Category Archives: UK Theme Parks

Alton Towers To Close Major Ride

The Staffordshire theme park, Alton Towers, has announced that it is closing Nemesis rollercoaster on 6th November 2022.

A sign in the park states that Nemesis will be closing due to the beast’s ‘abnormal behaviour’. At first fans have been quick to take to social media fearing the end of a classic thrill coaster at the park, however they soon realised that this isn’t a permanent closure.

Nemesis which cost £10m and was Europes first inverted rollercoaster is expected to reopen in 2024 after an exciting revamp. Visitors have just a few weeks for a last chance to enjoy the loops and corkscrews in its current guise before it closes.

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The London Resort Releases Feedback From The Public Consultation

The London Resort, one of the most ambitious projects in Europe, today released some of the results and feedback from its public consultation. The consultation revealed in detail how this largely brownfield, former industrial site, will be transformed into one of the most exciting destinations in the world.

The London Resort will be the first European development of its kind to be built from scratch since the opening of Disneyland Paris in 1992. It will eventually be a two-park resort – the first ‘gate’ will open in 2024 and the second within five years (2029) and it is expected that around 70% of attractions will be undercover Continue reading

UK Theme Parks Reopen Today – What You Need To Know

With COVID-19 restrictions being eased and health and safety measures being implemented the UK Theme Park industry is starting to reopen to the public from today 4 July.

UK Theme Parks

Alton Towers, Drayton Manor, Thorpe Park, LEGOLAND, Chessington World of Adventures, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and other smaller parks will be reopening from today Saturday 4th July. All parks will be operating with reduced capacity and tickets must be pre-booked. Continue reading

Alton Towers Opens For Thrill Seeking And Family Fun From Saturday 4th July

Following the successful opening of the Alton Towers gardens on 6th June, Alton Towers have now announced that the theme park will open to guests from Saturday 4th July.

Alton Towers

The theme park will reopen with reduced capacity due to the need for social distancing measures. The majority of outdoor rides and attractions will be open for guests to enjoy.

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Anyone wishing to visit the theme park, including Season & Annual Passholders will need to pre-book a ticket in advance as the park will be operating at reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Continue reading

A Huge £3.5Bn UK Theme Park Resort Takes a Step Closer To Becoming A Reality

A new massive 535 acre theme park to be based just outside of London has taken a step closer to fruition with plans for consultation, new reports and local engagement.

The London ResortThe London Resort, dubbed the UK’s answer to Disneyland, is planned to be built on a former cement works in Swanscombe, Kent, just 17 miles from London. The first phase is planned to open in 2024 with the second phase in 2029. The estimated cost of the project is £3.5Bn.

This huge project will be one of the largest construction projects across Europe. Construction is planned to start 2021, transforming some seven million square meters of land. The London Resort when complete will be three times larger than any other UK theme park. The resort is planned to comprise, two theme parks, a water park and an entertainment district.
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