[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Thursday, 19 April 2007, 16:22 GMT 17:22 UK
Pleasure Beach's new thrill ride
Infusion provides a two-and-a-half minute thrill ride

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has launched it's newest ride - the world's first roller coaster suspended over water.

The 8m Infusion ride is 120ft (37m) high, has five loops and rolls and a top speed of 50mph.

Its 2,200ft (670m) of track will offer thrill-seekers a two-and-a-half minute ride suspended over a lake.

Pleasure Beach Managing Director Amanda Thompson said "White-knuckle fans will love Infusion. It will attract as many as six million visitors a year."

The ride takes its place among a series of celebrated roller coasters at the seaside theme park. The oldest - the Big Dipper - opened in 1921.

The most recent was the Big One, which opened in 1994 as what was then the world's tallest and fastest roller coaster.

The Infusion ride sits on the site of the demolished Log Flume.


SEE ALSO
New white knuckle ride unveiled
22 Nov 06 |  Lancashire
Ride conservation plea stepped up
16 Nov 06 |  Merseyside

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific