SW8: Alton Towers’ not so Secret Weapon

Alton Towers SW8

The internet has relentlessly dented the aspirations of many a theme park for keeping new ride projects under wraps until they open.

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Alton Towers plans wooden rollercoaster for 2018

SW8 wooden rollercoaster plans

Alton Towers has submitted a planning application for a wooden rollercoaster, scheduled to open in 2018.

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Dreamland Margate enters administration

Dreamland Margate's Scenic Railway rollercoaster

Dreamland Margate has been placed into administration less than a year after it re-opened.

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Alton Towers ‘saw 25% attendance drop’ in 2015

Congo River Rapids at Alton Towers

Alton Towers saw a 25% fall in visitor numbers in 2015, according to a report published by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA).

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No opening date for Thorpe Park Ghost Train

Derren Browns Ghost Train

Thorpe Park has said that its latest ride – Derren Brown’s Ghost Train – will now not open before the end of May.

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Paultons Park opens £9m Lost Kingdom area

Flight of the Pterosaur

Paultons Park has today opened its new £9 million dinosaur-themed Lost Kingdom area.

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Pleasure Beach plans Mack rollercoaster for 2018

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach will open a launched rollercoaster from German manufacturers Mack Rides in 2018, Ride Rater understands.

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How rollercoaster rejection inspires weight loss

Cobra

It is a common basis for a newspaper feature – ‘person loses X stone after ride embarrassment’ – or something similar.

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