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Pleasure Island theme park to close down

Boomerang at Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes

Pleasure Island theme park in Cleethorpes is to close down at the end of this season, owners have announced.

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Ayr fairground ride accident injures five

Move It Tagada

Five children have been injured when a ride seat reportedly detached at a fairground in Ayr.

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Planning permission given for Alton Towers SW8

GCI wooden rollercoaster (generic)

Planning permission has been granted for Alton Towers’ wooden rollercoaster, which is due to open in 2018.

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Madame Tussauds moving away from waxworks

Madame Tussauds

Waxwork museum Madame Tussauds has revealed that it shifting its focus away from the celebrity figures.

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489 injuries reported at theme parks last year

Fairground

489 injuries were reported at theme parks and fairgrounds during a 12-month period spanning 2014 and 2015, it has emerged.

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‘Man falls from seat’ on Lightwater Valley ride

Black Pearl at Lightwater Valley

A man reportedly fell from his seat when a restraint ‘came up’ on the Black Pearl ride at Lightwater Valley.

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UK theme park reprimanded over hygiene issues

Ride Rater News

A British theme park was reprimanded earlier this year for issues relating to public health risks, it has emerged.

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M&D’s reopens rides following Tsunami accident

Tornado rollercoaster at M&D's

M&D’s theme park has fully reopened a month after the Tsunami rollercoaster derailed and injured 10 people.

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