Vernon's knuckle ride to Blackpool

TV star Vernon Kay has officially launched Blackpool Pleasure Beach's brand new ride Infusion. It is the world's first suspended, looping rollercoaster completely over water which cost £8m to develop. The opening event featured fireworks, ice sculptures, stilt walkers and wading violinists. Vernon said: "It's great to be back in the North West. I have been to the Pleasure Beach many times and it's great to be asked to officially open the new Infusion ride. The first drop was awesome and a real adrenalin rush. I'm sure that Infusion will be a great success and attract millions of visitors this summer."

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