ICON – New Rollercoaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

After spending the last 2 and a bit years watching the construction (starting with the demolition of the Tom Sawyer bridge, then then groundworks, footers and the ride buildings and finally the track arriving and going up), Icon opened for VIP rides on 19th May, and opened fully on 25th. It’s the UK’s first double launch coaster, and the total investment is said to be £16.25m. We’re well overdue a new coaster in Blackpool, the last one being the Big One in 1994 (followed by Infusion in 2007 however this was an existing coaster relocated from another park). Continue reading “ICON – New Rollercoaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach”