Episode 2 - Lucy Goes Animatronic
How can everyday tech give the UK's oldest theme park... The Engineering Edge?
Professor Lucy Rogers PhD is heading to Blackgang Chine, the UK's oldest theme park. Named after a coastal ravine, Blackgang Chine opened in 1840 and is still going strong today.
Being on an island, has often meant having to innovate to survive - and this mindset has been a really important part of Blackgang’s story. Most theme parks can attract people from miles away, however Blackgang Chine attracts people already on the Isle of Wight, who do not have huge budgets to spend.
So how have they been using technology to keep the theme park competitive?