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Car parking: Who charges what

Pleasure Beach Blackpool currently has the undesirable title of being the most expensive UK theme park to park your car for the day. We have compiled a list of the prices Britain’s major theme parks…


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Rollercoaster accident scam still invading Facebook

A scam based on a false story regarding a rollercoaster accident at Alton Towers is continuing to spread across the social networking website Facebook. A link to a hoax news article reporting on an accident at…


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Half-million visitor target for Lightwater Valley

Lightwater Valley is targeting an annual attendance figure of 500,000 guests as part of its long term ambitions. The North Yorkshire theme park currently attracts an average of around 330,000 and receives considerable regional competition…


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Fire breaks out at Thorpe Park’s Saw Alive

It has emerged that a fire has caused minor damage at Thorpe Park’s live action horror maze Saw Alive. Firefighters attended the scene shortly before 8pm on Tuesday evening and the fire was extinguished within…


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Drayton Manor offers free entry to morphsuit wearers

Drayton Manor will offer free entry to anyone turning up at the theme park wearing a ‘morphsuit’ on Saturday, 7 May. The promotion is to support the Staffordshire park’s attempt at breaking the world record…


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LC12 rollercoaster planning permission approved

Thorpe Park’s planned new rollercoaster, dubbed LC12, has had planning permission approved by Runnymede Council. The committee meeting of 30 March saw a majority vote pass plans for the £18 million project, which will be…


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Welcome to the new website

Hello and welcome to our new website on riderater.co.uk, moving from riderater.net. We will be using WordPress at our new home, after being inspired by its use on other sites, including our friends at UK Park News and G…