Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby A.T.I » Sat May 19, 2018 2:11 pm

Today, Icon opened for the first time for those with V.I.P boarding cards. The ride officially opens next Friday.

Here are some cool off-ride Icon shots in a video made by Theme Park Worldwide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXyRmuonCPs
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sat May 19, 2018 5:37 pm

^ It looks like a great coaster to ride! :airtime:
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby Bane » Sun May 20, 2018 1:00 pm

ICON is an excellent coaster and many of the BPB enthusiasts club have given their reviews of it now as well;



Can we hope for more MACK goodness at the Pleasure Beach soon? :b
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby Samuel » Mon May 21, 2018 9:48 am

^ Have you ridden it, Bane? I'd love to hear more.

I enjoy the enthusiasm from that channel, but it's a real pro-Blackpool group. It was doing a lot of park defending when commenters were skeptical about the often-exaggerating British hype train (it'll be the best/most fantastic/utmost unbelievably glorious coaster experience found anywhere, etc., etc.) well before it opened. Again, it seems like a friendly group, but I'm looking forward to hopefully some full TPR member reports soon!

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby JordyC » Mon May 21, 2018 10:45 am

^I am most likely visiting this park for the first time in June (along with all the other major UK parks), so I'll post my thoughts in a trip report when I have ridden it.
Despite all the hype, it really does look awesome though!
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Wed May 23, 2018 6:04 am

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As we have posted on our Twitter we are at the Icon media event. Please WAIT for TPR to post our official video before linking to someone else's video in the forum. Thank you.

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Wed May 23, 2018 6:30 am

Here's the POV that the park sent to us this morning!
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby RCjunkie » Wed May 23, 2018 6:40 am

Love how they managed to get it so close to that woody right next to it. Very low profile run too. And that fog in the tunnels is a nice effect, let's hope they can keep that running beyond the first couple years. Looks like another fun coaster.

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Wed May 23, 2018 7:44 am

Looks like a combination of Helix and Taron. That's great for most people! I'll be over at Steeplechase! =)

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Wed May 23, 2018 7:49 am

Looks great - a nice, interesting mix of elements and slow/fast sections. Obviously the coolest thing about this ride is the interaction with all the other rides, very very cool.

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