Blackpool Pleasure Beach Announces Additional Exclusive Ride Date 11 May 2018 by Visit Blackpool Such has been the demand from thrill-seekers to ride ICON, Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s new and soon-to-launch rollercoaster, the popular amusement park has extended its exclusive riding period. Further to announcing the official, public launch date (May 25th), the park has been inundated with enquiries from rollercoaster enthusiasts wanting to be amongst the first to experience the new ride. The park released limited edition boarding cards at the end of 2017, for enthusiasts wanting to bag an exclusive seat on the UK’s first double launch coaster ahead of the official opening. Blackpool Pleasure Beach has now announced the release of a further, limited amount of boarding cards, giving riders exclusive access at a specific time, in the run up to the rollercoaster opening. The boarding cards provide holders early access to the park, opening the gates for the lucky few and on the 19th & 20th May between 9am and 10am and 21st, 22nd and 25th May between 10am and 11am. Those fortunate to be amongst the first will experience one of the initial runs of the most interactive rollercoaster in the world. They will also be amongst the first to ride the UK’s first-ever double-launch rollercoaster, a significant milestone in rollercoaster history. Managing Director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Amanda Thompson OBE, commented on the announcement: “Boarding card holders really are in for the ultimate treat, gaining exclusive access to our park out of hours and riding ICON ahead of the general public. “We’ve had coaster enthusiasts from across the globe contact us to see if they can get their hands on a boarding card and be the first to ride and we cannot wait to welcome them all here in Blackpool. It’s going to be a truly iconic experience.” Set to be the most exciting rollercoaster in the country, ICON rollercoaster will propel riders to heights of 88.5ft, with drops of up to 82ft, reaching the same levels of acceleration felt by the driver of a Formula 1 car. ICON interacts with many of the park’s other rides to create a thrilling experience which riders will never forget. To be amongst the first to ride ICON, secure your boarding card at www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com/icon or call 0871 222 1234.