Archive for Editor

“Reduced openings a nail in Merlin’s coffin”

from Laura Mitchell

The reduced opening times of all of Merlin’s UK theme parks is one big nail in their coffin.

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Christmas Message 2015


As always at this time of the year, we would like to take a moment to reflect on the year that has passed.

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Merlin to discount annual passes by 30% in sale

Merlin Annual Pass

Merlin Entertainments will reduce the price of its annual passes by around 30% during a sale running between 1 January and 15 February next year.

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Alton Towers cuts 26 days from 2016 season

Oblivion rollercoaster

Alton Towers has cut 26 days from its 2016 operating calendar, following a year of heavy visitor losses caused by the Smiler accident.

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Park of the Year 2015: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

We are pleased to announce that Blackpool Pleasure Beach has been awarded Ride Rater’s Park of the Year award for the second year running.

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Elliott Morgan: Photographer of the Year 2015

Photographer of the Year 2015 winner

Elliott Morgan has been named as Ride Rater’s Photographer of the Year 2015, for his imaginative capturing of Thorpe Park’s Colossus rollercoaster.

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Quiz of 2015 – were you paying attention?

The Smiler

2015 was one of the most eventful and memorable – sadly for many wrong reasons – years in the history of UK theme parks.

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Pleasureland Southport expansion proposed

Southport Pleasureland

A plan for the expansion of Southport Pleasureland has been put to local authorities in the Merseyside town.

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