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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...

Access to control boards and more – A theme park ride in construction – Part 6

In the last post, we talked a lot about the little engineering details that we focus on. Well in this weeks instalment, we have a beautiful example of this in...

Getting down to details – A theme park ride in construction – Part 5

We are now at a stage where it is all about the details. Lots of little individual parts and sub-assemblies being finalised and coming together, ready for the final assembly...

Track completion and assembly – A theme park ride in construction – Part 4

Another week and another huge amount of progress with the track now completed and ready to fit. There's 147m of it altogether and it works just like a massive Scalextric...

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...

A brand new theme park ride in construction – Part 1

We don't often show this stage of construction on theme park rides, but this one is an interesting one for us, so we thought we would share it early and...

Drive Plate remanufacture – The Black Buccaneer at Chessington World of Adventures

The Black Buccaneer Ride at Chessington The Black Buccaneer at Chessington World of Adventures is another of our theme park ride refurbishment projects that’s just been completed. Originally opened in 1998...

We’re looking for an agent for the Middle East – Can you help?

At Garmendale, we've worked with theme parks and attractions all over the world and we are looking to expand further into the Middle East. In case you don't know what...

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...

Which is the scariest theme park ride in the UK?

  Theme park manufacturers all over the world are always striving to design the fastest, highest, scariest ride possible but which of the rides currently in action in the UK...

Garmendale Trackless Ride Systems offer amazing flexibility!

Theme park ride manufacturers, Garmendale have designed the latest in Dark Ride technology with their exclusive Trackless Ride system. The unique ADIP's developed by Garmendale enables the carriage to follow any...

Garmendale can cover it all!

Theme park ride designers, engineers and manufacturers, Garmendale, are not confined to just one aspect of theme park manufacturing. As well as offering bespoke service to the theme park and...

Holidays see record theme park visitors

With the Easter holidays coming to an end, theme parks across the country are reporting a record number of visitors and Theme park ride manufacturers, Garmendale have played their part...

Garmendale: Safety is number one for ride gate systems.

Nottingham based theme park ride manufacturers, Garmendale, take the safety of their customers and guests very seriously when installing their custom ride gate systems. Unlike some ride gate systems, Garmendale use...