Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug 29 2011

King Nemesis is crowned ‘All-Time Great’

Nemesis was officially crowned ‘King of the Coasters’ at Alton Towers Resort today, after 8 weeks of public voting in the ‘All Time Greats’ Rollercoaster Elections. The votes were registered over 8 weeks at the Resort and online, but Nemesis emerged victorious with 41% of the votes. The votes were registered over 8 weeks at …

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Aug 26 2011

Green education for families and beavers

Pleasure Beach Blackpool have announced their latest green attraction will officially open tomorrow (Saturday 27th August) as part of a pledge to make the park more green and friendly for some of nature’s smallest creatures. Bradley and Bella’s Learning Garden will educate visitors on various plants and flowers – varying from a Lavander Walk to themed …

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Aug 24 2011

Boy injured at Camelot

An incident has been reported at one of Lancashire’s top attractions, where a young visitor has reportedly fallen from Excalibur 2 – a Fabbri Evolution style thrill ride. Excalibur 2 is one of the park’s few remaining thrill rides, and is Camelot’s only inverting attraction. Guests are held in with both an over-the-shoulder harness and …

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Aug 23 2011

Coaster King to be Crowned

Alton Towers Resort is to be declared a Kingdom for a day to celebrate the crowning of their newly elected King of the coasters on August Bank Holiday Monday. Over 300,000 rollercoaster fans have voted so far for the Resort’s top five ‘All Time Greats’ – Nemesis, Air, TH13TEEN, Rita and Oblivion. Voting closes at …

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Aug 17 2011

Warner Bros. Studio Tour details released

Tickets for Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter will go on sale from 13thOctober 2011 prior to the attraction’s grand opening in Spring 2012, it was announced today. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter will offer visitors for the first time ever a unique behind-the-scenes tour of …

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Aug 15 2011

Ghoulish activities revealed for Scarefest

Prepare for fright time at the Alton Towers Resort this October as the annual Scarefest returns for its fifth year. Promising guests more terrifying thrills and spine-tingling chills than ever before, there’s something for everyone with a range of interactive attractions at Britain’s Greatest Escape this Halloween. Taking place exclusively for two weeks from 15th …

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Aug 08 2011

Twinlakes set to make a splash

Twinlakes has made investments in two new water attractions for 2011, to continue enhance visitor experience at one of Leicestershire’s top attractions . Their new Susanoo Splash Zone, which opened on 1st August was opened by Sam and Amy from radio station Gem106 FM – and has plenty of fountains and slides for children. Parents meanwhile can watch …

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Aug 06 2011

We need your thoughts!

We’re looking to tailor the website more towards our readers, and are looking to you to help make Airgates a better experience. The following survey takes roughly five minutes to complete, with eight quick questions. All responses will be used to help improve Airgates in future. If you could complete the questionnaire, it would be …

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Aug 04 2011

Thorpe Park’s a wash out!

THORPE PARK has appointed several mouthwash wardens and called in thousands of litres of mouthwash in a bid to combat the foul stench of bad breath released by passengers screaming on extreme rides. With the temperatures hotting up over the weekend, increased numbers of customers have been complaining that when on the terrifying rides, fellow …

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Aug 01 2011

The Swarm is coming to Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park have released details of their new roller coaster for 2012, The Swarm. Opening Spring 2012, the ride will feature extensive theming, and will continue Thorpe Park’s aim to cater purely for the thrill market. Riders will ride on the edges of the rollercoaster train, giving the B&M creation the ideal name of being ‘Wingrider’ style. A prototype wingrider opened successfully this year as Raptor at Gardaland, Italy.

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