Alton Towers has opened its new Wicker Man rollercoaster to the public for the first time, following three days of delays due to cold temperatures.
The first wooden rollercoaster built in the UK for 22 years has now arrived at Alton Towers, after years of the park’s owners resisting calls for one to be built.
Alton Towers has been forced to delay the public opening of its new rollercoaster Wicker Man, as sub-zero temperatures swept across the UK.
Pleasure Island’s 1904-build carousel ride “is sold” according to auctioneers, despite the winning bidder reportedly claiming to have bid £180,000 in error.
Since becoming a publicly-listed company in 2013, Merlin Entertainments has intermittently faced questions over how it is set up.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach managing director Amanda Thompson has said that the new Icon rollercoaster’s opening date is likely to be late May.
Shares in theme park operator Merlin Entertainments closed up more than 9% following publication of the company’s 2017 preliminary financial results.
Thorpe Park is re-theming the enclosed X rollercoaster into The Walking Dead: The Ride.