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Alton Towers cites ‘human error’ in Smiler crash

The Smiler

Alton Towers has determined that “human error” was to blame for the Smiler rollercoaster crash which seriously injured five people earlier this year.

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Alton Towers ‘will mothball rides in 2016’


Alton Towers will mothball six rides and attractions during the 2016 season, the TowersStreet website is reporting.

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Thorpe Park closes Logger’s Leap ride during 2016

Logger's Leap

Thorpe Park has said that the Logger’s Leap flume ride will remain closed¬† throughout the 2016 season due to maintenance.

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Gulliver’s World contests ride spinal injury blame

Antelope at Gulliver's Warrington

Gulliver’s World theme park in Warrington is contesting a legal challenge over injuries an 12-year-old girl allegedly sustained on the Antelope rollercoaster.

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190 redundancies proposed at Alton Towers

Alton Towers

190 salaried jobs are at risk at Alton Towers after the park announced a redundancy consultation period as part of a restructuring programme.

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2015 UK theme park season draws to a close


The main theme park season in the UK has ended for the year, with most rides now closed until 2016.

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Thorpe Park and Derren Brown in three-year plan

Derren Brown

Illusionist Derren Brown’s involvement with Thorpe Park over a new ride has been a three-year collaboration, he says.

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Midweek closures at Merlin theme parks in 2016

Rameses Revenge at Chessington World of Adventures

Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park will be closed during a number of off-peak weekdays in 2016.

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Smiler ride remains under HSE prohibition notice

The SmilerThe Smiler rollercoaster at Alton Towers remains under a prohibition notice more than four months since it crashed.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) served the order preventing the ride’s use following the 2 June incident which seriously injured five people.

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Katie Hopkins depicted in Thorpe Park maze

Katie HopkinsTV star Katie Hopkins is to be depicted in a Thorpe Park scare maze attraction during its Frights Nights events.

The 40-year-old Sun newspaper columnist, noted for her controversial views, is to be depicted by masked characters in the park’s Containment attraction.

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