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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.

12th July 2017

Back to Blackpool and the beautiful Mirrorball

Back in 2001, the local authority in Blackpool got all creative and commissioned the Manchester based Art Department to create a work of art for the South Shore area of the town. They appointed the sculptor Michael Trainor to design it for them who designed the world’s biggest Mirror Ball and an engineering firm in Oldham were given […]

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5th July 2017

Work on the Shotgun Gates for Orlando Theme Park continues

We’ve been working away on the new shotgun gate system for the Orlando Park and making great progress as you can see from the images below. We covered it in the blog about the bespoke gate system earlier when we were cutting and shaping metal. It’s only now when you see it all laid out […]

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14th June 2017

Rides and Gates for Theme Parks and Attractions by Garmendale

The sharp-eyed amongst you will have noticed that we have been quietly developing our range of ride systems for theme parks and attractions over the last few years. There are other new rides in development as we speak, but as an update, here’s a sneaky peak of the range as it stands. There is a […]

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7th June 2017

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” Which to us, means that if you work in the theme park, museums or attractions sector anywhere in the world, you should probably be reading […]

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24th May 2017

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 for yet, but rest assured, it’s one you will have heard of. The gating system is one of the biggest we have ever built and […]

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17th May 2017

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 created back in 2007 by the TEA to foster professional dialog about the methodology of Experience Design. The SATE acronym stands for Story + Architecture […]

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30th March 2017

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 ride has been designed, manufactured and installed by our team here at Garmendale and been featured in our blog over the last few months. We […]

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30th March 2017

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 it’s one of ten or so that are still operating in Europe. You can see it in action here on this video. As with all […]

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25th March 2017

It’s official The Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride – The QuadStar is for Alton Towers

Garmendale are very proud to announce that the very first QuadStar aerial roundabout ride that has been designed and manufactured in our UK factory is the Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride for Alton Towers. It is being installed as we speak and more pictures of the installation and the completed ride will be available soon. […]

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