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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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Merlin Entertainments parks reopen rapids rides

Rumba Rapids, Thorpe Park

Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Legoland Windsor have today reopened their water rapids rides following the death of a girl on a similar attraction at Drayton Manor.

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Drayton Manor remains closed on Thursday

Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor will stay closed for a second day on Thursday, while the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigates the death of an 11-year-old girl.

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Merlin parks close rapids after Drayton Manor death

Congo River Rapids at Alton Towers

Thorpe Park and Alton Towers have closed their rapids rides after an 11-year-old girl was killed at Drayton Manor yesterday.

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