The manager of Alton Towers has described the forthcoming SW8 rollercoaster as being “very different” to the park’s other offerings.
Local authorities and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have begun enquiries into how a lighting panel fell from a twister-style ride while it was in motion.
Southport Pleasureland has denied having the former Knightmare rollercoaster, despite reports of its presence at the site.
Dutch ride manufacturer KMG has ordered the closure of two of its flat ride models following a fatal accident in the United States.
Final plans for a multi-billion pound theme park resort in Kent will be submitted early next year, despite investors and Paramount severing ties.
Lightwater Valley has been sold to attractions operator Livingstone Leisure, for an undisclosed amount.
Alton Towers saw a slight rise in visitor numbers during the 2016 season, according to estimates by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA).
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.