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2017

Alton Towers Fireworks Spectacular 2017

People's memories of Alton Towers played a big part in this year's end of season fireworks display.

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Alton Towers Fireworks

Alton Towers SW8 Construction: 4 November 2017

The final chance of the 2017 season to take a look at construction on Alton Towers' new rollercoaster, including the first opportunity to walk underneath the lift hill.

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SW8

Alton Towers SW8 Construction: 29 October 2017

A large number of new pictures from the SW8 construction site, including new views made possible by the reopening of the Katanga Canyon path.

More:   Alton Towers SW8 Construction 29 October Update

SW8

Legoland Windsor Ninjago Fireworks 2017

Video of the full Ninjago themed end of season fireworks show at Legoland Windsor.

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Legoland Windsor Fireworks 2017

Alton Towers Scarefest 2017

Information and reviews from Alton Towers' Scarefest Halloween event, featuring The Welcoming: Be Chosen, the brand new scare maze for 2017.

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Alton Towers Scarefest

Alton Towers SW8 Construction: 30 September 2017

Lots of work has been going on at the Secret Weapon 8 construction site since my last visit, with much of the trackwork now in place.

More:   Alton Towers SW8 Construction 30 September Update

SW8

Disneyland

Disneyland page added together with a set of pages and videos for major attractions at the park. More Californian theme parks coming soon!

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Disneyland

Alton Towers SW8 Construction: 9 July 2017

Construction of SW8 continues, with the structure of the lift hill now towering over the site together with part of the potential "Wicker Man" statue.

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SW8

Movie Park Germany Review and Video

New review and video from my recent trip to Movie Park Germany.

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Movie Park Germany video

ECC Arabian Adventure Trip Report

Report and videos from my trip with the European Coaster Club to the United Arab Emirates in March.

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United Arab Emirates trip

Alton Towers SW8 Construction: 3 June 2017

An update from the SW8 contruction site, with the station building framework now going vertical and some more of the track foundations visible.

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SW8

Theme Parks of the UAE

Find out all about Motiongate, IMG Worlds of Adventure, Legoland Dubai, Ferrari World and more... videos and a trip report are coming soon!

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UAE Flag in Lego

CWOA Gruffalo River Ride Adventure

Info, photos and a PoV video of Chessington's new for 2017 Bubbleworks replacement, The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure.

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Gruffalo

Alton Towers SW8 Construction: 29 April 2017

Photos and video from the construction site of Alton Towers' Secret Weapon 8, the new wooden rollercoaster opening for the 2018 season.

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SW8

2016

2016 Season Highlights video

All (well OK, some) of the best bits of the 2016 season, crammed into less than 4 minutes.

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2016 Highlights

Alton Towers Fireworks 2016

Alton Towers' 2016 Fireworks were themed around Galactica, the VR retro-fit overlay on Air. The story was pretty poor and the display didn't feel as big as in previous years, but I still managed to capture it from multiple angles over two nights in glorious 4K.

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Alton Towers Fireworks 2016

ECC North America Trip 2016

Trip report of a fortnight travelling to 15 parks in the American Heartland, including Holiday World, Dollywood, Silver Dollar City, Carowinds and Kings Island.

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USA 2016