The enormous structure had already changed the Blackpool skyline and now it was set to give a huge boost to tourism of the resort. And it didnt disappoint.

When Blackpool's Big One was the 'Big Boom'

It was the most anticipated new attraction in Blackpool for decades.

Having taken two years to construct, the Pepsi Max Big One at the Pleasure Beach was all ready for its fanfare opening.

The station platform for the Pepsi Max Big One, as it was first named.
The station platform for the Pepsi Max Big One, as it was first named.
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A youngster checks his height to see if he can experience the thrills of riding  the new rollercoaster..
A youngster checks his height to see if he can experience the thrills of riding the new rollercoaster..
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Former Prime Minister John Major views a scaled model of the rollercoaster
Former Prime Minister John Major views a scaled model of the rollercoaster
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During its 30 years, the Big One has been ridden by celebrities like Gary Barlow, Tim Burton and Kate Moss, and has carriages named after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
During its 30 years, the Big One has been ridden by celebrities like Gary Barlow, Tim Burton and Kate Moss, and has carriages named after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
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