So it seems quite a bit has happened in the past few days up in Blackpool.
Yesterday, Theme Park Worldwide shared this
video on their Facebook page confirming that Icon has begun testing. The short video clip shows the train making it part of the way up the air time hill before rolling back, which is normal during the initial testing phase of a Mack Megacoaster, due to the launch system and magnetic brakes being tested first. A screenshot of the video is below:
Also, what appears to be the launch audio for Icon has appeared on the iTunes store. The 17-second clip is available to buy for 99p, and I really like it. I haven’t bought it but I think it will really help build suspense before the train launches.
EDIT AT 15:27:
Amanda Thompson has just tweeted
a video confirming that Icon has completed its first successful circuit.
#icon has had its first run round the track and it looks truly stunning.