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the uk's first double launch rollercoaster

ICON with a twist

The UK’s first and only double-launch rollercoaster ICON is getting twisted this/next Summer with ENSŌ. In a first for Europe, ICON’s rear seats have been adapted so that riders can spin and twist freely during the ride’s existing thrilling duration.

ICON’s exhilarating high-speed accelerations, electrifying twists and turns and heart-stopping interactions will all be turned up to a whole new level by ENSŌ.

ICON launches riders with the same acceleration as a Formula One car, rising and swooping through numerous interactions with other rides before hitting a second launch which powers riders high above Blackpool Pleasure Beach. ENSŌ magnifies these thrills and creates a whole new experience for those who dare to get twisted.

ENSŌ is a sacred symbol in Zen Buddhism meaning circle, or sometimes, circle of togetherness. It is traditionally drawn using only one brushstroke as a meditative practice in letting go of the mind and allowing the body to create, as the singular brushstroke allows for no modifications.

Like the symbol, it is named after, once you climb aboard the ride, clear your mind and allow your body to experience the intense, thrilling experiences of ENSŌ.

Dare to get twisted!


ICON opened to the public on 25th May 2018, the UK’s first-ever double-launch rollercoaster offers guests to the park a unique and thrilling experience.

ICON launches visitors on an exhilarating journey where they experience the same acceleration as a Formula 1 driver before twisting and turning at high speeds across the park, interacting with other rides.

A second boost of speed then launch riders to heights of 88.5ft, with drops of up to 82ft, giving even the bravest of thrillseekers an unforgettable ride.

Vital statistics



Track Length:

3,750 ft

Max height:

88 ft

Max Speed:

52 mph


2 mins

No. of trains/cars:

3 trains with 4 cars – each carries 4 riders


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Take a look at our online shop where you can get exclusive ride merchandise you can’t get anywhere else in the world!