Well I went today, and before I go off on one let me just say I did get to ride Icon, once, by sheer luck.
People complain about Towers downtime and operations!!! Before setting off we checked their ride status page to make sure ICON was running, it was, but the big one is down for 3 days maintenance, no biggy, we thought.
Got to the park and was told, Icon also down until later due to an issue. Kept checking the host at the entrance, nothing until by sheer luck we walked past around 1(ish) to see him opening the gate, we jumped on and got on the first ride of the day (after testing a few trains) great... ran round for another go and whilst waiting in the station bam, ride down again. Didn’t open all day after that, they gave up working on it around 2pm, just gave up. Yes I’m aware that there was probably a fault that required outside help, but they did not relay that at all to the GP, just kept saying won’t be open today... At least we got to ride it, 3 trains of people must have gone around, just 3, so lots missed out and guest services had a busy day. The ride stopped in the launch area (same place the staff were pushing an empty train back from earlier in the morning) but with people on who were stuck there for a very long time. So could have been worse, could have been stuck, or not ridden at all, but still not a lot of luck with our visit today.
Now that’s been said, great great ride, rode the back seat, lots of air time, lots of hang time, plenty of force despite reports of a slow ride, didn’t seem slow to me. Really good. Can’t say much more until I’ve rode it a few more times, which I will, next week.