The Big One Pepsi Max Ride

The Big One Ride Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The Big One roller coaster ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach is an iconic structure towering above Blackpool and is as well known in the area as another important Blackpool landmark, The Blackpool Tower. Previously known as The Pepsi Max Big One it holds the record for being the tallest roller coaster in the UK and is visible for miles around!


Taking riders on thrilling drops, twists and turns it is a popular ride for families at Blackpool Pleasure Beach and is where many visitors head for first on arrival at this fun Blackpool theme park. Interested? Then read on to find out all you need to know about this record breaking ride.

The Big One – The Ride Experience

A siren signals the start of the excitement and the roller coaster train travels down a small dip before passing through a tunnel. The 213ft ascent then begins, you might want to hold on here as this is the scariest part of the ride!

The riders then experience an adrenaline rush at the first drop at 65 degrees which is one of the most thrilling parts of the ride. A sequence of further turns, peaks and dips brings the ride to its conclusion.

Ride Statistics and Info

Here are a few things you should know about The Big One Pepsi Max Ride…

  • You must be at least 132cm to ride.
  • The top speed reaches 85mph and the first dip has a G-force of 3.5G.
  • The rollercoaster can seat 1650 riders per hour!
  • It was designed by Ron Toomer and manufactured by Arrow Dynamics.
  • Ride photography is available to capture your thrill seeking moment.

Are you after more thrills, twist and turns? Then check out Oblivion at Alton Towers or Colossus Roller Coaster at Thorpe Park.

Looking for even more excitement when you leave a theme park? Then don’t miss all our family fun days out in our guide for things to do full of adventure here.

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