Virginia Reel: The rollercoaster that time forgot

Virginia Reel

The Virginia Reel was one of the most exciting and untempered rollercoasters to have graced the world’s amusement parks.

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Alton Towers plans depict SW8 ride layout


Alton Towers has submitted planning documents to Staffordshire Moorlands Council that reveal the layout of its next major ride.

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Editorial: Smiler victims need better guidance

Smiler crash victims attend court

It is time that the seriously injured victims of Alton Towers’ Smiler rollercoaster accident were helped to move on with their lives properly.

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Alton Towers pleads guilty to Smiler charges

Smiler train impact damage

Alton Towers operator Merlin Entertainments has pleaded guilty to charges following the Smiler rollercoaster crash last year.

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An app that counts the rides you’ve been on

Auto Ride Count app

A mobile phone application has been launched that could have a certain appeal to theme park enthusiasts.

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“Towers Loving Care does nothing for me”

from Stuart McNeal

Sadly the Alton Towers’ Towers Loving Care programme is doing nothing for me apart from the monorail at the car park, and Nemesis. I failed to see anything different when walking around.

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Ripsaw ride to be incorporated into Hex


Alton Towers is incorporating its former Ripsaw flat ride into the Hex experience, it has emerged.

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Storms prevent east coast theme parks opening

Wipeout rollercoaster at Pleasurewood Hills

Stormy weather on Easter Monday prevented several east coast theme parks from opening.

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