This is a sensational ride
I have to agree, however after such a massive lead up, the ride appears
dull. It is also uncomfortably rough, especially towards the end when
you skyrocket into a tunnel. However, I think the Pepsi Max deserves to
be ridden whatever the weather
I absolutely loved this
ride - it was one of the best rides I have ever been on and I have been
on quite a lot of rides. I loved the queue when I lined up for it all
you could see was out of the big window was the big hill and I was a bit
scared to go on it at first... probably mostly excited. When I finally
got on the ride my heart was beating quite fast but then when I started
going up the hill I was excited and forgot I was on the ride because of
the great view I had from going up the hill (it takes nearly 60 seconds
to get up there!) but you do realise you are on the ride when it comes
to going over the hill! Going down the hill lasted what seemed like 1
second! All I remember is seeing cars at the bottom it was so much fun
but before you know it your up the top of the second hill. Lots of ups
and downs on this ride I wouldn't recommend it to people who are afraid
of heights. But I would recommend it to people just to go on it - don't
be scared because your missing out.
Have you been on the Big One this
I never really rated it massively for airtime etc, but my God, it was
pretty brutal this year. I've been on it countless times, and never got
that big a thrill after the first drop, but for some reason every ride
(9 of them) this year has given airtime on the return dips. Methinks
they may have speeded up the lift-hill.
The ride looks fantastic, but is quite rough.
The first drop is one of the best, although would have been better if it
was straight. The dips after this are just tedium. It is a living
definition of a one drop wonder, and whilst I would rate it higher if it
just got back to the station, following the mid-course brakes, it's just
like a Vekoma Roller Skater!
Omit the first drop, and you have a scenic
railway. Obviously most things pale in comparison to the first drop
(which, incidentally, I think is over-rated), but the dips afterwards
are laughable. They don't even look steep, and provide no sensation of
coming out of your seat. The two accidents on it are a joke too. It just
shows how out of order the attitude of the Pleasure Beach actually is.
Great first drop and
speed, that's about all.
The Pepsi Max Big One is
very good. I reckon it's one of the best roller coasters in England.
A good steel coaster, the first drop, well you
didn't know what went through you but the rest of the ride let you down no
The Big One, one of the most heart racing adrenaline pumping experiences
that you will ever have. If love big drops and tight turns, you will love this
coaster and is one to ride time and time again.
I First rode the big one
for the first time in 2001 with my two of my cousins and my brother. I
was a bit nervous because I have not been on a ride like this. It was an
amazing experience and have now become a true coaster enthuisiast.
An amazing roller coaster,
despite some of the reviews this is one of the rides you must go on at
Blackpool Pleasure Beach, it's a breath-taking experience. The only criticism
is the amount of down time this ride suffers, as I was going up the lift
hill it stopped, and after 10 minutes of sitting down, waiting for it to
start I was told to get off, an experience in its self! However I must
applaud the staff who work at the big one, they really do the job well!
A great roller coaster, it's a must!
The first drop is excellent but the
ride tended to flag from this point onwards. The ride looks impressive
from the ground but ends disappointingly.
If you experience this
ride having not read any reviews, you are bound to be impressed at
first. How can any ride that looks so breathtakingly spectacular, one
that still has spectators on the ground gasping as they see the train
plunge down the first drop, not at least be epic and fun to ride?!
Waiting for the trains after seeing the ride in action and knowing that
it's the tallest and fastest coaster in Europe makes for a nerve-racking
time in the queue on the first ride. The lift hill is truly spectacular,
fast, long and steep... and the first drop is awesome - the track disappears
from under you giving the sensation of flight, then twists away to the
right at a huge speed. It's true that the rest of the ride is exhilarating
but it is also true that there is virtually no airtime or any
particularly great 'tricks', certainly not for enthusiasts. But for a
member of the public expecting a thrilling and fun ride, it will
deliver. The first drop may be the Big One's only 'white-knuckle'
element, but it is still fast, fun and certainly lives up to its name.
I do like this ride, but
after the 1st drop it gets a normal coaster, shame the beach did not
have a more twisted dropping turns and neg G filled hills.
This ride should end after
the nerve wracking lift hill and manic first drop. I found the rest of
the ride dull and criminally rough. Nice view though.