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Alton Towers hikes ticket prices again

Alton Towers has pushed up ticket prices for the second time this year, with the increases far outstripping the rate of inflation.

Technical issues plague Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit

Universal Studios Orlando is continuing to suffer major technical problems with its Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit rollercoaster, more than a week after its official opening.

The new coaster has closed temporarily on numerous occasions over the last week due to technical faults. With wait times

Normal service resumes on TPT

Theme Park Tourist has returned from its summer vacation and updates on news, features and offers will resume as of today, August 26.

TPT editors Nick and Natalie have been visiting Florida, where (as well as having lots of fun) we carried out extensive research on the local theme parks.

Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit soft opening begins at Universal Studios Orlando

The first members of the public have been riding Universal Studios Orlando's Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit rollercoaster tonight after its soft opening period began.

The park opened the coaster to a waiting crowd at 6pm, less than 24 hours after Universal staff members were first allowed to test

Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit soft opening tomorrow?

Reports on the web are claiming that Universal Studios Orlando will begin a soft opening of its Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit rollercoaster tomorrow at 2pm.

The ride was opened to Universal employees tonight (August 14), and there are claims on forums such as IOACentral that it will open to the

Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit opens to Universal employees

Universal Studios Orlando employees have been experiencing the Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit rollercoaster tonight for the first time.

The park opened the ride to team members at around 6.30pm and it is still operating at the time of writing - around 10pm. Universal's opening of the ride to

Disney tests centralized FASTPASS system at Animal Kingdom

Disney is trialling a new FASTPASS system at its Animal Kingdom park, allowing guests to pick up a pass for any ride at a single location.

Currently, guests have to visit an attraction in order to pick up a FASTPASS. Under the trial, the FASTPASS station near the It's Tough to be a Bug

Reprieve for Roller Coaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

There is good news for fans of classic coasters, with Blackpool Pleasure Beach park seemingly set to maintain Roller Coaster rather than close it permanently.

According to Screamscape, the ride will open on days when another of the park's wooden coasters is closed. This follows rumors that the

Theme Park Tourist is on its summer holiday!

Theme Park Tourist is currently on a summer break. Updates to the site will resume on Wednesday August 26.

It's been a hectic few months since the site launched in February, and editors Nick and Natalie are taking a break. We'll be visiting Florida for 3 weeks, during which time we'll be

Inferno destroys Sky Ride station at Alton Towers

The Sky Ride at Alton Towers is expected to be closed for the rest of the 2009 season after a fire completely destroyed one of the ride's stations.

The gutted station is located in Cloud Cuckoo Land, close to the Rita rollercoaster. No-one was hurt in the incident, which took place after the

First riders experience ring°racer

The first riders have been experiencing the world's fastest rollercoaster, ring°racer - but not yet at full speed.

The coaster, at at the Nürburgring race track in Germany, is due to open officially on August 15. However, in order to test the launch system that will propel the ride into the

Disneyland's Space Mountain undergoes Ghost Galaxy makeover

Space Mountain at Disneyland will be converted to a "spooky" halloween theme as part of a host of special activities at Disney's California parks.

The rollercoaster will be temporarily updated to become Ghost Galaxy from September 25 through November 1, with a new soundtrack and ghostly

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