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If I recall it was loosely themed to Japan?
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There's going to be a Japanese garden or something, so by Blackpool's standards it's themed to Japan.


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Here is exclusive footage of the ride testing (Just the ride going halfway up the first hill for now):


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CoasterMac305 wrote:
What IS Icon's theme?


Well it seems we now know.

The train is supposed to look like a snake/serpent and the ride is themed to a serpent named Icon that has "been released from the depths of the Earth by a giant sword after a tidal wave hit the land of Blackpool."

This comes from someone close with the park so it's probably true.
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They look like chinese knockoff alligator purses.
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We now have a bit more footage for the ride negotiating the incline loop:



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...and here are two videos of the coaster fully negotiating the layout:




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Yeah that's a helix not an inclined loop.
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That still looks so slow. I really hope the speed is going up some more, not that it ends up as Star Trek or anything.
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Here's a great video of Icon from the Pleasure Beach Express:



Also, if you look closely into the maintenance bay at 0:41, you will see a glimpse of the zero car for Icon. Which looks the same as the one used on Helix at Liseberg.


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This fitting here is spectacular. It might ruin the Steeplechase view a bit, but wow Blackpool is one of a kind, and holy cow can you get some pretty awesome coaster views here, those pathways and supports are crazy! Imagine all the nets and other crap that a US park would put all over this track.
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No, it actually looks the polar opposite of 'incredible'. Damn that thing is ugly.
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No, it actually looks the polar opposite of 'incredible'. Damn that thing is ugly.

You do realise that it is exactly the same as Helix's zero car, just gold instead of green? ;)

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I hate the whole snakeskin pattern but the colors look nice
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You do realise that it is exactly the same as Helix's zero car, just gold instead of green? ;)


Yeah, and it looks f*ck-off bad in gold snakeskin.
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it's official, Icon will open to the public on May 25th 2018.

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Question is, are you ready to ride?

Source: https://twitter.com/Pleasure_Beach

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Still waiting on a POV of this sucker...
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Opening day is a Friday... tempting to take the day off!

Will probably be very busy though!


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Work on Icon's theming:

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Also, anyone for a view of Icon from Big One's lifthill?



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Construction Update from PBE:



Includes footage of the (Awesome) name signage on the station! :) (Skip to 7:08)


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