Editorial: Merlin finally facing reality over wood rides

SW8 under construction at Alton Towers

It was not too long ago that Merlin Entertainments dismissed the idea of adding wooden rollercoasters to its theme parks.

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SW8 ‘very different’ to other Alton Towers rides

SW8 - Secret Weapon Eight - rollercoaster, Alton Towers

The manager of Alton Towers has described the forthcoming SW8 rollercoaster as being “very different” to the park’s other offerings.

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Enquiries over Paignton ride panel fall

Paignton beach

Local authorities and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have begun enquiries into how a lighting panel fell from a twister-style ride while it was in motion.

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Pleasureland ‘doesn’t have’ Knightmare rollercoaster

Knightmare rollercoaster at Camelot

Southport Pleasureland has denied having the former Knightmare rollercoaster, despite reports of its presence at the site.

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KMG flat ride models closed following US death

KMG Afterburner

Dutch ride manufacturer KMG has ordered the closure of two of its flat ride models following a fatal accident in the United States.

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London Resort to proceed despite Paramount split

London Resort location

Final plans for a multi-billion pound theme park resort in Kent will be submitted early next year, despite investors and Paramount severing ties.

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Lightwater Valley sold to Livingstone Leisure

The Ultimate, Lightwater Valley

Lightwater Valley has been sold to attractions operator Livingstone Leisure, for an undisclosed amount.

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Alton Towers visitor numbers ‘increased in 2016’

Oblivion, Alton Towers

Alton Towers saw a slight rise in visitor numbers during the 2016 season, according to estimates by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA).

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