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Thorpe Park and Derren Brown in three-year plan

Derren Brown

Illusionist Derren Brown’s involvement with Thorpe Park over a new ride has been a three-year collaboration, he says.

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Midweek closures at Merlin theme parks in 2016

Rameses Revenge at Chessington World of Adventures

Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park will be closed during a number of off-peak weekdays in 2016.

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Review: Alton Towers Scarefest 2015

Scarefest 2015Alton Towers’ Scarefest returned this year on the back of a disastrous trading period since the Smiler accident.

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“The danger of too many IPs at a theme park”

If the rumours of Derren Brown being the basis of Thorpe Park’s new addition next year are true, then is this indicative of a continuing trend from Merlin Entertainments?

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Smiler ride remains under HSE prohibition notice

The SmilerThe Smiler rollercoaster at Alton Towers remains under a prohibition notice more than four months since it crashed.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) served the order preventing the ride’s use following the 2 June incident which seriously injured five people.

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“Good move by Thorpe Park on Katie Hopkins”

I’d just like to congratulate Thorpe Park on the decision to take the piss out of Katie Hopkins in their Fright Nights maze.

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Katie Hopkins depicted in Thorpe Park maze

Katie HopkinsTV star Katie Hopkins is to be depicted in a Thorpe Park scare maze attraction during its Frights Nights events.

The 40-year-old Sun newspaper columnist, noted for her controversial views, is to be depicted by masked characters in the park’s Containment attraction.

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach plans 2018 ‘big project’

Blackpool Pleasure BeachBlackpool Pleasure Beach is planning a “big project” for 2018, the park’s managing director Amanda Thompson has said.

Following the appearance of a ‘Project 2017’-marked staff vehicle parked at the amusement park this year, a major addition had been expected for that year.

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