An Icon is Born at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

23 May 2018

Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s NEW £16.25m rollercoaster ICON opens to the public.

After much anticipation, Blackpool Pleasure Beach’snew £16.25M rollercoaster ICON finally opens to the public this Friday 25th May.

After 5 years of planning and nearly 2 years since the project was announced to the public, the UK’s first ever double launch rollercoaster is ready to offer guests to the park a unique and thrilling new experience.

ICON launches visitors on an exhilarating journey where they will feel the same acceleration as a Formula 1 driver before twisting and turning at high speeds across the park, interacting with other rides. A second boost of speed will then launch riders to heights of 88.5ft, with drops of up to 82ft, giving even the bravest of thrillseekers an unforgettable ride.

As riders head towards ICON’s imposing ride station, they will head through a stunning set of Japanese inspired gates and down landscaped pathways. This journey is accompanied by ICON’s original and dramatic soundtrack which builds anticipation for the ride.

Amanda Thompson OBE, Managing Director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, comments,

“I’m so pleased that everyone can finally experience ICON. It is a simply stunning ride and I’m delighted with the look and style of it. We have created a totally unique experience here at Blackpool Pleasure Beach confirming our continued commitment to make Pleasure Beach one of the world’s greatest amusement parks.”

Nick Thompson, Deputy Managing Director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach adds “ICON has been 5 years in the planning and it’s an amazing feeling to finally be able to welcome our guests to experience it for themselves. The team at Blackpool Pleasure Beach have done a fantastic job in creating what I believe is one of the best rides in the country, if not the world.”

ICON opens to the public on Friday 25th May.
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ICON brings together the Thompson and Mack families, owners
of Blackpool Pleasure Beach and leading manufacturer of
amusement park attractions, Mack Rides respectively.
The development is the biggest of its kind in recent years and
cements Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s position as one of the
worlds’s leading amusement parks.

Key Ride facts
Total Length – 1.14 KM
Max Height – 88.5ft
Height of Drops – 82ft
Max Speed – 85 KM/H
Max Acceleration (Vertical) – 4G

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