Theme parks added to Google Street View

News Web User Apr 14, 2010

Top UK theme parks including Alton Towers, Legoland and Chessington World of Adventures can now be explored in Google Street View.

Thrillseekers can now use Google Street View to virtually visit some of Britain's top attractions and plan ahead which rides they want to head to first.

The Google Trike - a three-wheeled bike with a camera attached - has made its way round attractions run by operator Merlin Entertainments.

360-degree street level images of Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures, Legoland in Windsoe, Thorpe Park and Sea Life in Weymouth can all now be explored.

Laura Scott, spokeswoman for Google Street View, said: "With summer around the corner and the family clamouring for some adventure, Street View should prove the ideal planning tool for a great day out at any of these exhilarating locations."

Faces of those captured at the attractions have been blurred but Google has advised anyone to report any inappropriate or sensitive imagery for review and removal.

Coronation Street, Stonehenge, the Millennium Stadium and Warwick Castle are among other landmarks available in Google Street View, as well as 20 National Trust properties and landscapes.

Earlier this week, a Yorkshire man blamed Google Street View for a spate of burglaries from his garage. He believed that thieves specifically targeted his address after photos of his garage and its contents were made available through the Street View service.