Following the storms witnessed in the south of England overnight, a number of parks have announced closures of either certain rides or the full park in reaction to damage suffered.
The largest park seemingly to be affected was Thorpe Park, with the park announcing early in the morning via Facebook that they would not be opening until midday at the earliest due to damage sustained.
Other attractions announced similar closures, including Pleasurewood Hills who announced they would not open at all on Monday, Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach also announcing the same, Paultons Park warning they were open but some rides may be closed.
Chessington World of Adventures said they would be open as per normal, but some rides would have a delayed opening time for clear up and safety checks, while LegoLand Windsor didnít seem to be affected and opened as usual while.
Parks in the midlands and further north reported no damage as the storm was much calmer further north, and they opened as usual.
BBC News ran a story highlighting damage on Clacton Pier where the helter skelter collapsed on Monday morning, and other smaller rides were toppled by the high winds, and a witness reported that Stellas Revenge, the parks largest roller coaster, was looking like it may break up, however this was unconfirmed by the BBC or the park themselves, as tall rides and roller coasters do have a lot of flex built into them to stop them falling down.
Damage at Clacton Pier, photo from BBC News
The weather is forecast to calm down as the week progresses, however if you are planning on visiting a park please contact them before setting off to ensure their availability.