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SW8 ‘very different’ to other Alton Towers rides

SW8 - Secret Weapon Eight - rollercoaster, Alton Towers

The manager of Alton Towers has described the forthcoming SW8 rollercoaster as being “very different” to the park’s other offerings.

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Enquiries over Paignton ride panel fall

Paignton beach

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.

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Pleasureland ‘doesn’t have’ Knightmare rollercoaster

Knightmare rollercoaster at Camelot

Southport Pleasureland has denied having the former Knightmare rollercoaster, despite reports of its presence at the site.

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KMG flat ride models closed following US death

KMG Afterburner

Dutch ride manufacturer KMG has ordered the closure of two of its flat ride models following a fatal accident in the United States.

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London Resort to proceed despite Paramount split

London Resort location

Final plans for a multi-billion pound theme park resort in Kent will be submitted early next year, despite investors and Paramount severing ties.

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Lightwater Valley sold to Livingstone Leisure

The Ultimate, Lightwater Valley

Lightwater Valley has been sold to attractions operator Livingstone Leisure, for an undisclosed amount.

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Alton Towers visitor numbers ‘increased in 2016’

Oblivion, Alton Towers

Alton Towers saw a slight rise in visitor numbers during the 2016 season, according to estimates by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA).

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Drayton Manor reopening after fatality

Shockwave, Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor is to reopen on Saturday, four days after an 11-year-old girl died after falling from a water ride at the theme park.

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