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Jamie Kingston: Photographer of the Year 2017

Jamie Kingston, Photographer of the Year 2017

Jamie Kingston is Ride Rater’s Photographer of the Year 2017, with his great capture of the Royal Air Force Red Arrows over Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

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Ride Rater Photographer of the Year 2017

Ride Rater Photographer of the Year

As another busy theme park season ends in 2017, we are once more looking to name one of you our Photographer of the Year.

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Merlin cuts theme park days from annual pass

Thorpe Park

Merlin Entertainments has announced that its ‘standard’ Annual Pass will no longer allow entry to its UK theme parks during weekends in peak summer periods.

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Merlin Entertainments share price falls by 20%

London Eye, Merlin Entertainments

Shares in Merlin Entertainments closed down 19.9% today, after the company released a trading update showing near-stagnation in revenue.

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach records £314,000 loss

Artist's impression of Icon rollercoaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach recorded after-tax losses of £314,000 for the year ending 26 March 2017, accounts show.

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SW8: ‘Wicker Man theme’ for Alton Towers ride

Wicker Man logo

Alton Towers is expected to theme its forthcoming wooden rollercoaster on a ‘Wicker Man’ concept, following a trademark application.

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Editorial: Merlin finally facing reality over wood rides

SW8 under construction at Alton Towers

It was not too long ago that Merlin Entertainments dismissed the idea of adding wooden rollercoasters to its theme parks.

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SW8 ‘very different’ to other Alton Towers rides

SW8 - Secret Weapon Eight - rollercoaster, Alton Towers

The manager of Alton Towers has described the forthcoming SW8 rollercoaster as being “very different” to the park’s other offerings.

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