A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from April 26, 2021
Big Apple (roller coaster at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach, Norfolk, UK, 1998-present)

Big Apple is a Pinfari steel family roller coaster located at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (UK). The roller coaster was originally called Mini Apple and was located at Alton Towers in Staffordshire from 1982 to 1997. Big Apple has been at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach since 1998.

The Big Apple at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach is one of several “Big Apple"/"Wacky Worm” roller coasters in the UK. The RCDB website lists 707 “Big Apple"/"Wacky Worm” roller coasters.

Another “Big Apple” roller coaster is the Big Apple Coaster at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino at Las Vegas, Nevada. Astroland at Coney Island, Brooklyn, had a Big Apple roller coaster from 1977 until the park closed in 2008.


Pleasure Beach (Great Yarmouth, UK)
BIG APPLE COASTER
FAMILY RIDE
The Big Apple Coaster promises high-speed fun for children.
4 passengers sit in each of the caterpillar train’s 6 cars as they rumble round an undulating 138m steel track.
It’s the perfect first taste of a rollercoaster for any child.
Before it arrived at the Pleasure Beach in 1998, The Big Apple Coaster, made by Pinfari in 1982, was a favourite at Alton Towers.

Wikipedia (Fr): Big Apple (Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach)
Big Apple is a junior metal sitting roller coaster from Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach , located in Great Yarmouth, UK.

History
The attraction first opened in 1982 in Alton Towers Park as the Mini Apple. In 1997 she moved to Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach and renamed Big Apple.

Coasterpedia: Big Apple (Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach)
Big Apple is a Pinfari steel family roller coaster located at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, UK. It was previously located at Alton Towers in Staffordshire from 1982 to 1997. While located at Alton Towers, the ride was called Mini Apple.
Location Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, UK
Status Operating since 1998

Coasterpedia: Wacky Worm
Wacky Worm, also known as Big Apple, is a roller coaster layout produced by many different manufacturers.

The first model to use this layout was Pinfari’s Big Apple MB28, production of which began in the late 1970s. Most Wacky Worm coasters produced by other companies have the same dimensions as the Big Apple MB28.

RCDB
Big Apple
Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach (Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom)
Operating since 1998
Roller CoasterSteelSit DownFamily
Big Apple / Wacky Worm
Make: Pinfari
Model: Other / Big Apple MB28
Details
Former names Big Apple Coaster (1998 to ≤ 2011)
Relocations Alton Towers as Mini Apple
Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach as Big Apple

Twitter
Serena Cherry
@whatacoolfridge
1 parks trash was another parks treasure, Great Yarmouth snapped up the cred- appreciatively renaming it Big Apple as opposed to Mini Apple.
8:22 AM · Feb 21, 2014·Twitter Web Client

YouTube
Big Apple Great Yarmouth PLeasure Beach Onride POV
Aug 25, 2015
Matt Creek
An onside POV of Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach’s Big Apple coaster. Whilst many of these rides exist in a lot of smaller UK park’s, this model is particularly interesting in the way it used to be located at Alton Towers before coming to the Pleasure Beach in 1998.

YouTube
The Big Apple at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach (Off Ride POV)
Dec 20, 2020
Theme Park Giraffe
Experience The Big Apple at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach with this off ride point of view of the ride. The ride is based in near the beach and is a family experience! The ride actually used to be located at Alton Towers in the Cred Street park area!

Twitter
The James Master
@TheJamesMaster
Fact 20: The Big Apple coaster at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach used to be at Alton Towers.
Bonus Fact: This is not confirmed to be true but the Scenic Railway (GYPB) was actually built in 1928 not 1932 somewhere else but relocated to GYPB in 1932, making it 92 years old not 88.
3:57 PM · Dec 20, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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