The internet has relentlessly dented the aspirations of many a theme park for keeping new ride projects under wraps until they open.
Alton Towers has submitted a planning application for a wooden rollercoaster, scheduled to open in 2018.
Dreamland Margate has been placed into administration less than a year after it re-opened.
Alton Towers saw a 25% fall in visitor numbers in 2015, according to a report published by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA).
Thorpe Park has said that its latest ride – Derren Brown’s Ghost Train – will now not open before the end of May.
Paultons Park has today opened its new £9 million dinosaur-themed Lost Kingdom area.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach will open a launched rollercoaster from German manufacturers Mack Rides in 2018, Ride Rater understands.
It is a common basis for a newspaper feature – ‘person loses X stone after ride embarrassment’ – or something similar.