The Grand National is a wooden roller coaster located at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in Blackpool, Lancashire in the United Kingdom.It was designed and constructed by American engineer Charles Paige in 1935 and is now one of two surviving wooden Möbius Loop roller coasters in the world (the other being Racer at Kennywood).
- 54 ft (16 m)
- 46 in (117 cm)
- 62 ft (19 m)
- 40 mph (64 km/h)
May 27, 2013 · The Grand National is a wooden twin track racing roller coaster by category. Known affectionately as “The Nash” by people who grew up in Blackpool, the ride offers many moments of “airtime” that stomach churning moment of weightlessness at the top of each drop. They built it in 1935 to the plans of respected roller coaster designer ...
The Grand National opened in 1935. At the time it was the biggest roller coaster at the park. The ride was built by Charles Paige, and the station was designed by Joseph Emberton, an architect of many Pleasure Beachbuildings during the 1920s and 30s. In the early 1990s, Andy Hine, the chairman of the Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain, was married on the ride. A plaque with his name is installed on one of the trains. On 20 May 2004, an electrical fault in the lighting system of the roof of the station caused a fire which destroyed the entire station and both the trains, aswell as damaging two nearby rides. The stationwas rebuilt and new trains were installed. The ride re-opened on 28 October 2004 after repairs were completed. At the start of 2010 Pleasure Beach staff said that due to an electrical fault the ride had, it would not run for some time. However it was running again in July 2010. Due to the roughness of the ride, a sign was erected In the 2018 season stating that all ri...
The Grand National is themed and named after the horse race of the same name. The trains climb the lift hilland pass under the 'They're Off' sign and race through 'Becher's Brook', 'Valentine's' and 'Canal Turn' before returning to the 'Winning Post'.
As of April 2016, the Pleasure Beach website incorrectly describes the Grand National as a "twin-track" coaster. It is actually a Möbius Loop (that is, single-track) coaster.
- Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
- Pleasure Beach Blackpool
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This racing wooden coaster is one of only three remaining mobius loop roller coasters in the world and the only one in Europe. Grand National at Pleasure Beach Blackpool was designed and built by Charles Paige in 1935. The uniqueness comes from the side-by-side racing tracks that actually form one continuous track.
Nov 07, 2016 · So, the coaster experience itself. The Grand National has a slightly lower individual train capacity than the other two woodies, but when you load two trains simultaneously this kind of makes up for that. This is definitely the roughest and most violent of the three woodies, and features some very intense moments of airtime.
On 5/20/2004 a fire destroyed the Grand National's station and damaged two nearby rides - Trauma Towers and Alice's Wonderland. The Grand National reopened on 10/28/2004 after repairs were completed.