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Alton Towers ‘saw 25% attendance drop’ in 2015

Congo River Rapids at Alton Towers

Alton Towers saw a 25% fall in visitor numbers in 2015, according to a report published by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA).

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No opening date for Thorpe Park Ghost Train

Derren Browns Ghost Train

Thorpe Park has said that its latest ride – Derren Brown’s Ghost Train – will now not open before the end of May.

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Paultons Park opens £9m Lost Kingdom area

Flight of the Pterosaur

Paultons Park has today opened its new £9 million dinosaur-themed Lost Kingdom area.

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Pleasure Beach plans Mack rollercoaster for 2018

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach will open a launched rollercoaster from German manufacturers Mack Rides in 2018, Ride Rater understands.

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How rollercoaster rejection inspires weight loss

Cobra

It is a common basis for a newspaper feature – ‘person loses X stone after ride embarrassment’ – or something similar.

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Galactica stoppage: How the media responded

Galactica stoppage, 2 May 2016

Media outlets are well-known for sensationalising routine theme park occurrences, and Monday’s stoppage of Alton Towers’ Galactica ride was no different.

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Will Alton Towers recover from the Smiler crash?

Nemesis rollercoaster

The Smiler accident at Alton Towers crippled its visitor numbers in the second half of last year.

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Thorpe Park delays Ghost Train opening date

Derren Browns Ghost Train

Thorpe Park has announced that the opening of its new ride – Derren Brown’s Ghost Train – will be delayed.

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