The theme park's operator, Merlin Attractions, was fined PS5m for a catastrophic failureof health and safety rules over an incident on its Smiler rollercoaster
in 2015 when two carriages collided.
THIRTY years ago Amanda Staveley's dad built one of the best rollercoasters
And somewhere in there, if you can find it, is the world's largest indoor amusement park, Galaxyland - home to Mindbender, the world's largest indoor triple-loop rollercoaster
, which reaches a terrifying 14 floors at its peak.
Two months earlier, eight people had to be rescued from the Tornado rollercoaster
at M&D's theme park in Motherwell, near Glasgow when it stopped working 20ft above the ground.
According to the M&D's website, the Tsunami rollercoaster
can go at speeds of up to 40mph through corkscrew turns and loops.
It is an inverted rollercoaster
which means the riders hang in gondolas below the rails rather than sit above them.
A mangled carriage from the Tsunami rollercoaster
at M&D theme park in Motherwell after it derailed yesterday
The Tornado rollercoaster
reportedly stopped with members of the public still in the carriages.
It's surprising, especially considering that last year there were nearly as many rollercoaster
passengers as global airline passengers: an estimated 1 billion people threw their hands up, screaming aloud, to enjoy that big first drop on the track.
We use FE models of the rollercoaster
structure for strength and fatigue, and model the launching and braking systems.
The attraction, named Flying Aces, will have a 51 degree starting incline and also the world's tallest rollercoaster
You're also able to destroy buildings by smashing into them with your rollercoaster
, and earn additional points by creating amusement park carnage.