Alton Towers: John Wardley ‘thrilled’ with wood ride

John Wardley at Alton Towers

John Wardley, the man behind some of Alton Towers’ most famous rides, has said he is “thrilled” the park is finally getting a wooden rollercoaster.

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Wicker Man: Much of fire ‘actually an illusion’

Wicker Man logo

Alton Towers has confirmed that “much of” the fire effects on the forthcoming Wicker Man rollercoaster will be illusions.

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Wicker Man: Alton Towers confirms new rollercoaster

Wicker Man rollercoaster Alton Towers

Alton Towers has confirmed that its forthcoming new rollercoaster will be called Wicker Man.

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Alton Towers to unveil SW8 rollercoaster details

SW8 logo

Alton Towers is expected to unveil the name and more details regarding its wooden rollercoaster SW8 on Monday.

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach: Wild Mouse removed

Wild Mouse Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The Wild Mouse wooden rollercoaster has been removed from Blackpool Pleasure Beach after 60 years.

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Best Park 2017: Fantasy Island wins award

Fantasy Island, Ingoldmells, near Skegness

Fantasy Island is the winner of Ride Rater’s Best Park Award for 2017, following a season of continued improvements under the Mellors Group.

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Best New Addition 2017: Rise of the Demon wins

Derren Brown's Ghost Train

Derren Brown’s Ghost Train: Rise of the Demon is the winner of Ride Rater’s Best New Addition Award for 2017, following a significant overhaul.

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Merlin Annual Passes reduced by £20 in January sale

Merlin Entertainments will discount its annual pass renewals by £20 in its forthcoming January sale.

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