The Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach is the UK’s Best Rollercoaster

8 August 2014

Writers of leading men’s lifestyle magazine FHM have voted the Big One rollercoaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach as the best in the UK!

A team of testers traveled the length of the country trying out rollercoasters from a number of theme parks and decided the Big One had what it takes to be the scariest and best thrill ride of them all.

The UK’s tallest rollercoaster came out on top against some of its biggest rivals for white-knuckle thrills.

This month FHM rates six coasters, including The Smiler and Oblivion at Alton Towers, The Swarm and Colossus at Thorpe Park and the Big One and Infusion at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in their quest to find the best in the UK.

Giving them a rating out of five the Big One scored top marks for giving riders the best experience and the biggest thrills as they climb 235ft to the summit then drop at speeds of up to 85mph over a mile of tracks that twist and turn across the length of the 42-acre amusement park.

The Big One’s award comes just a month after Blackpool Pleasure Beach was awarded the Best Amusement Park in the UK by social review website, TripAdvisor*.

Infusion also fared well in the list, receiving four out of five by the testers who described the experience as “totally worth it”.

Dan Masoliver, FHM’s Upgrade Editor, said: “Our team of rollercoaster enthusiasts rode every thrill ride in the country before arriving in Blackpool.

“The Big One is without doubt the scariest ride in the UK. No loops, no gimmicks, just terrifying high-speed fun.”

The Big One megacoaster is just one of number of thrillseeking rides at the attraction, alongside a number of wooden coasters, family rides including the world’s first Wallace & Gromit ride, Thrill-O-Matic and the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land.

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There are two ways to experience Blackpool Pleasure Beach; you can purchase a Pleasure Beach Pass for £6 which allows you entry to the attraction, unlimited rides on the Pleasure Beach Express, explore the Chinese Maze, check out Bradley & Bella’s Learning Garden, enjoy the Spectacular Dancing Water Show and check out the show in Planet Rock. Or you can buy an Unlimited Ride Wristband, which allows you to ride all the rides all day, as many times as you like. For information on all the attractions, please visit

The new 10-day advance discount is available online throughout the 2014 season and open to everyone who is booking adult, junior and family wristbands so long as they book 10 days or more in advance of their visit chosen date of their visit. Wristbands can also be bought online up until midnight the day before your visit. Bookings can also be made easily from desktop and mobile devices.

*Blackpool Pleasure Beach is the winner of the Amusement Park of the Year via social review website, TripAdvisor. The attraction has white-knuckle rides, family thrills and memories that will last a lifetime. Nickelodeon Land opened in 2011 and is home to 12 amazing rides, while the world’s first Wallace & Gromit-themed ride, Thrill-O-Matic, opened last year.

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Issued by: Nick Hyde, Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @Pleasure_Beach


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