Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Tag: Roller Coaster

Blackpool Pleasure Beach extends “Walk The Big One”

Blackpool Pleasure Beach extends Walk the Big One
Blackpool Pleasure Beach has extended its popular ride walk experience, giving thrillseekers the opportunity to explore more of its iconic roller coaster than ever before with “Walk The Big One XL.”

Thorpe Park unveils plans for new ride in 2024

Thorpe Park unveils plans for new ride in 2024
Merlin Entertainments has announced plans for a new “exhilarating” ride at Thorpe Park, the first new attraction at the Chertsey resort since The Swarm opened in 2012.

35 metre Thunderbolt to hit Southport Pleasure Beach at 90 km per hour

Southport Pleasure Beach application Thunderbolt ride
Southport Pleasure Beach has unveiled plans for a new 35 metre roller coaster to be installed along Marine Drive, offering visitors “spectacular views” of the Lancashire coast.

Clacton Pier given big wheel go-ahead

Clacton Pier anniversary wheel
After almost a year of indecision, Clacton Pier has finally been granted permission to erect its 33 metre anniversary wheel, with work expected to be completed within the week.

€15.5m roller coaster approved for Tayto Park

Roller Coaster - Tayto Park Coaster approval
An Bord Pleanála has approved plans submitted by Ashbourne Visitor Centre Ltd to build a new €15.5m roller coaster at Tayto Park in Kilbrew.

Kursaal comes under new ownership

Kursaal, Southend-on-Sea
The site of what was once one of England’s first ever bespoke amusement parks has come under new ownership. The main building of The Kursaal in Southend-on-Sea opened in 1901, boasting a notable stained-glassdome, and initially offering patrons what was then the largest fairground and amusements hall in the south of England. Within a decade the site boasted a variety...

New coaster to put Barry back on the map

Barry Island Pleasure Park has a new roller coaster called The Cyclone on site and it may even be ready for the public as early as this weekend. This season has seen the sun grace every corner of the British Isles, but down in Barry Island, Wales there may well be a cyclone coming this weekend. The new coaster at...

Eastbourne seafront set to get its skates on

Coinslot - Eastbourne skates
The ever controversial owner of Eastbourne Pier has brought plans to the local council for the introduction of both roller and ice skates rinks to the resort town’s seafront.   Sheikh Abid Gulzar says he has met with council bosses relating to a plan to buy land either side of his prized pier landmark to make his roller skates and ice skating...

Blackpool Pleasure Beach unveils its new Icon

Coinslot - Blackpool Icon
Blackpool Pleasure Beach has revealed the name of the new £16.25m rollercoaster, Icon, which will open next year.   The ride, which had gone under the working title of ‘Construction 2018’ until last week, was officially christened ‘Icon’ in a dramatic trailer published on the amusement park’s YouTube channel. The video gave visitors a computer-generated preview of what they could expect from...

New ride brings a personal touch to theme park thrills

Coinslot - Ride Media Watch
A Dutch designer has invented a new theme park ride which purports to amend its scare level based on the rider’s heart rate and muscle tension   With new theme parks often comes new technologies, and New Atlas have reported this week that a Dutch designer has now invented a ride that changes speed based on how scared you are. Daniel de...