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Garmendale at the Sate Conference Beaulieu – May 2017

We have just come back from the Themed Entertainment Association SATE Conference that was held at Beaulieu - The home of the National Motor Museum. The annual SATE Conference was...

The Go Jetters Vroomster Ride is open

The brand new Go Jetters Vroomster ride at CBeebies Land is now officially open. It's also been featured in a great new TV advertisement which you can see here. The...

Pirate Ship Refurbishment – Pleasure Beach Skegness

The Pirate Ship at Skegness Pleasure Beach is a firm family favourite that has been thrilling (and scaring) riders for many years. The ride was originally built by Huss Rides and...

Building the Bessemer Converter

Back in the 19th Century, bridges, buildings and any structural work could only be made with wrought or cast iron. Almost any machinery parts could only be made from cast...

The Vampire Ride Evacuation Platform Installation

In our previous blog post we showed the evacuation platform being manufactured in our workshops. This has now been installed and the images below show this platform during this installation process....

The QuadStar Aerial Roundabout Ride – Part Six – The Ride Car in the raw

With the flexibility of the QuadStar and the QuadTrack systems, we are able to fit a ride car that can look completely different from one build to the next so...

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...

Ilkeston RUFC Colts – Garmendale Sponsorship

We are proud to be involved with Ilkeston RUFC Colts as sponsors. We are shirt sponsors for the 2016/17 season and they have just kicked off the season with a good...

The QuadStar Aerial Roundabout Ride – Part Two – Creating the Centre Column

At the heart of the QuadStar ride is an incredibly well engineered centre column. When completed it will weigh over seven tons on it's own, but it is built to the...

Featured in FunWorld and InterPark

At  the launch of our new Dark Ride System - The QuadTrack at EAS in Barcelona, we had lots of press visits (which is always exciting) and the coverage has now...

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...

The Ilkeston Firm that makes roller coasters – Nottingham Post

We have had some lovely coverage recently in the Nottingham Post. Dan Robinson, the Business Correspondent wrote a long article about the way the business has grown and the stories...

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...

We’re off to EAS Barcelona

All the planning is complete, the cases are packed and the new dark ride is boxed and ready. We are off to the European Attractions Show (EAS) in Barcelona. We...