Bling (Pleasure Beach Blackpool)

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Bling alongside the Pepsi Max Big One
Pleasure Beach Blackpool
Status Closed
Opening date 1 June 2004
Closing date November 2011
Replaced by Red Arrows Sky Force
General statistics
Manufacturer Zierer
Height 100 ft (30 m)
Speed 60 mph (97 km/h)
G-force 2.5
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)

Bling was an amusement ride located within Pleasure Beach Blackpool in Lancashire, North West England. The "Star Shape"[clarification needed] ride was built by German company Zierer in 2004, the second of three to have been built to date (the first and third being on the travelling fair circuit in Germany and the UK respectively). Bling was one of the newest additions to Pleasure Beach Blackpool and was situated at the far end of the park adjacent to Burger King. It was the parks fourth tallest ride after the Pepsi Max Big One, Ice Blast and Infusion.

The base of Bling in a stationary position

The ride had a minimum height requirement of 4 ft 0 in (122 cm) and a maximum height requirement of 6 ft 5 in (196 cm). Six 'gondolas' which each seat five people reach a height of 100 ft (30 m) and spin in three different directions at speeds of up to 60 mph (97 km/h).

The ride was sold to The Skyline park in Germany where it currently operates under its new name of Sky Jet. In 2015, Bling was replaced by a Gerstlauer Sky Fly named "Red Arrows Skyforce"

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