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Operating
United Kingdom
Mack
Steel
Sit Down
Magnetic Launch (LIM/LSM)
Lap bar
5/28/18
16 250 000 £
Location
Reviews  21
  • Dave Scott
    Dave Scott 1 month 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 months 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 months 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 Nguyen

    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!

  • James Cook
    James Cook 6 months 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!

  • iac17
    iac17 29 days ago
  • JB T
    JB T 2 months ago
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel W. 2 months ago
  • Daniel Obier
    Daniel Obier 2 months ago
  • Coasterfan3657
    Coasterfan3657 3 months ago
  • Matt Newman
    Matt Newman 4 months ago

    Airtimes Pace Smoothness

  • Joseph Bricout
    Joseph Bricout 4 months ago
  • Luc R.
    Luc R. 5 months ago

    Airtimes Inversions Nice surprise! Launch

  • Romuald Geiregat
    Romuald Geiregat 5 months ago
  • Adrien Crucet
    Adrien Crucet 5 months ago
  • Dan Wright
    Dan Wright 5 months ago
  • S
    S 5 months ago
  • Florian Blond
    Florian Blond 5 months ago

    Airtimes Nice surprise! Launch Dead spots

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  • Will Garner
    Will Garner 6 months ago
  • James G.
    James G. 6 months ago