A film based on the same local legend that inspired the Hex dark ride at Alton Towers has been produced on a £500 budget.
The Legend of the Chained Oak has this weekend been awarded best UK Short Film at the Stoke Your Fires film festival recognising local projects in Staffordshire.
Alton Towers has said that is has “no plans” for a live music concert during 2014, as had been the the case during recent summers.
The Alton Towers Live concerts have previously featured acts such as JLS and Olly Murs, attracting up to 28,000 fans.
Merlin Entertainments chief executive Nick Varney has criticised the UK minimum wage for being a universal figure applied across the country.
In an interview with the Financial Times newspaper, the 51-year-old businessman called for a tiered approach recognising varying costs of living.
Merlin Entertainments sold 70,000 of its annual passes during its recent New Year sale, it has emerged.
The figure is up from the 45,000 sold during the company’s similar sale held last year, and were reported in a shareholder presentation yesterday.
Lightwater Valley has recorded a near-tenfold increase in pre-tax losses, the theme park’s latest accounts show.
In the year to 31 January 2014, the North Yorkshire attraction’s losses deepened from £55,964 to £508,852.
Chessington World Adventures has named 3 August as the opening date for its new ‘Azteca Hotel’.
Featuring themed rooms of ancient South American nature, the 69-room hotel will be the second to open at the Surrey theme park.
Legoland Windsor has cancelled a private booking from a Muslin organisation, citing threatening messages from “a small but vociferous group”.
The theme park was booked by the Muslim Research and Development Foundation (MRDF) for 9 March, before the start of its opening season.
Merlin Entertainments is set to announce a 13% rise in profits on Thursday, City of London analysts understand.
The Sunday Times is reporting that the British-owned operator of Alton Towers and Thorpe Park will announce £386 million in earnings.
Merlin Entertainments has temporarily withdrawn its monthly-installment annual pass – Merlin Membership – for unspecified reasons.
A statement on the product’s website states: “Unfortunately Merlin Membership is currently unavailable.
Legoland Windsor has rejected accusations that it is discriminating against non-Muslims after an Islamic group hired the park for the day.
The Muslim Research and Development Foundation (MRDF) has hired the attraction on 9 March, which is prior to the park opening to the public.