• About Theme Parks. Part of About.com, this is an excellent theme park survival guide, with good links pages.
  • Aerial Glide, Shipley Glen. Information about Shipley Glen Pleasure Grounds, formerly home to the Aerial Glide ride.
  • Alton 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 archives.
  • Amusement 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 used equipment.
  • 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 website!
  • Best of British Magazine. Monthly magazine about Britain past and present, which regularly carries material about fairgrounds, fairground transport, steam museums, etc. Highly recommended.
  • 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.
  • Butlins Memories. Celebrating the memories, history and fun of Butlin's holiday camps, including a guide to all parks (open and closed).
  • CoasterBuzz. News and community for the amusement industry and enthusiasts. Also includes features, forums, extensive links and much more.
  • coaster-count.com. Count up the coasters you have ridden and keep track of them on this very comprehensive database.
  • Coaster Enthusiasts of Canada. An amazingly comprehensive website, with information on Canadian amusement parks and rides, books, and a huge links resource.
  • Coasterimage.com. For US roller coaster and amusement park photographs, videos, Roller Coaster Tycoon files, wallpaper and other downloads.
  • Daffy Klub. The official website of the Darkride and Funhouse Enthusiasts.
  • Days Out UK. This site includes discount tickets to many UK theme parks.
  • Dean 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 products.
  • NJ Dean & Co Fair Organ Music and Music Boxes. Perforated Music for Fairground & Street Organs plus Music Boxes & Music Gifts 
  • Funworld Magazine. The official magazine of the International Amusement Parks Association.
  • Great Yarmouth Roller Coaster. Fantastic collection of photographs of the Scenic Railway roller coaster at Pleasure Beach, Great Yarmouth.
  • 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.
  • IslandQuest. Fantasy Island enthusiast website providing media and information on rides and attractions as well as park history and details on new and upcoming attractions.
  • 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.
  • John 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.
  • Media Library. 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.
  • National Amusement Park Historical Association. American educational and enthusiasts organisation dedicated to amusement park history. The site includes extensive factual information. 
  • National Piers 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 amusement machines.
  • Ramsgate Pleasurama. Website devoted to the former amusement park at Ramsgate, Kent.
  • Richard's 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.
  • Save 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.
  • Skelter Publishing. Website of the specialist amusement park and fairground publisher.
  • Switchback, Matlock Bath. Information on the little-known switchback railway at Matlock Bath in Derbyshire, which operated between 1889 and 1934.
  • Talk Rideas. Popular forum for discussing anything and everything about the UK's theme parks.
  • ThrillNetwork.com. 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.
  • ThemeParks-UK. 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.
  • The UK Theme Park Hall of Fame. Recording the history of amusement parks in the UK.
  • Ultimate Rollercoaster. News and information about roller coasters from this American site. Most noteable for its excellent forums.
  • White City, Manchester. The history of Manchester's second amusement park, White City.

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