Hyperia Trains REVEALED at Thorpe Park Resort
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by sean
4d ago
The Hyperia trains have today been unveiled as this glorious metal wing style design has been revealed to the public for the first time. The UK’s tallest coaster is hours (yes hours) away from testing for the first ever time and a teaser was posted on the Thorpe Park social media pages today showcasing the new trains in all of their glory. People have taken to social media with mostly positive comments comparing the rollercoaster train to a Lamborghini Gallardo which was my initial thought but others haven’t been so kind saying it looks more like Bumblebee off Transformers and doesn’t fit the ..read more
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LEGOLAND Minifigure Speedway Opening Day Final Checks
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by sean
1w ago
Ahead of its grand opening tomorrow on April 6th the LEGOLAND Minifigure Speedway rollercoaster had its final checks today before it launches to the public tomorrow. It’s almost time to take to the track at LEGOLAND® Windsor as the resort’s ‘pit crew’ put the finishing touches to Minifigure Speedway, the world’s first LEGO® duelling rollercoaster. The crew were on hand to oil up the Team Legends and Team Allstars cars, before they took to the track for their final test rides. Minifigure Speedway opens at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort on Saturday 6th April. The new £10m attraction, whic ..read more
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Hyperia Opening Date and Accommodation REVEALED
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by sean
3w ago
Today the Hyperia opening date was announced by Thorpe Park along with the first look at the brand new shark cabin accommodation themed around the brand new ride. Knocking Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach off its pedestal Hyperia will officially be the UK’s tallest coaster with a height of 236 feet. This new UK record-breaking rollercoaster will officially be opening on May 24th which marks Thorpe Park’s birthday as the park was officially opened back on May 24th, 1979. Hyperia is 995.4m long and has a top speed of 80mph making it the UK’s fastest rollercoaster too. Neil Poulter, Divisiona ..read more
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Alton Towers VIP Track Walk Review
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by sean
3w ago
We had the pleasure of taking part in the brand-new Alton Towers VIP track walk experience which is a 2024 addition to the Alton Towers VIP experiences line-up. Alton Towers is currently offering two VIP track walk experiences where guests can climb up Oblivion and Wicker Man, two iconic coasters at the resort and with me being afraid of heights I instantly opted for the Oblivion VIP track walk to try and conquer my fear. Oblivion VIP Track Walk Experience I never let go of that handrail once! After purchasing our Oblivion track walk the terms and conditions were straightforward and it looked ..read more
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Alton Towers Nemesis Ride Parts FOR SALE
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by sean
3w ago
Nemesis ride parts have been spotted in the brand new Bunker 94 store in Forbidden Valley as guests can get their hands on a piece of roller coaster history! Celebrating its 30th anniversary Nemesis is back with a vengeance as thousands of fans travelled from all corners of the country to witness Nemesis Reborn, the extensive makeover of the iconic coaster that first opened on March 19, 1994. It has seen the entire 250-tonne, 716-metre-long track – with its iconic corkscrews, nerve-shredding drops and four full inversions – replaced. In addition, new state-of-the-art audio-visual technology in ..read more
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Voltron Opening Date Announced by Europa Park
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by sean
3w ago
A Voltron opening date has today been announced along with a whole host of information ahead of the 2024 season. Voltron has been given the opening date of April 26 with the popular family attractions Alpine Express ‘Enzian’ and the ‘Tirol Log Flume’ set to open on May 14th. With Croatia, the 17th-themed area at Europa Park will be open from 26th April. A brand new, action-packed rollercoaster will await visitors between the attractions Poseidon and Euro-Mir, and is part of the first construction phase of the new themed area: ‘Voltron Nevera powered by Rimac’! The innovative Stryker Coaster of ..read more
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Toverland Set to Introduce Europe’s Biggest Escape Experience
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by sean
3w ago
Europe’s biggest escape experience is coming to Toverland as the entire 20-hectare theme park will become the home of codes, riddles and puzzles with guests stepping into the role of security guards protecting the area. In this quite bold and brand new experience that will take place on the 12 and 13th of April guests will be offered the chance to explore the park after hours. It’s a dream of many to have a theme park all to themselves and there are prizes up for grabs for guests who can successfully protect a magical place like Toverland. Bart Jaspers, Marketing and Communications Manager say ..read more
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Explore Frontier Falls at Drayton Manor
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by sean
3w ago
The UK’s ultimate family fun destination, Drayton Manor Resort is thrilled to announce the eagerly awaited opening of its newest land, Frontier Falls, set to debut on Sunday, March 24th 2024 just in time for the Easter break.  Images of the facades of many of the buildings that make up Frontier Falls were released today and they’re pretty darn impressive! With a retro film set Western vibe this brand new colourful area pops with the vibrancy of the brightly coloured buildings that really brighten up those darker cloudy days. Adventure Cove at Drayton Manor also utilises colour to perfect ..read more
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Dämonen Gruft Opening March 29 at Heide Park Resort
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by sean
1M ago
Heide Park today sent us over some information regarding their brand new dark ride labelled as ‘Germany’s scariest’ ahead of its grand opening on March 29th. Northern Germany’s largest amusement park will open its doors to young and old adventurers on 23 March 2024. Almost 40 attractions and shows await guests after a five-month winter break but there’s one new one for guests to experience in 2024 as Heide Park has themselves a new horror-themed ride. The “Dämonen Gruft” – Germany’s scariest Dark Ride invites all brave adventurers from the age of 8 years accompanied and 12 years unaccompanied ..read more
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The Efteling Grand Hotel Rising Up Ahead of 2025 Opening
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by sean
1M ago
The Efteling Grand Hotel is taking shape as the first contours of the building are becoming visible. Over the coming months, pieces of prefabricated facade elements are being lifted into place using a large crawler crane. More than 350 elements which range in weight from 3000 to 30,000 kilos will be assembled on site. The pieces will be put together like a puzzle including stucco, facade frames, windows, and doors. After placing the facade elements on the ground floor and the floors of the first floor, the structural work on the inside can be started immediately. From the ground floor to ..read more
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