Thursday 19 October 2017

Here's a sneak peek at the new rollercoaster coming to Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Undated handout CGI image issued by Blackpool Pleasure Beach of a new £16.25 million rollercoaster which will be named Icon.
Undated handout CGI image issued by Blackpool Pleasure Beach of a new £16.25 million rollercoaster which will be named Icon.

By Zaina Alibhai

Icon will be a first double-launch rollercoaster in the country.

A new multi-million pound rollercoaster coming to Blackpool Pleasure Beach will allow riders to experience the same acceleration as that felt by a Formula One driver.

The £16.25 million ride, the first double-launch rollercoaster in the country, will not only propel riders at the beginning of the journey but at a second midway point too.

Icon will weave through 15 of the other rides at the theme park during its two-and-a-half-minute route.

Work on the new ride, which is to be up and running by spring 2018, started in December.

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