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190 redundancies proposed at Alton Towers

Alton Towers

190 salaried jobs are at risk at Alton Towers after the park announced a redundancy consultation period as part of a restructuring programme.

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2015 UK theme park season draws to a close

Infusion

The main theme park season in the UK has ended for the year, with most rides now closed until 2016.

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“Simply more cost-cutting from Merlin”

What the hell is Chessington World of Adventures and the other parks thinking of by closing midweek during term time?

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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

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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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