White knuckle riders had an even more electrifying experience on the iconic Blackpool Big One after the ride was forced to stop mid-climb in the gusting winds this afternoon (Tuesday 12th April). The Big One, which reaches a height of 235ft, had to be stopped just seconds before it reached the summit of its first terrifying drop today.
Park staff had to scale the ride by foot to rescue the riders at 2.50 p.m. due to the heavy gusts. The ride was then kept closed the rest of the day.
A spokesperson for Blackpool Pleasure Beach said: ‘At 2.50pm Blackpool Pleasure Beach stopped the Big One train on the ride’s lift hill due to sudden changes in weather conditions. Guests on the ride were reassured and escorted from the ride by Blackpool Pleasure Beach staff. Due to high gusts of wind the Big One rollercoaster closed for the remainder of the day.’