Recent testing of Alton Towers’ Smiler rollercoaster is being conducted in conjunction with the ride’s manufacturers, the park has said.
Gerstlauer has been conducting a design review of the ride, in conjunction with the park and an unspecified third party.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach has returned to profit following a number of years of loss-making, accounts show.
The Lancashire amusement park recorded a £364,000 profit in the year ending 22 March 2015.
The accident on Alton Towers’ Smiler rollercoaster was caused by an engineer overriding a ‘safety lock’, it has been claimed.
The Mail on Sunday today reported that it had learnt that ‘human error’ and a ‘failure to follow basic safety procedures’ led to the 2 June accident.
A bolt recently fell from the structure of Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s Big One rollercoaster, it has emerged.
The Sun newspaper quoted a visitor as saying it landed within “inches” or her child.
Fantasy Island will remain in administration until at least February 2016, despite profitable operation in the past year.
The amusement park – which includes caravan income and some market income – had losses of £748,000 offset by significant market income from a subsidiary.
The Smiler rollercoaster is undergoing a design review following the collision which seriously injured five people last month.
The park’s operators Merlin Entertainments said that they were conducting a third-party review in conjunction with the ride’s manufacturers Gerstlauer.
Lightwater Valley has dismissed a ride operator who activated a rollercoaster while it was being checked by another employee.
Sasha Higgins was inspecting a car on the Treetop Twister ride when another operator dispatched it from the station as ‘a joke’.
Alton Towers is to undertake a major revamp of its Halloween Scarefest event this year, it has been reported.
A press release allegedly obtained by the ScareTour website – but now withdrawn – states that four new attractions will feature during the 16-day event.