Blackpool Pleasure Beach: Icon - 2018 Mack Double Launch Coaster

Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by Rob, 5th Aug 2015.

  1. Coaster

    Coaster TowersStreet Member

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    Hang on a minute... WORLD'S FIRST?! :tearsofjoy:

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    https://winiconride.co.uk/

    And people thought "world's first roller coaster fusing wood and fire was bad" (it was) - this is a complete and utter lie, have they never heard of Helix (the ride Icon literally took inspiration from), Manta, Full Throttle etc?

    Their complacency and/or incompetence is shocking.
     
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    *UK's first

    Well they lie about the height and speed of the Big One so I guess they can lie about Icon as well
     
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    I think that's a typo, as they've been using "UK's first" in all of their other marketing material.
     
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    Pretty big typo to go from UK to World. No doubt they mean the world first double launch called Icon

    Have to call it Con from now on :D
     
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    It highlights a complete lack of attention to detail though, proofreading clearly hasn't been done here!
     
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    Somebody get the ASA on them now! :mad:
     
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    Makes me thing of Bernard Manning's "World Famous Embassy Club".

    It was world famous in Manchester.

    Every amusement or theme park these days is obsessed with branding everything a world's first. I'm not convinced it makes a huge difference to gate numbers as the concept is so jaded.

    I'm not even convinced that it ever did, when the World Firsts were genuine.
     
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    I suppose advertising as a world’s first can’t harm the number of visitors drawn in. If you know it’s not a world’s first, you’re probably already planning a visit. If not, it could attract you.

    It just feels a bit shady to adopt such a strategy though. Especially when this ride should be sold on its quality, rather than pushing any gimmick. I thought the industry had started to move on from that.
     
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    Looks more like a mistake than a strategy to me.

    They should say "UK's first magnetically launched roller coaster", that would sound cool. Or just emphasise how much longer it is than Velocity, Rita etc. I think long roller coasters are underappreciated.
     
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    Probably used the same marketing agency as Merlin
     
  11. Coaster

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    On reflection, I like the TV advert but feel that the second half is quite weak. The industrial first half is really clever, but I feel that it should have been more "human" in the second half focusing on people riding the ride, with a few POV shots showing some of the elements it does etc.

    It's a very well produced advert, but I don't think it screams "new roller coaster, ride it now" enough.
     
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    Advert mostly reminds me of the opening credits of How It's Made.

    It's a darn sight better than that laughabbly amateur non-icon TV ad they were showing earlier in the year.
     
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    Oh deary me Blackpool. World's first double launch coaster? Someone either just doesn't care about making facts up, doesn't have a clue about what they are doing or both! Blatant fasle advertsing.

    As for the TV advert, I quite like it.

    :)
     
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    Amanda said that wasn't her advert so I dunno what happened there ...

    Anyway! ... Not long now till it's open :D

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    The advert reminds me of the classic Robot Wars opening titles, which is fine by me.
     
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    My god I loved the old robot wars ... New ones are rubbish lol

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    Some one isn't happy lol [​IMG]

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    It’s all a load of tosh technically the Pleasure Beach have had a double launch coaster since 1979 :persevere:
     
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