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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"...

Shotgun Gates for Orlando Park

The Design and Engineering teams here have been hard at work with a brand new custom designed gating system for a Florida Park. We’re not allowed to unveil who it’s...

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...

Garmendale at the Deal Show with the TEA – 27-29 March 2017 – Dubai World Trade Center, UAE

After the success of the visit to the Deal Show in 2016, Garmendale will again be returning for the Deal show in 2017. This time Zoe Shelmerdine, Garmendale's Sales Director will...

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...

Zoe Shelmerdine Joins the Board of The Themed Entertainment Association

The TEA Team in Lapland   We are proud to announce that our Sales Director Zoe Shelmerdine has joined the Europe & Middle East Division Board of the Themed Entertainment Association. The...

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 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...