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Goodnight Berlin

EAS Berlin 2017 is over, next stop is Amsterdam. There's plenty of work to do in the meantime, but we will see you there. So let's review our week in...

The Thursford Collection – Venetian Gondola Switchback Ride

The Thursford Collection is a museum in Thursford, Norfolk. It was originally founded by George Cushing - a local man who built up the collection almost single handedly. In the...

Shotgun Gates all packed and ready to go

The shotgun gates for Orlando are finished, packed and ready to go. Work started towards the end of May and has progressed smoothly and all of the final FAT testing (Factory Acceptance...

See you at EAS Berlin Hall 18, Stand 117

Once again we will be taking a team to EAS and hope to see you on the stand. You can find us in Hall 18, Stand 117. We will be...

The new/old tractor ride for attractions

With all the changes in the theme park and attractions industry for more technology and faster, more scary rides, we have found at Garmendale, that one of our fastest growing...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...