Revolution Review - Blackpool Pleasure Beach



Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, England
If you aren't one to lose your stomache on a roller coaster, give this one a try, I bet you will.
A simple coaster that offers more than you think.

Score: ➊ ➋ ➌ ➍ ➎ ➅ ➆ ➇ ➈ ➉ 5.02/10

70th Percentile 

Height Requirement: 50" / 127cm
Top Speed: 45mph
Inversions: 1, traveled through twice.

Where to Sit on Revolution: Doesn't Matter.

Excitement: 6.0/10 For a ride with a layout that looks less exciting than a Boomerang, this actually offers much more. The hand-drafted first drop is the perfect straight-drop on a roller coaster, the launch out of the station is at such a speed that you are lifted out of your seat just enough to throw your stomache into your throat. It's like nothing I've ever felt. Going backwards is just as incredible, maybe even a little better. Not seeing the drop coming adds to the anticipation of you bracing for the downhill. Through the course again and another little pop of air before going back into the station.

Pacing: 5.0/10 It's two rides in one, the stop on the other side of this ride makes it longer than it looks. Two in one. Average score.

You could reach out and touch the track if you really wanted. Feel the wind as the train speeds by.
Technicals: 5.5/10 Technically this ride is incredible for what it is. I've never felt a drop like this, and it brings you back to the days when a ride was hand-drawn instead of calculated in a computer. The loop is nothing special, good forces and smooth - no complaints here. Nothing new or different, straightforward elements, poor throughput.

Theming: 3.6/10 Theming is non-existent, but the surroundings of the beach and park are great.

Uniqueness: 5.0/10 Not many more of these clones exist, and you really never know how much of a gem it is until you try it. It doesn't do anything that hasn't been done before, but offers a great experience like no other ride.

Score: ➊ ➋ ➌ ➍ ➎ ➅ ➆ ➇ ➈ ➉ 5.02/10 

Placement: 70th percentile among all coasters. (Ranked in the top 30% of coasters worldwide.) Better than any cloned other shuttle coaster.

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