National Rollercoaster Day 2019: here are some of the best rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

In honour of this year's National Rollercoaster Day (Friday, August 16) here is a rundown of some of the best rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Thursday, 15th August 2019, 3:16 pm
Blackpool's best roller coasters.
Blackpool's best roller coasters.

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Reaches G forces of up to 4.5g and -1g. Opened in 1997 as as PlayStation: The Ride it was renamed in 2002 as ice Blast.
Taking what had become a popular format in UK coasters, the Pleasure Beach gave it their own special flavour by siting Infusion over the site of the old log flume ' to make it the UK's first suspended looping coaster!

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The UK's first 360 looping rollercoaster, which opened in 1979, launches from an'elevated station, does a loop-the-loop and then reverses back to its starting point.
Opened in 2000 it takes you a watery journey through ice, fire, wind and snow on Valhalla.
Described as a 'steel hypercoaster', the Big One was the tallest and steepest rollercoaster in the world on its opening in 1994 ' at 71.6m above sea level. It reaches speeds of up to 119 km/h (74 mph).
The 16.25m rollercoaster, lauched in May last year, is the UK's first double launch rollercoaster. ICON accelerates at 0-80km/h in 2.25 seconds before reaching heights of 88ft at speeds of upto 85km/h.
Thirty years old last year, the bobsled ride at the centre of the park was also built by Mack Rides, the German company behind Icon. It was the first bobsled-style coaster in the UK.
The ride was first built in 1923 by John Miller, and operates with two trains. It was designated as a Grade II listed building on 19 April 2017.
Riders pass under the 'They're Off' sign and race through 'Becher's Brook', 'Valentine's' and 'Canal Turn' before crossing the 'Winning Post'.
The ride was officially opened in 1977 by Grand National winner Red Rum, whose hoof print was also taken and is on display near the ride's exit.