Nickelodeon Streak

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Nickelodeon Streak
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Train going down the first drop (Former Rollercoaster colours)
Previously known as Roller coaster
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Park section Nickelodeon Land
Coordinates 53°47′27″N 3°03′16″W / 53.790844°N 3.054395°W / 53.790844; -3.054395Coordinates: 53°47′27″N 3°03′16″W / 53.790844°N 3.054395°W / 53.790844; -3.054395
Status Operating
Opening date 1933
General statistics
Type Wood – Out and back
Designer Charles Paige
Lift/launch system Chain
Height 61 ft (19 m)
Length 2,293 ft (699 m)
Speed 35 mph (56 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 1:44
G-force 3
Height restriction 46 in (117 cm)
Trains 3 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 4 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.
Nickelodeon Streak at RCDB
Pictures of Nickelodeon Streak at RCDB

Nickelodeon Streak is a wooden out-and-back roller coaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, England. It was built in 1933 by Charles Paige and uses the lift hill and other parts of the former Velvet Coaster, which was removed in 1932.[1] From 1933 to 2010 it was known simply as Roller Coaster however after Nickelodeon Land was announced the coaster was renamed and rethemed to Nickelodeon Streak. Now removed, a train from the Velvet Coaster used to be preserved on show in the station of Roller Coaster. It is currently the second tallest wooden coaster out of the four wooden coasters at Pleasure Beach Blackpool.

Nickelodeon Streak has 3 cars per train, seating 8 people per car; 24 people per train. Before 2006, the trains had no restraints, however the newer trains currently used on the ride, taken from the Big Dipper have lap-bars.

On 27 July 2010, Pleasure Beach Blackpool unveiled plans for the creation of Nickelodeon Land, to open in time for 2011 season. Roller Coaster has been "extensively re-themed" and now operates full-time as the "Nickelodeon Streak". As well as the major re-theme and modernisation, it has been repainted orange to fit the new Nickleodeon Land area, which will have 14 rides (9 new, 5 re-themed).

Restored Velvet Coaster car on display in the Roller Coaster station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marden, Duane. "Velvet Coaster  (Pleasure Beach Blackpool)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 10 April 2008.