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10 injured as M&D’s Tsunami rollercoaster derails

M&D's Tsunami rollercoaster accident

10 people have been injured after the Tsunami rollercoaster at Scotland’s M&D’s theme park derailed.

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Pleasure Beach intruders activate rollercoaster

Blue Flyer at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Two intruders into Blackpool Pleasure Beach were able to activate and ride the Blue Flyer rollercoaster in the early hours of Friday morning, it has emerged.

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Date set for Alton Towers Smiler crash sentencing

The Smiler rollercoaster at Alton Towers

Alton Towers operator Merlin Entertainments will be sentenced in September for last year’s Smiler accident, which injured 16 people.

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Dreamland Margate introduces free admission

Dreamland Margate's Scenic Railway rollercoaster

Dreamland Margate has removed its entry fee, switching to a wristband and pay-per-ride system of charging.

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Boy ‘thrown’ from Caterham Carnival ghost train

Caterham Carnival alleged incident scene

A 14-year-old boy has suffered leg injuries when he was allegedly thrown from a ghost train ride at a fairground in Caterham, Surrey.

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Alton Towers plans wooden rollercoaster for 2018

SW8 wooden rollercoaster plans

Alton Towers has submitted a planning application for a wooden rollercoaster, scheduled to open in 2018.

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Dreamland Margate enters administration

Dreamland Margate's Scenic Railway rollercoaster

Dreamland Margate has been placed into administration less than a year after it re-opened.

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Alton Towers ‘saw 25% attendance drop’ in 2015

Congo River Rapids at Alton Towers

Alton Towers saw a 25% fall in visitor numbers in 2015, according to a report published by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA).

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