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Blackpool Pleasure Beach; NEW Double Launch Coaster Icon

April 25th, 2017 / Blackpool Pleasure Beach / No Comments »

Blackpool Pleasure Beach; ICON

The NEW double launch coaster for Blackpool Pleasure Beach has now officially been named as Icon.  Previously known at ‘construction 2018’ this latest unveiling has got coaster fans all abuzz with expectation.  Find out more details below on this £16.5 million project that is set to open spring 2018.

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach; Icon

We’re hoping that the unveiling of such an ambitious name for the latest coaster to hit Blackpool Pleasure Beach will live up to expectation when it opens in spring 2018.  This £16.5 million project will provide guests with the UK’s first ever double-launch coaster with a virtual tour recently released to give coaster fans a sneaky preview of what’s in store, (see above). This preview initially outlines the new 16 seat coaster & route before moving towards a virtual tour of the experience.

At a cost of £16.25m to build, this NEW ride for Blackpool Pleasure Beach comes with advance technology giving the coaster two powerful thrusts of acceleration. This double launch propels riders at high speed both at the start of the ride as well as a second point half way through the experience for the UK’s first ever double-launch coaster. Boasting of an initial acceleration 4 times that experienced in a Lamborghini Gallardo, construction of this new ride will reach heights of 88.5ft & drops of up to 82ft!

To be manufactured by Mack Rides, Construction 2018 will feature a ground breaking 15 interactions involving 5 different rides PLUS 2 tunnels! The two and a half minute ride experience will interact with five other Blackpool Pleasure Beach rides including the Big One, Steeplechase & Big Dipper.

There are sure to be plenty of announcements to follow in the coming months so we’ll bring you more details as they come in.

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