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2013 watch

2013 Watch

After a year of Olympics, attention will wander from sporting arenas to theme park additions, with promising new attractions set to open at numerous locations in the United Kingdom. Here we will keep tally of what is and could be to come. Heard any news we’ve not covered? Drop us a line at airgates@live.co.uk .[notice]2013 Watch …

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Airgates' 2014 watch

2014 Watch

  [notice]2014 Watch Key Confirmed = Official press release acknowledged Semi-Confirmed = Planning permission / considerable site activity[/notice] Adventure Island – Unknown Alton Towers – Confirmed: CBeebies Land, an invigoration of  the Old MacDonald’s Farm themed area. Blackpool Pleasure Beach – Unknown Chessington World of Adventures – Confirmed: Scorpion Express Drayton Manor – Unknown Fantasy Island – Unknown Flamingo Land – Unknown  …

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Attraction Watch

2015 Watch

2015 is set to be a big year for thrill seekers, with one rollercoaster and thrill ride already announced.. And alot more to come. Here is what we know so far for the United Kingdom and Ireland. If you feel we have missed anything off the list, please email the team airgates[at]live.co.uk. United Kingdom and …

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Pleasure Beach Blackpool Big Dipper


GLOSSARY Airgates – Mechanically operated barriers that separate queueing guests from a functioning station. Dark Ride – A ride which stays mostly in an indoor environment. (e.g Hex at Alton Towers) Hype – The period prior to an attraction launch, usually with high amounts of marketing, promotion and PR. Launch Coaster – A rollercoaster which …

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Airgates Reviews


Want to know whether a new ride is terrifying enough? Or perhaps a new show worth lightening your wallet for? Take a look at our independent reviews below. Parks & Attractions Blackpool Tower Dungeons (25/08/2011) Rides Nemesis Sub-Terra (24/03/2012) Entertainment and Shows MJ Timeless (Pleasure Beach Globe) (08/2010)

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EAS 2011

Euro Attractions Show 2011

The Euro Attractions Show is proclaimed as the ‘conference and trade show fore the attractions industry in Europe’, and is renowned for hosting the world’s top manufacturers, suppliers and services that allow Theme Parks to run smoothly on a day-to-day basis, and to plan ahead with new investments. Organised by IAAPA (the International Association of …

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