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Blackpool Pleasure Beach | Icon | Mack Multi-Launch

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

  1. elephant58

    elephant58 Active Member

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    It's got to be to do with it...I'm guessing the name and theme
     
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    Jack723 New Member

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    I hope so! Can't wait to find out what it is!
     
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    owentaylor121 Well-Known Member

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    The ride is called ICON. Terrible I know but I'm sure it will grow on us.


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    owentaylor121 Well-Known Member

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    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Eh, not completely sold, but at least it has a nice logo.
     
  6. elephant58

    elephant58 Active Member

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    Actually disgusting...
     
  7. Jack723

    Jack723 New Member

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    Erm... It's ok The branding looks great though!


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  8. Pink Cadillac

    Pink Cadillac Well-Known Member

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    Fashion icon
     
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    Bit of a weird name but I like the theme, I'm thinking massive pagoda station with some pretty landscaping and fountains outside. It will probably end up looking tacky as hell but there's loads of potential to get excited about.

    So glad they didn't go with a racecar theme, I'm much more hyped for this now.
     
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    Mysterious Sue Well-Known Member

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    That's...hmm what...yeah, I don't like it.
     
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    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Here's my issues:

    The logo is awful - it reads as 'DaggerCon' or 'Con', the I is too far away in style to the rest of the typeface's bold appearance to signify it's also a letter.

    The current brand that they had for the construction promotion is completely different in style to this, and I have inconsistencies like that. The construction MMXVIII had a quasi-Roman, clean and modern appearance - this is everything but that. It feels incredibly dated in concept, and it's brand new - it just doesn't work.

    The name - I get where they're coming from, but do they really believe that to justify this being the new 'iconic' coaster of the UK that they need to actually name it that? It feels incredibly lazy to me as a name and concept.

    The Japanese influence - why? I am struggling to understand the relevancy of Blackpool's audience to a strong Japanese theme? This screams digital design agency to me, and not internal, which brings me on to my next thing. This will without doubt be half-arsed in it's approach and apart from the logo and perhaps music, this Japanese influence will be totally lost - so, why do it?

    It feels so much like a copy and paste digital design agency proposal. Coming from a design agency that haven't worked a lot with theme parks and conducted vast market research as to what themes work with the relevant audiences at Pleasure Beach. Like they've literally said 'Oh, this theme isn't used a lot and it'd stand out/higher potential of receiving national press/free PR through it, let's go with it. I've dealt with agencies like this for a number of years and this absolutely screams of it.

    So yeah, I'm hardly a fan of it and just think that a 'generic' modernised take on this would have worked much better.
     
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    ^ agreed ; logo is awful/confusing "|COn"? - that name is bland and nothingness.
    But I don't care at all, lovely Mackpool will always be lovely, v. excited.
     
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    New video

    The symbol in the 'O' looks chinese...
     
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    Well, at least they ditched the green track (as expected).
     
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    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    It's the Kanji (Japanese) symbol for 'speed'.
     
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    Hixee Most Knowledgeable Member 2016 Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    The name is crap, and the logo is weird.

    Hopefully the coaster is actually good, otherwise it's going to be a :emoji_poop:-show.
     
  18. Pink Cadillac

    Pink Cadillac Well-Known Member

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    The "little garden of tranquility" will hopefully be a lovely Japanese garden. I can see the whole aesthetic being extremely tasteful.
     
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    Ironic, not iconic. Slowest launch coaster of recent times in the uk :confused:
     
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    Hixee Most Knowledgeable Member 2016 Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    It doesn't even break the top 10 fastest coasters in the UK:
    https://rcdb.com/rhr.htm?l=26828
     
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