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Big One Partial Re-Track @Pleasure Beach

Dar

Member
They haven't re-profiled it, it's always sat on them that way, they've had to bodge a load supports around the ride like that for one reason or another
 

Matt N

Well-Known Member
Didn't the supports actually move due to the ride sitting on sand or something along those lines, therefore leading to the park having to resort to things like clamps for the supports?
 

shawnoc

Member
I’m sure when they built it they went down to bedrock, I seem to remember that the foundations are incredibly deep for a coaster.
 

Nicky Borrill

Active Member
They haven't re-profiled it, it's always sat on them that way, they've had to bodge a load supports around the ride like that for one reason or another
Really??? How odd, in hundreds of visits I’ve never noticed this section sat like that... I’ve obviously seen the drop and turnaround sections where the track doesn’t match the supports due to previous retracking work, but I honestly never realised this part had been reprofiled before.

i suppose I’ve never noticed due to that section being relatively low and it’s location in the park :/
 
Wasn't at opening weekend myself due to the bad weather predictions, but was quite impressed to hear they managed to open The Big One for the majority of Saturday despite the stormy weather. It was only running on one train from what I heard probably with the fast wheels.

Reports suggest it was running pretty well including the retrack part.

Interesting to hear the station has also had a bit of a makeover with improved queue barriers at the airgates, relocation of the wristband checking to allow speedy passes merge with the main queue rather than allowing in via the exit which was really a bad system in the past. Also a dedicated front row queue line.

Overall it's good to see the big one has had quite a few things done over the last 6 months along with its new soundtrack. 👍
 
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