News from Other Parks

Flambards near Helston in Cornwall will open a spectacular new thrill ride in 2017, with Sky Force coming to the theme park in time for the Summer.

Sky Force is the first genuine ‘white knuckle’ ride to be unveiled in Cornwall and construction work has already started to ensure the attraction can open in time for the Summer school holidays in July.

Lightwater Valley opens its doors again next month with four new attractions and a year of events including a visit from children's TV star Mister Maker.

Set within 175 acres of beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, the family theme park opens on April 1 offering the chance to experience new thrills and adventures.

The first new attraction Jumpin' Jacks is a huge bouncy pillow for all the family to enjoy as they clamber, leap and bounce upon this giant inflatable, measuring 46ft long by 33ft wide. Then, Flying Nellies is an exciting new ride for younger visitors taking them into the air on a magical elephant, while the Mini Diggers offer kids all the fun of playing with sand without getting their hands dirty. And after that, parents can tire out the little ones by letting them run wild on the new interactive Adventure Playground.

Following a £3 million investment in Fantasy Island, the Lincolnshire theme park has unveiled a new indoor mini-golf course, bowling alley and six junior rides for 2017.

The theme park was purchased by Mellors Group in March last year and had a very successful 2016 season, including welcoming back the extreme 50-metre tall thrill ride G-Force.

Fantasy Island is best known for The Millennium, a 150ft tall looping roller coaster, and The Odyssey, the UK's third tallest roller coaster at 167ft tall with a top speed of 62mph.

The developer of the long-awaited London Paramount Entertainment Resort in Kent has said that it expects to open the £3.2 billion attraction in 2022. 

LRCH are confident that the development scheme at the Swanscombe Peninsula will be approved when what's known as a development consent order (DCO) is submitted to the government in November.

With the Halloween season upon us and a huge choice of spooktacular events to choose from, we've rounded up this year's highlights at the UK's theme parks and beyond for The Ultimate Guide to Halloween in 2016.

All of the most popular theme parks are as usual offering a comprehensive array of frightful fun, including Scarefest at Alton Towers, Fright Nights at Thorpe Park, Howl'o'ween at Chessington World of Adventures, Drayton Manor's More Treat Than Trick and LEGOLAND's Brick or Treat.

The UK’s original pleasure park Dreamland Margate once again transforms into a world of nightmares with ScreamlandVampire Pleasure Beach will return to Blackpool Pleasure Beach as part of a week of Halloween activities, and Twinlakes is a Family Scream Park by day and an Xtreme Scream Park by night.

There's also a great lineup of family events at many other theme parks in the UK including Paultons Park, Lightwater Valley, Flamingo Land, Pleasurewood Hills and Oakwood.

Looking beyond the UK's theme parks, Tulley's Shocktober Fest is the largest of many dedicated scare attractions around the UK and Warwick Castle becomes The Haunted Castle for Halloween.

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