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Take a look through some of our featured blog posts where we have displayed a handful of our accomplishments. Updated regularly so stay tuned for future content.

4th September 2017

The Thursford Collection – Venetian Gondola Switchback Ride

The Thursford Collection is a museum in Thursford, Norfolk. It was originally founded by George Cushing – a local man who built up the collection almost single handedly. In the late 1930’s as steam engines were replaced by diesel and petrol power, Cushing began to buy up the redundant machines and restore them to their […]

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14th August 2017

FAT Testing and Loading the Shotgun Gates

In the last post about the shotgun gates, we showed you the shotgun gates for Florida being packed up, ready to be shipped. Before they left, they were FAT tested for over 11,000 cycles, which went fautlessly as you’d expect. Here’s the video of them in action. They are strangely balletic. Once all this was done and […]

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2nd August 2017

Shotgun Gates all packed and ready to go

The shotgun gates for Orlando are finished, packed and ready to go. Work started towards the end of May and has progressed smoothly and all of the final FAT testing (Factory Acceptance Testing) has been completed too. The testing itself has been interesting and has produced some interesting numbers. They ran faultlessly for 11,000 cycles which is […]

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26th July 2017

See you at EAS Berlin Hall 18, Stand 117

Once again we will be taking a team to EAS and hope to see you on the stand. You can find us in Hall 18, Stand 117. We will be showcasing our immersive tunnel range as well as showing the completed Vroomster Ride that’s now in operation at Alton Towers. In fact we will be showing […]

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26th July 2017

The new/old tractor ride for attractions

With all the changes in the theme park and attractions industry for more technology and faster, more scary rides, we have found at Garmendale, that one of our fastest growing areas for enquiries is for one of our very simplest rides, which is the Tractor Ride. We have had one in operation in the superb […]

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12th July 2017

Back to Blackpool and the beautiful Mirrorball

Back in 2001, the local authority in Blackpool got all creative and commissioned the Manchester based Art Department to create a work of art for the South Shore area of the town. They appointed the sculptor Michael Trainor to design it for them who designed the world’s biggest Mirror Ball and an engineering firm in Oldham were given […]

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5th July 2017

Work on the Shotgun Gates for Orlando Theme Park continues

We’ve been working away on the new shotgun gate system for the Orlando Park and making great progress as you can see from the images below. We covered it in the blog about the bespoke gate system earlier when we were cutting and shaping metal. It’s only now when you see it all laid out […]

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14th June 2017

Rides and Gates for Theme Parks and Attractions by Garmendale

The sharp-eyed amongst you will have noticed that we have been quietly developing our range of ride systems for theme parks and attractions over the last few years. There are other new rides in development as we speak, but as an update, here’s a sneaky peak of the range as it stands. There is a […]

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7th June 2017

Find us on Blooloop – The worldwide resource for the attractions sector

As part of the planned growth of Garmendale, we have now joined the Blooloop Directory. Blooloop describes itself as ‘The online resource for professionals working in the visitor attractions sector” Which to us, means that if you work in the theme park, museums or attractions sector anywhere in the world, you should probably be reading […]

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