distance: 0.0 mi Tourist Information
125 Promenade
Blackpool, United Kingdom FY1 5

Library Near Central Pier Waltzers blackpool

Blackpool Libraries
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Queen Street
Blackpool, United Kingdom FY1 1PX

+44 (0) 1253 478080

Roller Coaster Near Central Pier Waltzers blackpool

Pepsi Max Big One
Distance: 1.5 mi Tourist Information
Ocean Boulevard
Blackpool, United Kingdom FY4 1EZ

Brace yourself for The Big One, Pleasure Beach biggest, fastest, scariest coaster will have you shaking in anticipation and screaming in delight. At a towering height of 235 ft it holds the crown as one of Europe's tallest rollercoasters offering three adrenaline packed minutes of coasting.

Big Dipper (Pleasure Beach Blackpool)
Distance: 1.5 mi Tourist Information
Pleasure Beach, 525 Ocean Boulevard
Blackpool, United Kingdom FY4 1EZ

Big Dipper is a wooden out and back roller coaster at Pleasure Beach Blackpool, Blackpool, England. The ride was first built in 1923 by John Miller but was extended in 1936 by Charlie Paige and Joe Emberton; adding arches over the south entrance of the park and additional drops. The ride operates with two trains, each containing three four-bench cars, seating two people per bench. The roller coaster is also referenced in the Jethro Tull song Big Dipper, from their 1976 album Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die!In August 1998, Richard Rodriguez set a world record by riding the Big Dipper for over 1000 hours. There is a plaque commemorating this event in the ride's station. Although he doubled this mark two years later to 2000 hours, Guinness World Records nullified the achievements by altering the rules in 2007 and Rodriguez's new record was set on the Big One (roller coaster) and Big Dipper and stands at 405 hours 40 minutes.Accidents (DLAN)On 11 August 2009 - two trains, carrying a total of 32 guests, collided. This resulted in 21 guests requiring treatment at a nearby hospital for injuries ranging from whiplash and broken noses, to cuts and bruises.On 5 June 2010 - there was another incident with part of a train derailing. This occurred at the same point as the 2009 crash, however there were no injuries and the ride began operating again shortly afterwards.

Revolution (Pleasure Beach Blackpool)
Distance: 1.5 mi Tourist Information
Pleasure Beach
Blackpool, United Kingdom FY4 1

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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.