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Reviewed: Jolly Roger Pleasurewood Hills

Whilst we were on-park in 2011 to cover a full park review, we learned that 2012 would see the installation of a new Drop Tower at Pleasurewood Hills. Rumoured to be a 196ft Fabbri Giant Drop at the time, the project caught the attention of many news sites and coaster/theme park fans across the country. Although the park has confirmed that their planning application was successful (and remains valid) for a ...

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Ice Age 4D – Reviewed

Along with Nemesis Sub-Terra, 2012 sees the introduction of another attraction at Alton Towers Resort; Ice Age 4D, following wide speculation throughout the early part of 2011 where rumours stated there was to be a 4D attraction added to the park. At the time it was believed to be themed around the Shrek movies. Aimed at the family market – “Ice Age” is a now Household name ever since the launch of the firs ...

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Drayton Manor to Sponsor Tamworth FC

Drayton Manor Theme Park is the new shirt sponsor for Tamworth FC’s away kit for the next two seasons, the park has announced. Made by Jako, the striking new kit, with bright blue shirt, white shorts and blue socks, has the Drayton Manor logo emblazoned on the front and will be worn by The Lambs during the 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons. Tamworth FC, currently playing in the Blue Square Premier League, is help ...

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Reviewed: Nemesis Sub-Terra

Another year, and another new ride at the UK's leading Theme Park, Alton Towers. This year sees the installation of their latest creation, Nemesis Sub-Terra, which ressurects the 1994 story of one of their most beloved Rollercoasters, Nemesis. Located on the site of the 1993 attraction, Dynamo, and more recently, the Lava Lump climbing wall, Nemesis Sub-Terra represents a £5million investment for Alton Towe ...

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Nemesis Sub-Terra Deemed too Scary by BBFC

In a recent Press Release, the Alton Towers Resort have revealed that Nemesis: Sub-Terra, their latest ride, has been certified 12A by the British Board of Film Classification. This will be, however, discretionary, as with other rides in the Merlin Entertainments group, with a notice recommending under 12's to avoid the attraction. Katherine Duckworth from the Alton Towers Resort commented, “The classificat ...

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Reviewed – The Swarm at Thorpe Park

2012 sees the completion of Thorpe Park's latest addition, The Swarm. The Swarm, which was created by renowned rollercoaster manufacturer, Bolliger & Mabillard (Nemesis Inferno, Oblivion), is the first of its kind in the UK and one of only 2 currently operating in the world. Dubbed "Europe's Tallest Winged Coaster", The Swarm takes a different approach to scaring its guests. Rather than guests sitting a ...

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UKPN Takes a Look at 2012 Pricing

After the success of our pricing feature in 2011, we decided to do the same for 2012. We've also compared the price differences year-on-year, with some surprising results. All prices reflect a "best family deal" as found on the official park websites. Family Deal refers to two adult and two child tickets booked in advance. Prices correct as of 06.03.12. You can see the full pricing matrix here. Headlines Dr ...

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Drayton Manor Set for a Record-Breaking Season

Drayton Manor Theme Park is kicking of its record-breaking 2012 season on Saturday 17th March. Open daily until 4th November, the award-winning theme park, located near Tamworth, Staffordshire, has big plans for its 62nd year, including staging a number of Guinness World Record attempts. There will also be several special activities planned throughout the season, including some fantastic new live shows perf ...

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