Archive for Reviews

Review: Thorpe Park Fright Nights 2016

3.5 stars
Nemesis Inferno during Thorpe Park Fright Nights

Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2016, Thorpe Park’s horror-themed Fright Nights event continues to remain a huge draw.

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Review: Galactica rollercoaster at Alton Towers

4stars

Galactica at Alton Towers

Alton Towers has relaunched its flying rollercoaster Air as the virtual-reality based Galactica for the 2016 season.

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Review: Derren Brown’s Ghost Train, Thorpe Park

3.5 stars

Derren Brown's Ghost Train

Opening two months later than a launch date that was already later than convention, Thorpe Park had much to prove with Derren Brown’s Ghost Train.

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Review: Alton Towers Scarefest 2015

4stars
Scarefest 2015Alton Towers’ Scarefest returned this year on the back of a disastrous trading period since the Smiler accident.

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Review: Sky Force at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

2.5stars
Blackpool Pleasure Beach continued its traditional embracing of all things British when it announced a Red Arrows-theme ride.

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Review: Legend of the Chained Oak film

4stars


Legend of the Chained OakThe Legend of the Chained Oak film has been a long time in the making, but after several aborted attempts it has now seen the light of day.

It is loosely based on the Staffordshire legend which inspired the magnificent Hex dark ride at Alton Towers.

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Review: Tales from the Towers book

5stars
Tales from the TowersThis is the first time a book will have ever been reviewed on Ride Rater – even John Wardley’s autobiography was reported as merely news.

However when we were approached by Tales from the Towers – and ThemeParkTourist.com’s – creator Nick Sim, the opportunity was too good to miss.

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Review: The Smiler rollercoaster at Alton Towers

4.5stars
The Smiler 1Dogged by problems since its construction began, Alton Towers latest rollercoaster The Smiler is now much more likely to be available when you turn up at the park.

The wait has certainly been worth it.

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