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Slammer: Thorpe Park ride closed throughout 2017

Slammer, Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park’s Slammer ride will not operate in 2017, the theme park has confirmed.

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach rides receive listed status

Grand National, Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Five of Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s historic rides have received Grade II listed status, encouraging their preservation.

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach names new ride Icon

Icon at Blackpool Pleasure Beach (artist's impression)

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has revealed the name of its forthcoming double-launching rollercoaster, Icon.

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London Paramount: Developers plan 2022 opening

Paramount London

The long-delayed London Paramount theme park proposed for Kent is now planned to open in 2022, develops say.

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M&Ds removes Tsunami rollercoaster

M&D's Tsunami rollercoaster accident

M&Ds theme park has removed the Tsunami rollercoaster, nine months after an accident which injured 10 people.

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Thorpe Park revamps Derren Brown’s Ghost Train

Derren Brown's Ghost Train

Thorpe Park is to relaunch its Derren Brown’s Ghost Train ride this year, describing a new experience as “deeper, darker and more intense”.

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Alton Towers to reopen Hex ride

Alton Towers

Alton Towers will reopen its Hex dark ride this season, after mothballing it during 2016.

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Alton Towers moves opening time to 10:30

Alton Towers has moved its daily opening time back by 30 minutes, with the park now fully opening at 10:30 each day.

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