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Paultons Park to open suspended coaster in 2016

Vekoma Suspended Family CoasterPaultons Park is to open a suspended rollercoaster for its 2016 season, the CoasterForce website has revealed.

It will be a Suspended Family Coaster from the Dutch manufacturer’s Vekoma, and operate under the name of Flight of the Pterosaur.

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Alpine rollercoaster coming to the UK

Alpine CoasterAn alpine rollercoaster at an unspecified location in the UK is heading towards the final stages of planning, organisers say.

Alpine Coaster UK is a project that has been set up to bring one the gravity-driven terrain rides to Britain.

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Drayton Manor outlines 10-year vision

ShockwaveDrayton Manor has outlined details of its plans for development in the next ten years, as part of a recent planning application.

Documents submitted to the local authorities in support of improved access to the park reveal that it hopes to increase ride capacity from 12,000 per hour to 15,000 per hour.

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Chessington fined £150,000 over 2012 girl fall

Chessington World of Adventures entranceChessington World of Adventures has been fined £150,000 following an accident in 2012.

A four-year-old girl fell around 4 metres from the elevated queue line for the Tomb Blaster ride, when rotten fencing gave way.

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Chessington admits failings following girl fall

Chessington World of Adventures logoChessington World of Adventures has admitted safety failings following an accident in 2012 which saw a girl suffer severe injuries.

The incident took place in the elevated queue line for the Tomb Blaster dark ride, where four-year-old Jessica Blake fell through fence panelling.

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach Holdings trims losses

Blackpool Pleasure BeachBlackpool Pleasure Beach (Holdings) Ltd has recorded a loss of £400,000 in the financial year to 23 March 2014.

Company accounts record this as being a £1.4 million reduction on the previous year’s losses.

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Scenic Railway damaged by high winds

UploadDreamland Margate’s Scenic Railway rollercoaster was damaged by high winds during the early hours of yesterday morning.

According to the Kent Online website, the wooden ride – which is currently under restoration – was “brought down” at around 4am.

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Merlin limits annual pass attraction access

New Merlin Annual Pass designMerlin Entertainments has limited the accessibility of its London attractions to its annual pass holders.

The company’s standard annual pass will no longer guarantee entry to the London Dungeon or Madame Tussauds, unless tickets are pre-booked.

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Flamingo Land boosting existing infrastructure

KumaliFlamingo Land has said that 2015 will be a year of investment into its existing infrastructure.

The park’s Director of Marketing, Sarah Mills, also told this website that they were “considering their options” for the following year.

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Chained Oak film to be available free online

Legend of the Chained OakThe film based around the Legend of the Chained Oak is to be available free online from 1 December.

Based on the same Staffordshire legend as the Hex ride at Alton Towers, it had a budget of only £500.

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