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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:38 pm

Que genuine parts of wild mouse wood being sold in BPB shop this season! 
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Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:18 pm

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Que genuine parts of wild mouse wood being sold in BPB shop this season! 

Imagine the rush to the shop on opening day :P
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Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:29 pm

This makes me actively angry. it's a classic, historical ride and gives a unique (unexpectedly terrifying) experience that I've fond memories of riding.  The number of wooden wild mouse coasters on the planet continues to decrease. Extremely frustrating given that it's modern steel counterpart is so prevalent. It's got a pretty tiny footprint I'm not sure what they could put in place that would be an improvement in my eyes.

The fact they did it in secret before announcing it makes me think they were aware that it could result in campaigns to try and save the ride. Makes me worried for the future of other unique rides that probably aren't huge money spinners like the Steeplechase or Alice in Wonderland.
 
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Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:53 pm

From what I saw, steeplechase was on the chopping block but I don't think it will be now, Icon has been designed to fit around it. If they were to remove I'd think they'd have done it before Icon was built.
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Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:29 pm

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From what I saw, steeplechase was on the chopping block but I don't think it will be now, Icon has been designed to fit around it. If they were to remove I'd think they'd have done it before Icon was built.


From what you saw where?
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Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:47 pm

I'm not going to say the sources were reliable, as I'm not sure they're too believable but it must have been around, 2015/16 hat I saw the rumours and it was more than one person claiming one of the Thompson were reviewing its future or something similar. Don't take it as something I've said as fact as far as I know, it isn't but its not going anytime soon,If they wanted it to they would've done before Icon.

It does fit in, at the time Icon would've been in the planning stages and it would have been considered with it going into the area with steeplechase because there isn't much else they could do with that space without removing it. If I find anything I'll link it.
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Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:09 am

Couple on site photos from Amanda Thompson!

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Insane all the path interactions it has!
 
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Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:13 pm

Icon is really coming together now! Originally I wasn’t sure on the track colour but it looks a lot better than I imagined it would.

Hoping to visit BPB and try it out during my annual leave in August.
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Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:17 pm

Looks like it's going to be the best coaster in the UK!
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Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:18 pm

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Originally I wasn’t sure on the track colour but it looks a lot better than I imagined it would.

I love how Amanda said the track / support color echoes the sunsets of Blackpool. lol.
It really is coming along and I can't wait to head up to Blackpool to jump on this.
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Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:22 pm

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Dan wrote:
Originally I wasn’t sure on the track colour but it looks a lot better than I imagined it would.

I love how Amanda said the track / support color echoes the sunsets of Blackpool. lol.
It really is coming along and I can't wait to head up to Blackpool to jump on this.

But sensets are usually orangey/red. Ahh wait, this is Blackpool, The sky is grey because it is raining again...
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Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:28 pm

I really looks to be a phenomenal coaster,  brilliant use of the surroundings, if those fence posts are the final position the people watching will get impressively close at perhaps the most intense part of the ride.
 
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Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:36 am

The Mirror have done an article on Icon today. No information that we don’t already know but it does feature these images:

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach managing director Amanda Thompson told PA: "This is a key milestone in the build which marks the first in a series of thrilling interactions to guarantee riders a truly exhilarating experience.

"What we've achieved so far is impressive to see and a credit to all involved."We're looking forward to visitors getting their very first glimpse of Icon when our doors open on February 10.

Icon is going to be one of the most talked about, iconic rollercoasters of the future.”
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Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:41 am

It's BPB opening day!

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Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:29 am

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Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:16 pm

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:19 pm

The ‘iconic’ pun has been used too much now :lol
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:26 pm

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The ‘iconic’ pun has been used too much now :lol


We still have two months to go!
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:21 pm

I do believe this will become the best ride in the UK. It looks incredible, can't wait to head over this spring.
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:56 am

Now the trains are on site and the track expected to be complete this week, surely we can’t be too far away from Icon testing? I wouldn’t be surprised if we see some form of movement from it over the next couple of weeks.
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