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Icon Set to launch on May 25 at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

An opening date has been announced for Blackpool's much-anticipated double-launch rollercoaster.

It has been confirmed that the white-knuckle ride -- billed as the "world's most interactive rollercoaster" -- will open to the public on Friday, May 25, 2018.

Icon will be the United Kingdom's first-ever double-launch rollercoaster, propelling riders at speeds of up to 52 mph during an intense, two and a half minutes. In addition to the two launch sequences, Icon interacts with Steeplechase, Big Dipper and Pleasure Beach Express 15 times. Featuring 3,740 feet of track, it has a top height of 88 feet with a maximum speed of 50 mph and acceleration topping out at 4.3G.


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