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Why Blackpool is the UK’s best value theme park

Although we recently advertised the fact that Blackpool Pleasure Beach can be the most expensive theme park to leave a car at, we’ve decided that it is actually Britain’s best-value day out. An unlimited ride…


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Stoke to Alton Towers railway re-opening opposed

The proposed re-opening of the railway line between Stoke-on-Trent and Alton Towers is being opposed by a Staffordshire conservation group. A disused railway line exists between the theme park and the city of Stoke, and…


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Nemesis named UK number one in Hawker poll

Nemesis at Alton Towers is the highest-placed British steel rollercoaster in the results of the acclaimed Mitch Hawker poll. The results were revealed today, and ranked Bizarro at Six Flags New England as the world’s…


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Vote for the next sponsored ride using AV and FPTP

In a topical bit of fun, we’re asking you to vote for which Alton Towers ride you would prefer to see next receive theme-destroying, irrelevant sponsorship. Obviously I’m sure most of you would prefer none…



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Legoland submarine ride launching next week

Legoland Windsor’s new Sea Life-based ride Atlantis Submarine Voyage will open on Friday 20 May, it was revealed today. The £8 million attraction, being built by Mack Rides, will feature more than 2,500 marine creatures…


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Annual Pass holders to get one-off ERT on Thirteen

Merlin Annual Pass holders will be able to ride Thirteen during early ride time (ERT) at Alton Towers on Friday. In a special perk for this Friday the 13th only, the ride will be available alongside…


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Merlin sued by Universal over US attraction name

Merlin Entertainments are facing legal action over the name of a planned development in the United States. Universal Orlando Resort claim that the name I-Walk too closely impacts on the title of their CityWalk entertainment…