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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.

19th December 2018

Merry Christmas from the Garmendale team

  Christmas time is upon us again and after a hectic year we are ready for a short shutdown to recover and prepare for the year ahead. We hope your own year has been as successful and you are entering 2019 refreshed and ready to go. Our offices will be closed from Friday 21st December […]

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21st November 2018

The Pirate Ship at Twinlakes Theme Park Service and NDT Testing

The Pirate Ship at Twinlakes in Melton Mowbray is one of those ‘rites of passage’ rides that some kids love and others look at in fear for years, without ever quite having the nerve to ride. Originally built by Zamperla in 1987, it’s been a centrepiece of their Labyrinth Venture Zone since it was installed […]

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14th November 2018

Railway Chassis Refurbishment

At Garmendale, we work on some very interesting engineering projects and this latest one is no exception. It’s the first of four railway chassis refurbishment jobs we are undertaking. Garmendale made their name in their early years around 1980-1990 designing and building railway engines and chassis that are still in operation. So we pride ourselves […]

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8th November 2018

Megafobia Roller Coaster Refurbishment for Oakwood Theme Park

At Garmendale, we love theme park ride refurbishment, so when we were asked by Oakwood Theme Park to help them refurbish the trains on the Megafobia Roller Coaster, we literally jumped at the chance. Megafobia has been voted the UK’s number-one wooden rollercoaster numerous times since it was first launched in 1996. It was originally built […]

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26th October 2018

See you at IAAPA 2018

The team from Garmendale will once again be at IAAPA 2018 in Florida. To give it its full title, the IAAPA Attractions Expo is the largest international trade show for the amusements and attractions industry. This year there will be over 1,100 exhibitors, who exhibit across 576,000 net square feet of covered space. To walk […]

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10th October 2018

Wayne Ford Joins Garmendale as Technical Project Manager

Wayne Ford has joined Garmendale Theme Park Engineering as the Technical Project Manager. He has joined the business from Stage One UK, having been at WGH Transportation for over 21 years before that. Wayne, who is married with three young children is 43 and lives in Doncaster. He grew up with a father in the […]

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3rd October 2018

The solution to a growing team is a growing office

When your team is growing, you need the offices to grow with you, so we took the opportunity whilst some of the team were away at EAS in Amsterdam last week to extend the design office to be double its original size. It won’t be long before they are fully back up and running The […]

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26th September 2018

At the Euro Attractions Show Amsterdam 2018

The EAS Show is underway and the halls are busy with interested trade visitors and just a few consumers wanting to find out what’s big and upcoming in the future of the theme park industry. Speaking to Kelvin Ensor, Garmendale’s General Manager he said “The show feels much busier than last year already. Normally the first […]

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20th September 2018

See you at EAS 2018 Stand 1-1039 RAI Amsterdam

Once again we will be taking the team to RAI Amsterdam – one of our favourite locations for EAS to showcase our new and most popular ride systems. This year we will have three separate exhibits. All of which are new, and we think pretty special. The first is a brand new eight-seater dark ride […]

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