The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State


Dating to 1914, Europe's last surviving Whip was removed from Blackpool Pleasure Beach in 2008. Designed and built by W. F. Mangels Co. of Coney Island, N.Y., the simple ride consists of two opposing turntables with a cable loop that pulls cars around a laminated wooden track. The Blackpool Whip is identical to one that operated at Dreamland.
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