ICON Opens to Select Ticket Holders and Mixed Reviews


ICON at Blackpool Pleasure Beach Opened This Weekend to a Select Group.

Here's what they had to say via Pleasure Beach Experience youtube:

ICON at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in Blackpool, England, opened to some great reviews from boarding card holders. Blackpool Pleasure Beach offered a select amount of guests to ride ICON before it opens to the public for the 2018 season. The VIP Boarding card was 25 Pounds (about $35USD) and entitled you to an exclusive ride on ICON, along with a souvenir certificate.

ICON (c) Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Reviews rang in from a number of different age groups, all positive:
"Smooth as Silk,"
"Not as forceful as I thought it might be, but it's an ideal ride for the park."
"Fantastic, Particularly enjoyed it after the second launch, the first bit is [also] really good."
"It's definitely up there [for best ride in the UK]."
"Number one UK coaster, definitely."
-Pleasure Beach Experience

Update 25/05: Then you have the opposite opinions, especially on the well-written article from Cupcakes and Coasters. "Boom, launch! And...oh, that was confusing because I expected the exhilaration of the thrill of the launch but it didn't come. Hmm. OK, what about this then, airtime hill. I braced myself to be flung Helix style from my seat, but again nothing. Ah. Oh, what about some sexy transitions? Well actually the speed we were going at meant it was more of a frolic around Steeplechase than anything. Oh..."

ICON is a great addition to the park, especially for riders that may not be a fan of the rough nature of classic coasters. The coaster features two launches, two inversions, a height of 88-feet and a top speed of 53 mph. The tight space that the coaster maneuvers around means it interacts with multiple different rides and walkways during its 3,750-feet of track.

ICON is now open to the public.

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