Blackpool Pleasure Beach has announced that its new £16.25m roller coaster will open to guests on Friday 25 May 2018.
Amusement park stakeholders, experts and fans have been hotly anticipating the launch of Icon since work began on it in December 2016.
Now Pleasure Beach management has con- firmed that their wait is almost over and that what has been billed as “the world’s most interactive rollercoaster” will be ready to ride later this month.
Amanda Thompson OBE, managing director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed with calls and emails from people all over the world wanting to know when Icon will open to the public.
“I’m so excited to be able to answer and con- firm 25 May. We can’t wait to invite those who dare to ride to Blackpool to experience this truly incredible ride. Icon promises to set hearts racing.”
Icon, the UK’s first double launch roller-coaster, will interact with other rides at the park 15 times as it covers over a kilometre of track at speeds of more than 50 miles per hour.