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Alton Towers seeks permission for wooden ride

Alton Towers logoAlton Towers is seeking planning permission for an unspecified wooden ride, a new application shows.

The ride – described as “of timber truss construction” – will feature tunnels, ground level changes, a station and pre-show building.

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Alton Towers to convert Air shop into restaurant

UploadThe shop for the Air rollercoaster at Alton Towers is to be converted into a restaurant under new plans.

A planning application for the development was lodged with Staffordshire Moorlands Council earlier today.

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Pleasure Beach season pass valid at Spain parks

PortAventuraBlackpool Pleasure Beach has teamed up with two Spanish theme parks to allow one-off admission for its season pass holders.

Holders of the Lancashire attraction’s Platinum Season Pass can now gain one admission per year to both Isla Magica and PortAventura.

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Easter Sunday police presence at Alton Towers

Alton Towers increased securityA considerable police presence and increased security is in place at Alton Towers during Easter Sunday.

The move is in-line with arrangements typically seen in recent years during Easter Sunday and also the first Sunday of the Halloween Scarefest event in October.

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Thompson ‘sticking by’ Pleasure Beach charge

Amanda ThompsonBlackpool Pleasure Beach owner Amanda Thompson has said that she is “sticking by” the £6 charge for admission to the park.

The amusement park historically was free admission with a pay-per-ride policy.

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Pleasureland Southport targets Knightmare ride

KnightmarePleasureland Southport is understood to be targeting the Knightmare rollercoaster as an addition to the amusement park.

Standing unused at the Camelot theme park since that’s attraction’s closure in 2013, the Schwarzkopf-manufactured ride has been up for sale.

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Alton Towers expands delayed ride opening policy

ThirteenAlton Towers has expanded its delayed ride opening times policy in certain areas.

The Dark Forest area – home to the Thirteen and Rita rollercoasters – now opens at 11am, one hour after the park opens.

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Alton Towers ends selected single rider queuing

NemesisAlton Towers has removed the single rider queues from the Nemesis, Nemesis Sub-Terra and Rita rides.

The park said that the Nemesis rollercoaster was able to “able to load and run quicker” without the feature.

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Alton Towers ‘reconsiders’ Blade mothballing

The BladeAlton Towers has “reconsidered” the decision to mothball the Blade flat ride, which will now continue to operate.

The 1980-built swinging attraction was scheduled to remain closed before its removal from the park later this year.

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Alton Towers mothballs Blade swinging ride

The BladeAlton Towers has mothballed its swinging ship ride The Blade after 35 years of operation.

Opening in 1980 as a traditional pirate ship ride, it is not expected to re-open before being removed from the park.

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