About Theme Parks. Part of
About.com, this is an excellent theme park survival guide, with good links pages.
Glide, Shipley Glen. Information about Shipley Glen
Pleasure Grounds, formerly home to the Aerial Glide ride.
Towers Almanac. Very comprehensive website about Alton Towers, with news,
photographs, history, general information and a discussion board.
Alton Towers Memories.
Photographs, guidebooks and video of Alton Towers through the years.
Alton Towers Heritage.
Fantastic website, put together by Alton Towers in association with
Staffordshire University, pulling together information from various
Park Photographic Library. A huge resource of images of British
amusement parks and the rides which operate within them. Primarily aimed
at the world's media.
Amusement Trader. A
website where the online amusement community can buy and sell new or
Belle Vue Revisited.
Affectionate tribute to one of Britain's greatest amusement parks, Manchester's Belle Vue.
If you have enjoyed reading our Belle Vue books or watching the videos, you will love this
of British Magazine. Monthly magazine about Britain past and present, which
regularly carries material about fairgrounds, fairground transport, steam museums, etc.
Blooloop: Ray Barratt. Great interview with one of the key
figures in the development of theme parks in the UK.
Brighton West Pier. The
website of the Brighton West Pier Trust. Britain's finest pier has now
sadly been destroyed, but the Trust now plans a new pier for the site.
Celebrating the memories, history and fun of Butlin's holiday camps, including a guide to
all parks (open and closed).
and community for the amusement industry and enthusiasts. Also includes features, forums, extensive
links and much more.
up the coasters you have ridden and keep track of them on this very
Coaster Enthusiasts of Canada.
An amazingly comprehensive website, with information on Canadian amusement parks and
rides, books, and a huge links resource.
For US roller coaster and amusement park photographs, videos, Roller
Coaster Tycoon files, wallpaper and other downloads.
Klub. The official website of the Darkride and Funhouse
Days Out UK.
This site includes discount tickets to many UK theme parks.
Organ Builders. Specialists in the manufacture and restoration
of fairground organs and other mechanical musical instruments.
Dean Group. For all
mechanical music from music boxes and musical jewellery boxes to
fairground organs, mechanical music and much more in music related
- NJ Dean & Co Fair Organ Music and Music Boxes. Perforated Music
for Fairground & Street Organs plus Music Boxes & Music Gifts
Magazine. The official magazine of the International Amusement
Great Yarmouth Roller Coaster. Fantastic collection of
photographs of the Scenic Railway roller coaster at Pleasure Beach,
Haunted Attractions UK.
Features a directory of both seasonal and
year round scary attractions which are guaranteed to have you screaming,
plus news and features.
Island enthusiast website providing media and information on rides and
attractions as well as park history and details on new and upcoming
John Burke's aMusings.
Another fantastic Blackpool website, with photographs of the Pleasure
Beach and other attractions taken
over several decades by a local Blackpool photographer.
Wardley. The man behind many of the UK's best new rides, including Nemesis
and Oblivion at Alton Towers, has his own website.
Jon Anton Entertainments.
Europe's largest database of circus performers, speciality and variety
acts, specialist attractions, show productions and entertainment-related
services of all kinds.
Laff in the
Dark. Fantastic website about dark rides and fun houses in the USA.
Lost UK Coasters. A site
to research the lost coasters of the UK and rebuild them in a simulator
so that visitors to the website can take a ride on them.
themagiceye. New website about dark rides, fun houses and walk
through attractions, plus a focus on rides that are now disappearing
from the World's amusement parks.
Magic Mountain Props.
Former Blackpool Pleasure Beach artist and model maker now has her own
business. Website includes a gallery of her work.
Hard-to-come-by amusement park and roller coaster-related media items
such as books, VHS cassettes and DVDs.
Model Villages. Tim Dunn's ongoing research on model villages in
the United Kingdom.
Park Historical Association. American educational and enthusiasts
organisation dedicated to amusement park history. The site includes extensive factual
Society. Many of Britain's piers feature excellent amusement parks. This
website provides a whole host of information about Britain's piers, past and present.
- Pennies by the Sea. Special website devoted to the long-awaited
book on the history of Joyland Amusements, Bridlington.
Penny Machines.co.uk. A
website devoted to the history of British fairground and arcade
Website devoted to the former amusement park at Ramsgate, Kent.
Wheel. The story of how one man's dream became a reality. Richard
Ryan restored Southsea's famous Corbiere Big Wheel and reopened it in
Southport. The website tells the full story along with details of where to ride it.
- Roller Coaster
Database. A comprehensive, searchable database with information and
statistics on over 1200 roller coasters throughout the world.
Dreamland Campaign. A website dedicated to the campaign to save
Dreamland Fun Park, Margate, which is home to Britain's oldest roller
coaster, the Scenic Railway.
Publishing. Website of the specialist amusement park and
Bath. Information on the little-known switchback railway at
Matlock Bath in Derbyshire, which operated between 1889 and 1934.
Rideas. Popular forum for discussing anything and everything about the UK's
Well established website with news, rumours and articles on amusement parks, theme parks
and water parks. Also has a popular forum.
ThemeParks.ie. Huge and
comprehensive database of theme park photographs from around the world.
What makes the website incredible is that they have all been taken by
one theme park enthusiast.
An independent guide to Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of
Adventures, Drayton Manor and Legoland. The site features park
guides, ride guides, information and news pages for each park.
Towers Nerd. News,
articles, information and history of Alton Towers.
Towers Times. Alton
Towers from another point of view.
An unofficial guide to the Alton Towers Resort.
Rollercoaster. News and information about roller coasters from this American
site. Most noteable for its excellent forums.
Manchester. The history of Manchester's second amusement park, White City.
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