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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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Enquiries over Paignton ride panel fall

Paignton beach

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.

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Pleasureland ‘doesn’t have’ Knightmare rollercoaster

Knightmare rollercoaster at Camelot

Southport Pleasureland has denied having the former Knightmare rollercoaster, despite reports of its presence at the site.

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KMG flat ride models closed following US death

KMG Afterburner

Dutch ride manufacturer KMG has ordered the closure of two of its flat ride models following a fatal accident in the United States.

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