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Paultons Park opens £9m Lost Kingdom area

Flight of the Pterosaur

Paultons Park has today opened its new £9 million dinosaur-themed Lost Kingdom area.

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Pleasure Beach plans Mack rollercoaster for 2018

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach will open a launched rollercoaster from German manufacturers Mack Rides in 2018, Ride Rater understands.

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Thorpe Park delays Ghost Train opening date

Derren Browns Ghost Train

Thorpe Park has announced that the opening of its new ride – Derren Brown’s Ghost Train – will be delayed.

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Alton Towers plans depict SW8 ride layout

SW8-1

Alton Towers has submitted planning documents to Staffordshire Moorlands Council that reveal the layout of its next major ride.

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Alton Towers pleads guilty to Smiler charges

Smiler train impact damage

Alton Towers operator Merlin Entertainments has pleaded guilty to charges following the Smiler rollercoaster crash last year.

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Ripsaw ride to be incorporated into Hex

Ripsaw

Alton Towers is incorporating its former Ripsaw flat ride into the Hex experience, it has emerged.

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Storms prevent east coast theme parks opening

Wipeout rollercoaster at Pleasurewood Hills

Stormy weather on Easter Monday prevented several east coast theme parks from opening.

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New book covers theme park design

Theme Park Design

A new book is being released next week which covers theme park design and “the art of themed entertainment”.

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