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Grand National

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This racing wooden coaster is one of only three remaining mobius loop roller coasters in the world and the only one in Europe. Grand National at Pleasure Beach Blackpool was designed and built by Charles Paige in 1935. The uniqueness comes from the side-by-side racing tracks that actually form one continuous track. On Grand National riders depart from one side of the station to return to the opposite side. Each track on Grand National spans 3,302-feet and the race to the finish line begins with a six-story lift hill to a 54-foot first drop that accelerates the three-car trains to a top speed of 40 miles-per-hour.

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
1935 Wood Mobius Racer Charles Paige
  • Height
  • Drop
  • Angle Of Descent
  • Length
  • Top Speed
    miles per hour
  • G-force
  • Ride Time
    2 minutes, 20 seconds
    minutes : seconds
  • Number Of Trains
    4 - 18 passenger
  • Train Designer
    Philadelphia Toboggan Company

Grand National Facts & History

May 20, 2004 – Electrical fire destroyed the Grand National station, its four trains and two nearby rides.

October 28, 2004 – Grand National reopens after the fire damage is repaired.

Train has three cars with three rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 46 inches tall

Where to Coast

Visit Pleasure Beach Blackpool to ride this roller coaster.

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