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Operating
United Kingdom
Mack Rides
Steel
Sit Down
Magnetic Launch (LIM/LSM)
Lap bar
5/28/18
16 250 000 £
Reviews  94
  • Robert A.
    Robert A. 12 days ago

    Capacity Fun Duration Launch

    What an incredible ride. Only got one ride on it in the front seat but damn it's good. From the beginning to the end, you're just wondering what on earth is going on. It just doesn't stop. The airtime hill straight after the launch is great, and the near misses you get with 6-7 different rides, all of them being coasters, is so fun and you're flying above, below, next to and through them. And then you get to the barrel roll, where you slowly roll through that and experience great hangtime. The absolute highlight of this ride is how ALL of the best parts of the ride immediately follow after each other. The barrel roll into the airtime hill into the dive into a smoky tunnel into the beautiful second launch and FLYING through a junior immelmann. That sequence of events is almost unmatched with any other coaster I've done. I rarely swear on coasters, but the second half pushed one out of me! While it does die off near the end and kind of meanders its way to the final brakes, there are so many highlights of this ride. First launch is also a bit weak but I'll still give this ride 10/10.

  • James Kerfoot
    James Kerfoot 2 months 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 4 months 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
    Brendan Jackson 4 months ago

    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 8 months 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. 8 months 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 8 months 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 10 months 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.

  • Semina S.
    Semina S. 11 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.

  • Oscar Pinchbeck

    Harness Smoothness Layout Launch

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

  • Craig Hoskin
    Craig Hoskin 1 year 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.

  • Theo Brigham
    Theo Brigham 1 year ago

    Location Layout Duration Launch Airtimes Intensity

    The airtime is alright but the launches should really be 5-10mph faster it honestly crawls through most of the ride. So much missed potential as the layout is long enough for it to be Helix standard.

  • Moogal
    Moogal 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 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 2 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. 2 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. 2 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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    Jamie T. 3 days ago
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    DJBKoasteRs 2 months ago

    Comfort Fun Smoothness Launch

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    Alexandre CF 2 months ago

    Nice surprise! Ejectors Launch

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    melanie r. 3 months ago
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    Julius A. 4 months ago

    Capacity Fun Duration

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    Nisbet Hooligan 4 months ago
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    Tom F. 8 months ago

    Airtimes Comfort Launch Dead spots

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    Scott Pecqueux 8 months ago
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    Roskaa L. 9 months ago

    Capacity Nice surprise! Comfort

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    Jeff T. 10 months ago
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    Steffen Hermes 11 months ago

    Pace Fun Hangtime Launch

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    Sébastien V. 1 year ago
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    AndiFlag 1 year ago

    Lap Bar Fun Layout Launch

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    Chris Soames 1 year ago
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    Airtimes Comfort Fun

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    Marijke D. 1 year ago

    Lap Bar Hangtime Duration Rattle Launch Dead spots

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    Andrew N. 1 year ago
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    Elliot Taylor 1 year ago

    Airtimes Capacity Inversions Launch Dead spots

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    Matt Newman 1 year ago

    Airtimes Pace Smoothness

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    Joseph Bricout 2 years ago
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    Luc R. 2 years ago

    Airtimes Inversions Nice surprise! Launch

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    Florian Blond 2 years ago

    Airtimes Nice surprise! Launch Dead spots

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