ICON, Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The BRAND NEW “ICON” ride is launched for the very first time this week at Blackpool Pleasure and we’re over the moon to be providing staff for the grand opening.

The £16.25 million ride includes copper gold carriages, crafted using the finest German steel and using state-of-the-art engineering reaches speeds of a whopping 85km.

Speaking on the significant moment, Amanda Thompson OBE, Managing Director at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, said: “We have been on an incredible journey building this rollercoaster, seeing its towering presence on the park and entwining with some of our most popular rides, it really has been epic.

Nick Thompson, Deputy Managing Director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach adds; “Seeing ICON’s first run has been fantastic, it’s so exciting to see the carriages race through the tracks and meet its new heights.

“The weeks leading up to opening will see us put a few final finishing touches to the rollercoaster, ensuring we really do deliver a unique experience to the public when we open this spectacular world-first.”

This is the UKs first double launch rollercoaster, our team are very excited to be part of the grand opening and welcoming the VIPs invited down for the official launch dates.

We’ll keep you posted.