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 recorded after-tax losses of £314,000 for the year ending 26 March 2017, accounts show.
Alton Towers is expected to theme its forthcoming wooden rollercoaster on a ‘Wicker Man’ concept, following a trademark application.
It was not too long ago that Merlin Entertainments dismissed the idea of adding wooden rollercoasters to its theme parks.
The manager of Alton Towers has described the forthcoming SW8 rollercoaster as being “very different” to the park’s other offerings.
Local authorities and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have begun enquiries into how a lighting panel fell from a twister-style ride while it was in motion.
Southport Pleasureland has denied having the former Knightmare rollercoaster, despite reports of its presence at the site.
Dutch ride manufacturer KMG has ordered the closure of two of its flat ride models following a fatal accident in the United States.