UK Theme Park Hall of Fame launched

The Ultimate rollercoaster, Lightwater Valley

A new website honouring key people and rides from the UK theme park industry has been launched.

The UK Theme Park Hall of Fame is now online, with inaugural inductions for The Ultimate rollercoaster and late Fantasy Island founder John Woodward.

Video game designer Chris Sawyer has also been recognised, for his work on the pioneering Rollercoaster Tycoon series of games.

The Hall of Fame is also calling for suggestions and contributions from theme park enthusiasts, encouraging them to make suggestions for potential inductees.