Ice Blast

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Ice Blast
Ice Blast in 2018
Pleasure Beach Resort
Location Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Coordinates 53°47′33″N 3°03′18″W / 53.7924612°N 3.0549995°W / 53.7924612; -3.0549995
Status Standing but not operating
Operated 3 June 1997 to 2023
Rider height 132 cm minimum
Manufacturer S&S Worldwide
Product Space Shot
Capacity 12 per cycle
Height 54.9 metres

Ice Blast (formerly known as PlayStation: The Ride) is a Drop Tower built by US manufacturer S&S Worldwide currently located at Pleasure Beach Resort in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK. It is 54.9 metres tall and opened in 1997.


The ride was opened on 3 June 1997 by the Irish boy band Boyzone. At the time, it was called Playstation: The Ride.[1] It is situated where the Egg Scrambler was previously.[2] For the 2000 season, the ride was renamed Ice Blast. It has been sponsored by the Tango Ice Blast drink. The layout of the ride was changed such that there were two sides with two seats and two sides with four seats. Previously, the ride vehicle had three seats per side.[3]

On 2nd March 2024, park management tweeted that Ice Blast would open later in the season as the park was waiting on parts for the ride.[4]



  1. RCCDB AIRtime issue 6
  2. "BITSoftheBEACH: Ice Blast". The Magic Eye.
  3. "Ice Blast, Pleasure Beach Blackpool". Coaster Kingdom.
  4. "Pleasure Beach preparing for 'new attraction'". Ride Rater. 2024-03-02. Retrieved 2024-03-02.
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