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Ripsaw ride to be incorporated into Hex

Ripsaw

Alton Towers is incorporating its former Ripsaw flat ride into the Hex experience, it has emerged.

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Storms prevent east coast theme parks opening

Wipeout rollercoaster at Pleasurewood Hills

Stormy weather on Easter Monday prevented several east coast theme parks from opening.

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New book covers theme park design

Theme Park Design

A new book is being released next week which covers theme park design and “the art of themed entertainment”.

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Smiler ride reopens nine months after crash

The Smiler

The Smiler rollercoaster at Alton Towers has reopened to the public, nine months after an accident which seriously injured five people.

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Alton Towers marks ex-Flume site as SW8 location

SW8

Alton Towers has positioned SW8 signage at the site of the former Flume ride, describing a “ground-breaking new ride development”.

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‘Good prospect’ of tourism VAT cut

London Eye

Representatives from a campaign to cut VAT on tourist attractions have spoken of a “good prospect” of the British government making a reduction.

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Alton Towers confirms ride mothballing

Alton Towers ruins

Alton Towers has confirmed that five of its rides will remain closed when the theme park begins its 2016 season on 19 March.

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Air designer Wardley praises Galactica changes

John Wardley at Air's original launch

The original concept designer of Alton Towers’ Air rollercoaster has praised the changes made to the ride ahead of its re-launch as Galactica.

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