Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:31 am
Rill'o'beily wrote:The train does look really strange without the nose car shell
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:29 am
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:48 am
Bane wrote:It's going to be the best coaster in the UK for sure.
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:32 pm
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:55 am
Canobie Coaster wrote:Rill'o'beily wrote:The train does look really strange without the nose car shell
I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought this.
Icon is exactly what this park needed. Their wooden coaster collection was fantastic, but they just needed an awesome steel coaster to back it up (though for non-enthusiasts, the Big One seems to satisfy that). If this is anything like Blue Fire or Helix, this will fill the void perfectly.
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:52 am
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:10 pm
Blackpool Pleasure Beach has today announced the official opening date of its hotly anticipated new rollercoaster – ICON, as Friday 25th May.
Since work on the new £16.25m rollercoaster commenced in December 2016, rollercoaster fans worldwide have been clamouring for news of when they’ll be able to experience the exciting new ride.
Now bosses have confirmed that the wait is almost over with the world’s most interactive rollercoaster ready to ride in just over a month’s time.
Speaking on the impending launch, Blackpool Pleasure Beach Managing Director Amanda Thompson OBE, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed with calls and e-mails from people all over the world wanting to know when ICON will open to the public.
"I’m so excited to be able to answer and confirm 25th May! We can’t wait to invite those who dare to ride to Blackpool to experience this truly incredible ride. ICON promises to set hearts racing.”
Nick Thompson, Deputy MD of Blackpool Pleasure Beach added: “The launch of ICON is an extremely exciting day for our industry, both in the UK and beyond. We couldn’t be more pleased to see and experience it here in the UK and to showcase another world first at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.”
Upon opening ICON will be the UK’s first ever double-launch rollercoaster, propelling riders at speeds of up to 85 kilometres per hour during an intense, jaw-dropping two and a half minutes of thrills and spills. The two powerful thrusts of acceleration can only be likened to that felt by Formula 1 drivers.
Over the last 16 months, over 100,000 hours of manpower have been invested in the build, with thousands of tonnes of steel shipped from Germany. The dazzling carriages, which see riders in an open seat on top of the ride with arms and legs free, arrived at the much-loved amusement park in March, and can already be seen firing around the high-shine track in preparation for the launch.
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:11 pm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:27 pm
Condor wrote:Icon should at minimum make up for the loss of the Wild Mouse.
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:08 pm
cal1br3tto wrote:Condor wrote:Icon should at minimum make up for the loss of the Wild Mouse.
That's what I'm going to keep telling myself...