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Thieves raid Camelot arcade

Around £1,000 was stolen from Camelot theme park when thieves targeted an amusement arcade last week. According to the Preston and Leyland Citizen newspaper, burglars broke in via a rear fence on 11 July, with…


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Pleasure Beach Blackpool to offer backstage tours

Pleasure Beach Blackpool is to offer behind the scenes tours of some rides and maintenance workshops early next year. The tours will guided by David Cam, a park director with over 40 years of experience…


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iPhone App launched by Alton Towers

Alton Towers has launched an iPhone application which is available for download from the Apple App Store from today. Features include live queue times and the option to purchase Waterpark tickets from your mobile device. A ‘Ride Rater’…


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The Ultimate: 20 years of the rough and tough

Today marks two decades of operation for what is Britain’s most strikingly original and bizarre rollercoaster, The Ultimate at Lightwater Valley. 20 years on and it remains the signature attraction of the North Yorkshire’s park,…



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How Vekoma helped kick-start the British theme park

Today they are often criticised for rough ride quality and lacking innovation, but decades ago Vekoma helped put obscure theme parks on the map by bringing stunning rollercoasters to the UK. In 1980, the Alton…


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Council approves Weymouth Eye land leasing

Proposed observation tower the Weymouth Eye has moved a step closer to reality as the leasing of its site was agreed by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council. Merlin Entertainments have yet to obtain planning permision for the…


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Chessington offers ‘rainy day guarantee’

Chessington World of Adventures will offer free return entry to visitors if it rains for more than half an hour on any day until 22 July. The Surrey theme park’s ‘Rainy Day Guarantee’ enables guests…