How rollercoaster rejection inspires weight loss


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

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Galactica stoppage: How the media responded

Galactica stoppage, 2 May 2016

Media outlets are well-known for sensationalising routine theme park occurrences, and Monday’s stoppage of Alton Towers’ Galactica ride was no different.

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Will Alton Towers recover from the Smiler crash?

Nemesis rollercoaster

The Smiler accident at Alton Towers crippled its visitor numbers in the second half of last year.

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Thorpe Park delays Ghost Train opening date

Derren Browns Ghost Train

Thorpe Park has announced that the opening of its new ride – Derren Brown’s Ghost Train – will be delayed.

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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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