Articles by Editor

No Image

Woman succeeds in dodgem driving record bid

A woman from Southend has successfully broken the world record for continuous driving of a dodgem car. As previously reported, 28-year-old Laura Byng was attempting to break the 24-hour record at Adventure Island in aid…


No Image

Blackpool Tower Dungeon progressing

Work at the Blackpool Tower Dungeon is progressing as the countdown to opening enters double digits. There are now just under 100 days remaining until the new attraction’s scheduled opening on 1 September. Auditioning is…


No Image

Saw Alive to re-open ‘during May half term’

Thorpe Park have stated that the live action horror maze Saw Alive will re-open during May half term. The walk-through attraction has been closed since 5 April when a fire broke out, causing considerable damage…


No Image

Merlin announce annual pass price increase

Merlin have announced an 8.3% increase in the price of their standard annual pass, effective for new passes purchased from tomorrow. The standard annual pass rises from £129.60 to £140.40. The premium variation, which does…


No Image

Woman targets dodgem driving world record

A woman from Southend will next week attempt to break the world record for continuous dodgem driving. Raising funds for the local Havens Hospices, 28-year-old Laura Byng will try and top the previous record of…


No Image

Penguin display opens at London Aquarium

Penguins: Ice Adventure, the new attraction at the Sea Life London Aquarium, has opened to the public today. An Antarctic climate has been recreated in a new area within the aquarium, which is situated adjacent…


No Image

Why Blackpool is the UK’s best value theme park

Although we recently advertised the fact that Blackpool Pleasure Beach can be the most expensive theme park to leave a car at, we’ve decided that it is actually Britain’s best-value day out. An unlimited ride…


No Image

Stoke to Alton Towers railway re-opening opposed

The proposed re-opening of the railway line between Stoke-on-Trent and Alton Towers is being opposed by a Staffordshire conservation group. A disused railway line exists between the theme park and the city of Stoke, and…