So, today is National Rollercoaster Day. As you may be aware, me and Charlie love visiting the UK theme parks and we’re Merlin Annual Passholder’s.
The Vampire ride at Chessington was one of his first “proper” rollercoasters to go on.
One of our other faves to ride is Wickerman at Alton Towers. We even got Charlie’s Pappy on the Octonauts rollercoaster in CBeebies land.
We were lucky enough to get to Legoland back in March right before lockdown for the opening of the Duplo Dino Coaster, the world’s first Duplo Coaster!
Fun Facts About UK Rollercoasters 🎢
The Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach is the United Kingdom’s highest rollercoaster. At 64.9 meters (around 213 feet) it also ranks among Europe’s highest coasters, placing sixth as of 2019. Additionally, it is one of the faster coasters in the UK, falling only behind Stealth at Thorpe Park. The Big One reaches a top speed of 119.1 kilometers per hour (around 74 miles per hour).
Stealth at Thorpe Park ranks as the fastest rollercoaster in the UK with a top speed of 128.7 kilometers per hour (approximately 80 miles per hour). The ride also ranks as the second highest coaster in the UK behind the Big One at Blackpool pleasure beach.
Stealth opened for operation in 2006. It is a steel Accelerator Coaster, a model of hydraulically-launched roller coasters by Swiss manufacturer Intamin, that accelerates to 80 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds, reaching a height of 62.5 meters (205 feet). Although not the faster coaster in the world, it currently has the third fastest acceleration
These facts are as of 2019 and taken from the Statista Website