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£2.4m investment plan for Pleasurewood Hills

Pleasurewood Hills is set to receive a cash injection of £2.4 million over three years as part of a new investment plan. Earlier this year the Suffolk theme park was taken over by French investors…


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Mumbo Jumbo set to lose steepest drop record

Mumbo Jumbo at Flamingo Land is set to lose its record of having the world’s steepest drop on a rollercoaster. A new ride called Takabisha will open at the Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park in Japan on…


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Alton Towers entry price breaks £40 barrier

Admission charges to Alton Towers have passed the £40 mark for the first time, now standing at £40.80 for adult entry. Prices were £39.60 per adult at the start of the 2011 season, but this…


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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…