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Blackpool Pleasure Beach | Icon | Mack Multi-Launch

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by Temleh, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. witchfinder

    witchfinder Active Member

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    To be fair, Taron was an uninspiring, nondescript sort of name but look how the coaster turned out... (Helped by some amazing theming, obviously)

    I don't mind the name Icon but the logo is not good. I can see them changing that before it opens.
     
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    Hixee Most Knowledgeable Member 2016 Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    I quite like the design of the mugs. And actually, I don't dislike the tall poster with the "ICON" text all in the same font inside the top of the dagger shape.

    Still not entirely convinced with the dagger shape as an "I", but maybe it'll grow on me.

    Also interesting that they're still using the green animation from Mack - I would have thought they'd have an updated one after the proper announcement.
     
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    I'm loving this!
    No matter what you think about the name or the logo (or even the ride concept for that matter), you've got to love the way Blackpool are going about this.
    It's all so refreshingly... un-Merlin like.
    Ride stats, layout reveals, construction updates, photographs, name announcements, merchandise etc...
    It's all soooo much more fun than the cryptic 'Something is Coming' nonsense that we're used to in this country.
    Just look at the activity in this thread compared to the activity in the SW8 thread. I think that alone speaks volumes.
    Rock on, Blackpool. Yay for Icon!
     
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    Hixee Most Knowledgeable Member 2016 Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    I will agree with you there. This is really quite fun.

    Although the cryptic Mean Streak conversion route is also working really well... but that's probably because the ride is actually interesting. ;)
     
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    And to give Towers credit, they have put windows in the fence surrounding the construction site...;)
     
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    Yes but Alton towers doesn't have a viewing bridge at the north end of the site, or a 200ft tall coaster offering great views of the site right next to it... :)
     
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    No, its just got a skyride going over the site. :rolleyes:
     
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    This was my initial thought upon their announcement. I thought they'd have some concept images drawn up and stuff to really bulk up the *big* announcement. It's just the same video with the addition of the new logo. Would like to see a bit more to whet the appetite. Still, this is all very enjoyable stuff considering this time 10 years ago we were looking at a relocated SLC.
     
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    I heard that they are temporarily closing it in the near future when the coaster goes vertical, but correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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    Bloody hope not, the place is a ballache to get around without it..!
     
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    Chris Brown Mr CoasterForce 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Having been there on a day with the skyride down for technical reasons i can confirm its pretty awful.
     
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    Exactly why it won't close...imagine the complaints.
     
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    The complaints booth will be closed until 2018 for TLC


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    I like the name, I hate the logo.

    I agree with @Ian - the name is camp and Blackpooly.

    The Japanese influence... Sure. Makes sense to me. Japanese-inspired gardens, koi ponds and pagodas are a very common, cheap-n-nasty-trying-to-be-fancy-exotic... Thing, that you find all around the UK, both in leisure spots like Alton Towers and Blackpool Pleasure Beach, as well as people's back gardens. That works perfect for Blackpool, the capitol of cheap-n-nasty-trying-to-be-fancy - they already have an oriental maze and koi swimming around under Infusion along with an obsession for water features. It's so obnoxious whilst being tranquil and abstract and... Not Japanese. And that's great, cuz it's Blackpool. It's like they couldn't help be so them and they're probably completely unaware of it.

    But the logo? It looks... European? Like, Norse or Roman inspired? The stylised I looks great on the merchandise, but not... As part of the word logo? I don't get it? And that Kanji character just thrown in there makes it worse.

    And "dare to ride" seems a bit at odds with the theme too. Weird.
     
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    Ben Best SM Team Member 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Yh it's weird as :emoji_zipper_mouth: and a bit ugly but who cares, for one, Icon hardly wait to ride it.
     
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    Not entirely sure I like the idea of both launches being enclosed, but it'll probably make the actual ride experience better.
     
  18. ATI

    ATI Spammer of the Year & Most Improved Member 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    I don't think the whole launches are being enclosed, its just the second half of the first launch and the first half of the second launch that will be enclosed. The gift shop is supposedly going to be above the tunnels. I'm thinking they could possibly divide the trench to make it 2 tunnels, or leave both launch tracks next to each other... Its still technically 2 tunnels isn't it? :)
     
  19. Temleh

    Temleh Well-Known Member

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    ^ Technically it's one tunnel that the train passes through two times. ;)

    Who knows, there might just be another yet-to-be-announced tunnel... :p ;)
     
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    Yeah well let's hope it doesn't negatively impact any off ride views...
     

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