PortAventura is one of the most popular theme park resorts in Europe with millions of visitors from the UK and beyond. Ferrari Land takes it to whole new level.
We were invited to the opening event on April 6th, to be one of the first to experience the new theme park that includes 11 attractions as well as restaurants, shops and shows that all embody the spirit of Ferrari.
Inspired by the works of Roald Dahl, one of the world’s most loved and cherished authors, Dahland is the new themed area at Oakwood Theme Park in 2017. The area begins with the story of James and the Giant Peach but will grow in future years.
The centrepiece of Dahland is Flight of the Giant Peach, a Pinfari roller coaster that is over 1,000ft long, 36ft high and reaches speeds of 28mph. The ride previously operated at M&D's - Scotland's Theme Park as Cobra, Express and finally Space Coaster. Joining the roller coaster will be a walk-through attraction, trampolines and a performance area.
Dreamland Margate will reopen on 26th May 2017 following a £15 million revamp including new rides, landscaped gardens, art installations, street food, a 15,000-capacity live music venue and much more.
The UK’s original seaside amusement park will unveil a completely updated and re-landscaped space that brings together historic rides set against a backdrop of new art installations, street food and a programme of live events.
From a Waltzer to the Scenic Railway, the legendary 1920s Grade II listed wooden roller coaster, Dreamland’s vintage rides have been taken back to their original glory. Working with the best in the business, including Joby Carter of the famous Carter’s Steam Fair family, each piece has been painstakingly restored to create an authentic seaside experience.
Gulliver's Theme Parks has been granted planning permission for a new £37 million family theme park resort in Yorkshire which is slated to open in 2020.
The developer already has three theme parks; Gulliver's Kingdom in Matlock Bath, Gulliver's Land in Milton Keynes and Gulliver's World in Warrington. Themed areas at these parks include Alice's Wonderland, Western World, Smugglers Wharf, Lilliput Land, Water World, Gully Town, Adventure Land, Discovery Bay and Toy Land.
The 333-acre site has been purchased from Rotherham Council, and building work will start this year. Gulliver's Valley is expected to create 255 full-time equivalent jobs in addition to the significant employment benefits during construction.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach has announced that the new multi launch roller coaster from MACK Rides opening in 2018 will be called ICON.
The new ride will feature 2 inversions; an in-line twist and an immelmann. It will take just 161 seconds for the roller coaster to complete the 1,143 metres of track.
The £16.25 million roller coaster will be the UK’s first ever with a double launch, with riders experiencing two powerful thrusts of acceleration during the ride, reaching up to 80km/h.
LEGOLAND Windsor has revealed a 10 year development plan for the theme park and resort.
If the latest plans are successful there will be a £95 million investment between now and 2027, including a new Haunted House attraction and new accommodation and car parking.
The park ran a public exhibition and consultation in October last year and recently the results and amended plans went on display. They aim to submit a full planning application in May.
Thorpe Park Resort has re-launched Derren Brown's Ghost Train with a terrifying new destination for 2017, and ThemeParks-UK was invited to the press launch to experience the improved Rise of the Demon version.
The attraction brings together live action sequences, special effects, grand-scale illusion and new virtual reality created by Figment Productions using Nokia’s OZO camera and experienced with HTC Vive headsets.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is offering eight thrilling nights of late night riding and fireworks in 2017.
On 29th April, 3rd June, 29th July, 12th August, 26th August, 23rd September, 28th October and 4th November the rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach will be open until 10pm for some late night riding followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
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.