Ormesby House is one of England's most famous theme parks. It was formerly a stately manor house, but it was turned into a theme park after the last of the family who owned it died.
It became ever more famous after an accident took place in 2000 on the first day of opening a new roller-coaster which split in two, killing 12 people. The park was temporarily shut until an investigation could take place. The resulting investigation revealed that the dro was caused by poor safety checks during construction. The construction company was compelled to pay compensation, but later filed for insolvency because they failed to attract contracts after the incident. Ironically, however, for Ormsby House Park, any publicity was taken as good publicity and record ticket sales were announced that year.