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Operating
United Kingdom
Mack Rides
Steel
Sit Down
Mack Launch Coaster
Magnetic Launch (LIM/LSM)
Lap bar
5/28/18
16 250 000 £
Reviews  127
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel S. 1 month ago

    Fun Masterpiece Smoothness Theming

    Perfection. The ride is so smooth and enjoyable and is definitely one of my favourites. The only slight downside is theming, but the theming is still pretty good. I love the Japanese theme but I just wish they made it more clear.

  • Sam P.
    Sam P. 2 months ago

    Lap Bar Masterpiece Ejectors

    Despite all the hype about Icon, it still delivered and some. The airtime is insane, the best in the country by a good way. The transitions are very snappy and intense, great hangtime on the heartline roll, and the launches - whilst nowhere near the level of others - were still good enough to be very enjoyable. The trains are great, very comfortable. This is definitely a must ride for any enthusiast

  • ROLLERCOASTING DAILY

    Airtimes Pace Duration Harness Launch

    Sorry Nemesis you were number one but Icon`s in town now. The best coaster I have ever ridden without a shadow of a doubt. It`s got its faults but generally speaking blackpool knocked it out the park with this one. Its nicely stylized to a japanese cherry blossom garden I think? With a lot of gold? Honestly not too sure what it`s supposed to be stylized to but it looks banging so i`m not digging into the theming at all. It is an amusement park and not a theme park after all and for an amusement park i`m very impressed. The station is slick and modern with one of the best baggage systems ive ever seen, Greatly reduces the chances of your items being nicked. Rolling out the station you have the best anticipation music i`ve heard. Then wee. Your away. These launches ain`t great. And I wouldn`t have had a problem with them at all (its a Mack launch, they are all a bit on the slower side) IF blackpool pleasure beach hadn`t decided to put all the focus on these bland and unexciting launches. Seriously these launches now get more advertisement than the entire of the rest of the park combined. Anyway rant over and you enter the top hat. Airtime aplenty on this one and a VERY good makeup for the underwhelming start. You go into this twisty section with one moment in particular that stands out: a raised turn with a lovely dose of sideways airtime. Really fun and proper good. Downward barrel roll follows that which adds a nice dose of hangtime to the mix. 2 more pops of ejector later and all of a sudden you can`t see for love nor money cause you`ve just gone through a tunnel with the thickest mist imaginable. Perfectly placed cause that leads you into the booster launch and you cant see until your approaching into the jr immelmann. Inversion or not who gives one cause exiting this you get PULLED out your seat in a glorious moment of sideways air. From here on out its a mix of snappy low to the ground turns, higher up banked turns, s curves and a good couple of ejector hills until the final brakes are reached. Whoever said icon wasn`t intense (and its a lot of people) needs to reride the thing cause my legs felt as if i`d had one too many down the velvet coaster during parts of the second half. Genius layout. I haven`t really given it too much stick other than my little launch rant but i was expecting that. Here`s something I wasn`t expecting. The lap bar, although super comfortable has the tendency to push down on you with the force of a nightclub bouncer VERY soon after the ride has even started, killing any airtime room you might have had just after the top hat. It`s worth getting room for that element alone but don`t expect to keep any room on this. Trust me i`ve tried. VERY hard. But cause there`s no way to really push with your legs and the upper half of your body kinda surrenders with the forces you experience it`s just not really possible and the bar becomes superglued to the lower half of your body by the end of the ride. One more thing is that it`s not glossy smooth, it has got a rattle but for me that`s not really a negative, more a neutral becuase I don`t mind rougher rides and it adds character. But it does shake your head around a fair bit sometimes and can cause a bit of head ache. Overall, my new number one. Its not perfect but nothing is and its a knockout addition to an already strong park

  • Semina S.
    Semina S. 10 months ago

    Airtimes Masterpiece Duration

    Icon is a special ride that can deliver everything you want in a coaster in one. The airtime is really strong in the 2nd half and the duration is just perfect. The launches are not amazing but the 2nd one gives some good forces. Great hangtime and whip on the inversions and transitions. Really good headchoppers and it uses it’s space amazingly.

  • Robert A.
    Robert A. 10 months ago

    Capacity Comfort Duration Launch Dead spots

    Incredible ride almost entirely throughout but fizzles out towards the end. Inversions are fantastic and the entire ride is just an absolute ton of fun. I really wish I got more rides in on this. The interactions with other rides are a nice touch. The launches aren't very powerful and serve as more of a "boost" than an actual launch to get the ride up to speed. The best parts of the ride are actually sequential: barrel roll, into an airtime hill, into a completely dark tunnel with smoke, into the second boost, into the immelmann. That's a brilliant highlight there, and Icon is #1 in the UK when Olympia Looping hangs around in Germany.

  • James Kerfoot
    James Kerfoot 1 year ago

    Smoothness Hangtime Duration

    My number one UK coaster, and by quite a stretch! Memorable theme music and general theming, and great unrestrictive restraints. Icon has everything you could want in a coaster; hangtime, airtime, snappy transitions and a lengthy unrelenting duration. Absolutely wonderful coaster, and one which the Pleasurebeach should be proud of!

  • Greg Hudson
    Greg Hudson 1 year ago

    Airtimes Capacity Smoothness Dead spots

    An excellent first half, the second half meanders in places though it does have a couple of forceful moments. I think an extra inversion at the end would have rounded it up nicely.

  • Brendan Jackson

    Location Fun Harness Disappointing!

    Was expecting a bit more. Love the way it weaves through the park and other coasters at pleasure beach. Needed a few more airtime moments or snappy transitions in the second half

  • Noah Clowes
    Noah Clowes 1 year ago

    Comfort Fun Ejectors

    2 years since it opened and its still a cracking ride even on opening day 2020 when it was blowing a gale it still ran like a dream i would definetly recommend it to anyone i would even say it would be a good first looper

  • Tyler M.
    Tyler M. 1 year ago

    Airtimes Lap Bar Layout Launch

    A fantastic ride for the UK. Great airtime and force variation, plus really comfy seats and restraints (also has a track-tap clearance fail which is fantastic fun as you traverse the roll). The layout is spectacularly weaved around some of the Pleasure Beach's other rides and attractions, and the operations are usually pretty good as well. My only negative point is that the launches aren't the strongest, but it's to be expected from a Mack, however the rest of the layout absolutely makes up for it and I can 100% justify it being my #1 coaster in the UK by a country mile!

  • Element 115
    Element 115 1 year ago

    Comfort Fun Duration Dead spots

    Fantastic multilaunch with strong airtime and a great interactive layout, spectacular clearance fail with itself in back right seat, weak launches but to be expected from a mack, even better at night.

  • Will B
    Will B 1 year ago

    Airtimes Comfort Layout Launch

    Icon is absolutely incredible and definitely one of the best rides in the UK. After three rides, I definitely preferred the back row over the others, providing incredible airtime and hangtime throughout the layout. Other than the launches, the layout is perfectly designed, weaving in and out of various classic rides at the Pleasure Beach, with highlights including the top-hat, heartline roll and the glorious airtime hill in the middle of the second half.

  • Oscar Pinchbeck
    Oscar Pinchbeck 2 years ago

    Harness Smoothness Layout Launch

    Best ride in UK- really long, great airtime! The launches can be a bit weak though.

  • Craig Hoskin
    Craig Hoskin 2 years ago

    Airtimes Nice surprise! Hangtime

    Regular visitor to the pleasure beach but this was my first visit since the ride opened and it was way better than I expected. The launches are punchy if not intense, the airtime is solid and lasts much of the way round and the hangtime on the inline twist and the immelmann is excellent. The operations and dispatch times are also fantastic. Great addition to the park.

  • Moogal
    Moogal 2 years ago

    Comfort Fun Smoothness Inversions

    Every time I've ridden this I've had a massive grin on my face. It's just such an enjoyable ride. My only real criticism is that a lot of the ride is spent meandering left and right, and it would have been nice to have either more airtime or another inversion.

  • James Cook
    James Cook 2 years ago

    Nice surprise! Fun Layout Launch

    A fantastic coaster for the park! The launches aren't great, as expected really, but everything else about the ride was better than I expected. My favourite moment is the immelmen loop (particularly the airtime on the exit), but really Icon isn't about specific moments, but more the whole package and layout as one. It's long, consistently fun and exciting and more forceful than I expected for sure. It's a completely different experience to any other coaster in the UK, and I couldn't be happier with the result realistically. Looooove it!

  • Poodz
    Poodz 2 years ago

    Capacity Layout Duration Disappointing! Dead spots Intensity

    Icon is a brilliantly designed coaster that is very re-rideable. It lasts a decent while and some of the elements are incredibly well shaped, including the top hat, roll, and especially the immelman. I don't find the first launch as bad as some people say it is. I can't rate Icon up there with the best coasters in the world because it lacks in what I like to call '"Oh S***" moments' (Moments that make me go "Oh S***"). It's a very fun ride, but I don't find it particularly thrilling at all. It's certainly the best coaster I've ridden that has a lack of thrilling elements to it. Mack's quality is on show here, and frankly I think they did an excellent job designing such a quality ride on such a restrictive job site.

  • Dave Scott
    Dave Scott 3 years ago

    Comfort Dead spots Layout

    Icon is a bit of a first for Blackpool. Almost all of their coasters to date had their origins in pre-CAD design; whereas Icon is very obviously a finely tuned laser-cut precision machine. Unfortunately, it is also well known that the park's owner is not much of a big coaster fan (oh, the irony!) which might have biased some of the decisions on layout. The launches on Icon are functional but insipid. The trains are like other Mack Megas excellent hardware; and the inversions effective, but not earth shattering. The ride is better once it's warmed up it has to be said. A punchier launch up to a slightly higher speed might still be possible; and would improve matters greatly. The main downside is that there is an awful lot of pointless left-to-right swaying - might have been better to sacrifice a bit of length to fit in an inversion or two extra instead. The ride has done it's job of putting Blackpool on the map; and is hopefully a good sign for future investments.

  • Sven Popelier
    Sven Popelier 3 years ago

    Inversions Duration Rattle Intensity

    Ride needs to warm up to be better. Back side is too much rattle. Could go a bit faster in the final part of the layout. Overall a decent coaster but it lacks a bit of punch.

  • Aleks W.
    Aleks W. 3 years ago

    Harness Layout Hangtime

    Favourite coaster in the UK!!! Feels like a futuristic, high-tech ride...sooooooo smooth! Mack coaster so the launches aren't as intense as an intamin but i still find them exhilarating, especially when u go through the misty tunnels. Luckily managed to ride it VIP before the official opening that made it more special. Good soundtrack too.

  • Philippe-Minh N.
    Philippe-Minh N. 3 years ago

    Comfort Fun Dead spots

    While it doesn't match the graceful brilliance of Helix or the relentlessness of Taron, Britain's first multi-launch coaster possesses many exciting moments. The ride experience, somewhat underwhelming early in the day, certainly improves in the afternoon as the coaster warms up. At its best, Icon delivers a solid mix of intense turns, snappy twists and very decent airtime. The layout does have several weaker moments, however, and feels meandering and a little uninspired at times. That is only a minor complaint though, the coaster as a whole is very fun and reridable indeed!

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    Airtimes Comfort Launch Dead spots

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    Roskaa L. 1 year ago

    Capacity Nice surprise! Comfort

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    Pace Fun Hangtime Launch

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