Blackpool Pleasure Beach Icon ride gets redesign with Europe-first new feature

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ENSŌ will see the ride change and feature twisting carts

 

In a first for Europe, riders on ICON’s rear two seats will spin and twist freely during the ride’s existing thrilling duration.
In a first for Europe, riders on ICON’s rear two seats will spin and twist freely during the ride’s existing thrilling duration. (Image: Blackpool Pleasure Beach)

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is set to get a first for Europe next spring as riders on the rollercaoster ICON, will get two rear seats which will spin and twist freely during the ride’s duration.

ICON, the UK’s first and only double launch rollercoaster, has exhilarating high speed accelerations, twists and turns and ‘heart stopping’ interactions.

This will reportedly be turned up to a whole new level by the addition known as ENSŌ.

The experience launches riders with the same acceleration as a Formula One car, rising and swooping through numerous interactions with other rides before hitting a second launch which powers riders high above Blackpool Pleasure Beach and through to the conclusion of the exciting journey.

Left to right Thorsten Koebel (Mack-Rides) Amanda-Thompson-OBE (Blackpool Pleasure Beach) Christian von-Elverfeldt (Mack Rides)
Left to right Thorsten Koebel (Mack-Rides) Amanda-Thompson-OBE (Blackpool Pleasure Beach) Christian von-Elverfeldt (Mack Rides) (Image: Blackpool Pleasure Beach)

Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s Managing Director, Amanda Thompson OBE, met with Mack Rides Chief Executive Officer, Christian von Elverfeldt, and Chief Officer Sales and Marketing, Thorsten Koebele at the recent IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) Expo in Orlando to sign the deal.

On signing this contact with Mack Rides, Amanda Thompson OBE said: “We are delighted to once again be working with Mack Rides. We have a longstanding relationship with the Mack family and this continues the strong links between our two families. ENSŌ promises to be a thrilling addition to ICON and I can’t wait to see everyone get twisted next year.”