Join Airgates for a round-up of 2012. From new attractions to closures, and disasters to breakthroughs.
Lightwater Valley commenced an adventurous yet similar rebrand for the 2012 season, so Airgates’ Dan Lees went alon to the Yorkshire theme park to see how the season is going!
It’s official – The British theme park season is now well underway! The rides are re-opened, the PR stunts have concluded, and finally millions of visitors will have the chance to have their preliminary rides on new additions such as The Swarm at Thorpe Park, and Nemesis Sub-Terra at Alton Towers.
Known as the Lego City: Forest Pursuit, junior drivers will be able to drive around an indoor Driving School-esque circuit themed around the storyline of chasing robbers who have escaped with loot from the Lego City.
Legoland Windsor have today announced that an indoor Miniland, based on the popular Star Wars series of films is set to be the major new addition to the park for 2012.
Thorpe Park’s upcoming 2012 addition The Swarm has been confirmed of being ahead of schedule in terms of construction, with the track now being fully completed.
Alton Towers is set for a cool 2012 as it announces a partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products to bring an amazing Ice Age 4-D cinema and two themed hotel rooms to the Staffordshire Resort.
Alton Towers have now been given the go ahead to start work on their new attraction for 2012, after their planning application was approved with conditions yesterday by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.
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.