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A press release allegedly obtained by the ScareTour website – but now withdrawn – states that four new attractions will feature during the 16-day event.
Merlin Entertainments has received a reprimand from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) following “misleading” marketing of its annual passes.
The products were offered in a sale at the end of last year, as part of the company’s usual sale held each year.
Thorpe Park has reopened its ‘Saw – The Ride’ rollercoaster, which had remained closed since the Smiler crash at Alton Towers last month.
The Gerstlauer-manufactured ride reopened to guests of the Surrey theme park this afternoon.
A “walking pace” collision occurred on the Sonic Spinball rollercoaster at Alton Towers on Tuesday, it has emerged.
The park described the coming together of two ride cars in the loading station as a “nudge”.
A second person seriously injured on the Smiler rollercoaster at Alton Towers has had their leg amputated.
Vicky Balch, 20, was riding the front row of the ride when it collided with an empty train on 2 June.
Dreamland Margate has reopened under the banner of a “re-imagined” historical theme park after 10 years.
Dating from the 1920s, when the park’s Scenic Railway ride was opened, the park closed in 2005.
Alton Towers has reopened some of its rides that were closed as a result of the accident on The Smiler rollercoaster.
The X Sector area of the park – where the Smiler is located – reopened today, although the ride itself remains closed.