Alton Towers has confirmed that it will reopen the Smiler rollercoaster on 19 March, the first day of the park’s 2016 season.
Alton Towers has retired the Flume water ride after 35 years of operation, the park has confirmed.
Alton Towers operator Merlin Entertainments has been charged over the Smiler rollercoaster accident which seriously injured five people last year.
Merlin Entertainments has cancelled the monthly direct debit version of its annual pass, the short-lived Merlin Membership scheme.
Nigel Buchanan enjoyed working as a ride operator at Blackpool Pleasure Beach so much, he has just returned to the park for a second season.
Drayton Manor made a pre-tax loss of £255,000 in the year to 28 February 2015, accounts show.
Lightwater Valley returned to profit in the year ending 31 January 2015, following several years of consecutive losses.
Flamingo Land recorded a £2.2 million pre-tax profit for the year ending 31 March 2015, accounts show.