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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


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


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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Smiler ride reopens nine months after crash

The Smiler

The Smiler rollercoaster at Alton Towers has reopened to the public, nine months after an accident which seriously injured five people.

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Alton Towers marks ex-Flume site as SW8 location


Alton Towers has positioned SW8 signage at the site of the former Flume ride, describing a “ground-breaking new ride development”.

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