FANDOM


Virginia Reel
Statistics

Park

Pleasure Beach Blackpool

Location

Blackpool, England, UK

Opened

1922

Closed

1982

Builder

William Strickler

Type

Wooden Spinning

Inversions

0

Virginia Reel was a wooden sit downspinning Roller Coaster at Pleasure Beach Blackpool, UK.

DesignEdit

This ride predates the Spinning Wild Mouse type coasters seen today. It had several spinning cars that run across wooden track (Similar to a Side-Friction Roller Coaster). There were several switchbacks aswell.

Instead of big hills or banks, Virginia Reels featured many unbanked turns and switchbacks to spin their tubs as much as possible. Near the end of the ride were a few helices and a relatively steep drop into a tunnel.

NameEdit

The Virginia Reel was not named after the way the cars 'reeled' down the track nor the country dance. It was named after the rides creator, Luna Virginia Riehl, the daughter of the ride's creator - a Mr Henry Elmer Riehl of New York USA who patented the ride on November 26, 1907 (Patent Number 872253).

Pleasure Beach Blackpool Roller Coasters
Operating AvalancheBig DipperBig OneBlue FlyerGrand NationalInfusionNickelodeon StreakRevolutionSteeplechaseWild Mouse
Former Big AppleCircus ClownCycloneScenic RailwaySpace Invader 2SwitchbackTokaydo ExpressVelvet CoasterVirginia Reel

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.