Icon roller coaster opens at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2018 8:15 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The ride is the UK’s first ever double-launch rollercoaster, propelling riders at speeds of up to 52 mph per hour during an intense, jaw-dropping two and a half minutes.

Read more and see video from The Manchester Evening News.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 1:25 PM

Point of fact – the ride is *not* the first double launch roller coaster in the UK.

The marketing people appear to have forgotten that they've had one for thirty-eight years:

https://rcdb.com/788.htm

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