Final plans for a multi-billion pound theme park resort in Kent will be submitted early next year, despite investors and Paramount severing ties.
Lightwater Valley has been sold to attractions operator Livingstone Leisure, for an undisclosed amount.
Alton Towers saw a slight rise in visitor numbers during the 2016 season, according to estimates by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA).
Drayton Manor is to reopen on Saturday, four days after an 11-year-old girl died after falling from a water ride at the theme park.
Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Legoland Windsor have today reopened their water rapids rides following the death of a girl on a similar attraction at Drayton Manor.
Drayton Manor will stay closed for a second day on Thursday, while the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigates the death of an 11-year-old girl.
Thorpe Park and Alton Towers have closed their rapids rides after an 11-year-old girl was killed at Drayton Manor yesterday.
The 11-year-old girl who was killed on Drayton Manor’s Splash Canyon water ride has been named as Evha Jannath.