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Alton Towers cites ‘human error’ in Smiler crash

The Smiler

Alton Towers has determined that “human error” was to blame for the Smiler rollercoaster crash which seriously injured five people earlier this year.

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Alton Towers ‘will mothball rides in 2016’


Alton Towers will mothball six rides and attractions during the 2016 season, the TowersStreet website is reporting.

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Ride Rater Photographer of the Year 2015


As an eventful theme park season ends in 2015, we are once again looking to name one of you our Photographer of the Year.

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Editorial: Thorpe’s new ride must be the next Hex

Derren Brown

As Thorpe Park begins to step up the marketing activity for its new enclosed attraction, it is critical that the end product matches the hype.

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Thorpe Park closes Logger’s Leap ride during 2016

Logger's Leap

Thorpe Park has said that the Logger’s Leap flume ride will remain closed¬† throughout the 2016 season due to maintenance.

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Gulliver’s World contests ride spinal injury blame

Antelope at Gulliver's Warrington

Gulliver’s World theme park in Warrington is contesting a legal challenge over injuries an 12-year-old girl allegedly sustained on the Antelope rollercoaster.

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190 redundancies proposed at Alton Towers

Alton Towers

190 salaried jobs are at risk at Alton Towers after the park announced a redundancy consultation period as part of a restructuring programme.

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2015 UK theme park season draws to a close


The main theme park season in the UK has ended for the year, with most rides now closed until 2016.

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“Simply more cost-cutting from Merlin”

What the hell is Chessington World of Adventures and the other parks thinking of by closing midweek during term time?

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Thorpe Park and Derren Brown in three-year plan

Derren Brown

Illusionist Derren Brown’s involvement with Thorpe Park over a new ride has been a three-year collaboration, he says.

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