Blackpool Pleasure Beach are to give guests the chance to experience the UK’s tallest rollercoaster in a novel way.

Walk the Big One XL will take guests on an extended guided tour of the Big One covering many sections of the famous 235ft tall ride.

Due to the initial popularity of the event, two new dates have been added – 27 May and 24 June.

As well as climbing the 420 steps to the top of The Big One, guests will explore the ride’s maintenance area and get a better insight into how it works. They will also have the chance to climb up two exciting new points on the ride.

Walk The Big One XL will be run by members of Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s ride operations team who will guide guests through the experience, share fascinating facts and stories about the ride, and also share a few interesting tales about their time working with the famous ride.

Speaking about Walk The Big One XL, Andy Hygate, Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s Director of Operations comments: “The original Walk The Big One and Walk The Woodie events have been hugely successful so we wanted to develop a new experience to build on these and offer something completely new.

“Walk The Big One XL will take our guests to parts of the ride they will never have been to before, and experience unique views of the ride and surrounding areas. Having tried the walk myself, I can definitely say that it’s something that all fans of Blackpool Pleasure Beach will love to take part in.”