It is a common basis for a newspaper feature – ‘person loses X stone after ride embarrassment’ – or something similar.
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Media outlets are well-known for sensationalising routine theme park occurrences, and Monday’s stoppage of Alton Towers’ Galactica ride was no different.
The Smiler accident at Alton Towers crippled its visitor numbers in the second half of last year.
Thorpe Park has announced that the opening of its new ride – Derren Brown’s Ghost Train – will be delayed.
The Virginia Reel was one of the most exciting and untempered rollercoasters to have graced the world’s amusement parks.
Alton Towers has submitted planning documents to Staffordshire Moorlands Council that reveal the layout of its next major ride.
It is time that the seriously injured victims of Alton Towers’ Smiler rollercoaster accident were helped to move on with their lives properly.
Alton Towers operator Merlin Entertainments has pleaded guilty to charges following the Smiler rollercoaster crash last year.