autobiography of the man who brought the theme park concept to
Britain, and created some of the world's most thrilling rides and
He talks about his early beginnings
in the theatre, circus and magical cabaret, his time working on some
of the most incredible special effects in the James Bond films
(including the famous bus crash scene in Live and Let Die), and how
he became associated with Madame Tussauds, the world's most famous
wax museum. This led to the development of Chessington World of
Adventures, then Alton Towers.
The book answers many questions
about how enormous theme park rides are conceived and developed, and
the fascinating stories behind them, including his most famous ride,
"NEMESIS" at Alton Towers.