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Pleasurewood Hills boomerang to remain open

Wipeout, the Vekoma boomerang rollercoaster located at Pleasurewood Hills, is to remain in operation despite a series of complaints over noise levels. Residents in the area have made complaints about sound levels coming from the…


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Lightwater Valley chasing debut Ultimate riders

Lightwater Valley is searching for two Bolton men who were among the first riders of their rollercoaster The Ultimate in 1991. The theme park is looking to invite Christopher Nelson and Craig Johnston, who won a newspaper competition…


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Annual Pass access now allowed at Alton concerts

Access to Alton Towers with annual passes during the park’s two forthcoming concerts will now be permitted, in a u-turn of policy. It was previously announced that annual pass holders would not be allowed to enter…


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Merlin planning ‘Weymouth Eye’ attraction

Merlin Entertainments are planning the construction of a 53-metre (174-foot) observation tower in the seaside town of Weymouth. Dubbed the Weymouth Eye, the attraction would feature a 50-person capsule that slowly rotates 360 degrees while rising to the summit,…


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Edinburgh Dungeon plans cannibal recipe book

The Edinburgh Dungeon is launching a ‘distasteful’ recipe book inspired by Scottish cannibal Sawney Bean. The Dungeon has been asking for people to submit recipe ideas in a competition which has ran for the past week. Marketing…


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Vengeance: A disappointing and baffling attraction

The London Dungeon’s latest addition, the Vengeance ride, fails to live up to the extremely high standards of atmosphere and authenticity set out by one of the capital’s greatest attractions. Billed as a ‘5D’ experience,…


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Thirteething problems…over one year on

Opening to much hype and expectation in March last year, Thirteen was supposed to be Alton Towers’ fortune-changing weapon in the same fashion that Nemesis was in 1994. Indeed, it did pull visitor numbers back…


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Saw Alive re-opens following fire

Thorpe Park’s live action horror maze, Saw Alive, re-opened today following its closure due to fire damage. A fire broke out inside the attraction on the evening of 5 April and it had been closed…