“Awful day for my autistic son at Drayton Manor”

from Jane Jones

I sent my autistic son to Drayton Manor with his carer on Tuesday. The day before, I rang to ask if I could buy disabled tickets at the gate, and how much they were. I was told £18 each, which was fine. When they went to buy the tickets they charged them £27 each, and did not even ask what disability my son had.

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Planning permission given for Alton Towers SW8

GCI wooden rollercoaster (generic)

Planning permission has been granted for Alton Towers’ wooden rollercoaster, which is due to open in 2018.

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Madame Tussauds moving away from waxworks

Madame Tussauds

Waxwork museum Madame Tussauds has revealed that it shifting its focus away from the celebrity figures.

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489 injuries reported at theme parks last year

Fairground

489 injuries were reported at theme parks and fairgrounds during a 12-month period spanning 2014 and 2015, it has emerged.

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Review: Galactica rollercoaster at Alton Towers

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Galactica at Alton Towers

Alton Towers has relaunched its flying rollercoaster Air as the virtual-reality based Galactica for the 2016 season.

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‘Man falls from seat’ on Lightwater Valley ride

Black Pearl at Lightwater Valley

A man reportedly fell from his seat when a restraint ‘came up’ on the Black Pearl ride at Lightwater Valley.

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Editorial: Sun newspaper smearing Paultons Park

The Sun newspaper

The Sun newspaper is attempting to smear Paultons Park with its latest ‘investigation’ alleging cocaine use at the theme park.

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UK theme park reprimanded over hygiene issues

Ride Rater News

A British theme park was reprimanded earlier this year for issues relating to public health risks, it has emerged.

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