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Big Dipper Refurbishment – Celebrating 100 Years of Operation

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Big Dipper has officially reopened! After nine months of Refurbishment works, the Big Dipper has had new paint in areas and maintenance on its track and structure.

The original ‘Big Dipper’ is now 100 years old, the track was extended in 1934.

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100 Years of the Big Dipper

Fun Fact: In August 1998, American Richard Rodriguez set a world record by continuously riding the Big Dipper for over 1000 hours, he then went on to double this mark two years later to 2000 hours!

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Although not the original layout of the 1923 version
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Infusion, The Big One & Big Dipper

The ride was added to the National Heritage list on the 19th of April 2017 as a Grade II listed building.

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Riding on the Big Dipper
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Station Interior of the Big Dipper
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Station Area

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On 23rd August, Blackpool Pleasure Beach are throwing a birthday bash for there world famous classic rollercoaster and pleasure beach icon!

Celebrations will will begin when the park closes.

For more information on how to book tickets, please visit: https://www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com/shows/big-dipper-birthday-party/

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