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Creating an evacuation system for the Vampire ride at Chessington

The vampire ride is a suspended coaster that was originally built by Arrow Dynamics and opened in 1990. They subsequently went out of business and with no-one to maintain the...

The QuadStar Aerial Roundabout Ride – Part Five – The Ride Arms

With the Centre Column being joined to the Ride Stand, which is in turn rooted to the ground, the ride lifts the passengers into the air on its 4.2 metre...

The QuadStar Aerial Roundabout Ride – Part Four – Kiosk and fencing

This could easily be seen as a the less glamorous side of a theme park ride build, but it's still a vital part of the overall operation and ride safety...

The QuadStar Aerial Roundabout Ride – Part Three – The Chassis for the Ride Car

At the heart of the QuadStar Aerial ride is the chassis. It's the incredibly strong underpinning for the lightweight car to sit atop and contain the passengers. The chassis itself...

The QuadStar Aerial Roundabout Ride – Part One – Preview

With all the focus being on the creation and launch of the QuadTrack Tracked Dark Ride system for Santa Park and the subsequent launch at EAS in Barcelona, we have...

Driving to the Arctic Circle – A theme park ride in construction – Part 8

After the Launch of the Santa Park Sleigh Ride at the European Attractions Show in Barcelona, the final hard yards start now with the full ride system being delivered to...

The big unveiling – A theme park ride in construction – Part 7

Today at the European Attractions Show (EAS) in Barcelona, we unveiled the completed sleigh and can now reveal that the project we have been talking about for the last few...

Sub assemblies and control panels – A theme park ride in construction – Part 3

A lot happens in a week and the construction is at full pace. We are getting ready for the launch of the ride at Euro Attractions Show (EAS) 18-22 September...

Creating the passenger compartment – A theme park ride in construction – Part 2

Things are moving very fast here with the chassis now all completed and ready to be sprayed, it's onto the GRP body for the passenger compartment. However much you draw...

Garmendale feature on BBC’s Made in the East Midlands show.

Check out our appearance on BBC's Made in the East Midlands. The feature showcases our engineering work from the replica mountain railway which was engineered fully by Garmendale, David runs...