We were invited by Blackpool Pleasure Beach to attend the press conference and media event for ICON. This video captures the full press conference along with a Q&A session with various different representatives. After 5 years of planning and nearly 2 years since the project was announced to the public, the UK’s first ever double launch roller coaster is ready to offer guests to the park a unique and thrilling new experience.
ICON launches visitors on an exhilarating journey where they will feel the same acceleration as a Formula 1 driver before twisting and turning at high speeds across the park, interacting with other rides. A second boost of speed will then launch riders to heights of 88.5ft, with drops of up to 82ft, giving even the bravest of thrill seekers an unforgettable ride.
As riders head towards ICON’s imposing ride station, they will head through a stunning set of Japanese inspired gates and down landscaped pathways. This journey is accompanied by ICON’s original and dramatic soundtrack which builds anticipation for the ride.
Speakers at the press conference:
Amanda Thompson OBE – Managing Director BPB
Nick Thompson – Deputy Managing Director BPB
Michael Mack – Chief Executive at Europa Park & Mack Rides
Thorsten Koebele – Sales & Marketing at Mack Rides
Alex Payne – Technical Director BPB
Steve Hughes – Director Of Engineering BPB
Andreas Anderson – Chairman of IAAPA
Jakob Wahl – IAAPA
Andy Hine MBE – Roller Coaster Club Of GB
Paul Burton – European Coaster Club
Check out our full vlog from the media event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDGBsXCwMKQ
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