Steeplechase (Pleasure Beach Blackpool)

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Steeplechase
Steeplechase (Pleasure Beach, Blackpool).jpg
The Steeplechase at Pleasure Beach, Blackpool.
Pleasure Beach Blackpool
Coordinates 53°47′20″N 3°03′21″W / 53.7888°N 3.0558°W / 53.7888; -3.0558Coordinates: 53°47′20″N 3°03′21″W / 53.7888°N 3.0558°W / 53.7888; -3.0558
Status Operating
Opening date 1977
General statistics
Type Steel
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Inversions 0
Height restriction 50 in (127 cm)
Tracks 3
Trains Single car trains. Riders are arranged inline in 2 rows for a total of 2 riders per train.
Steeplechase at RCDB
Pictures of Steeplechase at RCDB

The Steeplechase is a three tracked racing roller coaster at Pleasure Beach Blackpool in Blackpool, England. It is a custom design made by Arrow Dynamics. 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. This is the only operating steeplechase style roller coaster left in the world. The riders sit upon a horse shaped vehicle which can seat one or two people in line. The ride has two chain lift hills and the track winds around part of the Big Dipper and underneath part of the Nickelodeon Streak. The station is located near the Pepsi Max Big One in the south of the park. Although not a high or fast coaster, riders often state that it is a lot more intense than it looks.

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