It was not too long ago that Merlin Entertainments dismissed the idea of adding wooden rollercoasters to its theme parks.
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The manager of Alton Towers has described the forthcoming SW8 rollercoaster as being “very different” to the park’s other offerings.
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.
Southport Pleasureland has denied having the former Knightmare rollercoaster, despite reports of its presence at the site.
Dutch ride manufacturer KMG has ordered the closure of two of its flat ride models following a fatal accident in the United States.
Final plans for a multi-billion pound theme park resort in Kent will be submitted early next year, despite investors and Paramount severing ties.
Lightwater Valley has been sold to attractions operator Livingstone Leisure, for an undisclosed amount.
Alton Towers saw a slight rise in visitor numbers during the 2016 season, according to estimates by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA).