Blackpool Pleasure Beach has confirmed details of a new double-launching rollercoaster opening in 2018, following earlier leaks.
A ride consultant has described an environment of “pressure” relating to ride downtime at Alton Towers as being a relevant factor in the Smiler accident.
Alton Towers operator Merlin Entertainments has been fined a record £5 million for the Smiler rollercoaster accident last year.
Alton Towers personnel operated the Smiler rollercoaster in wind speeds exceeding manufacturer’s instructions the day the ride crashed last year.
Pleasure Island theme park in Cleethorpes is to close down at the end of this season, owners have announced.
Five children have been injured when a ride seat reportedly detached at a fairground in Ayr.
from Jane Jones
I sent my autistic son to Drayton Manor with his carer on Tuesday. The day before, I rang to ask if I could buy disabled tickets at the gate, and how much they were. I was told £18 each, which was fine. When they went to buy the tickets they charged them £27 each, and did not even ask what disability my son had.
Planning permission has been granted for Alton Towers’ wooden rollercoaster, which is due to open in 2018.