Best New Addition 2017: Rise of the Demon wins

Derren Brown's Ghost Train

Derren Brown’s Ghost Train: Rise of the Demon is the winner of Ride Rater’s Best New Addition Award for 2017, following a significant overhaul.

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Merlin Annual Passes reduced by £20 in January sale

Merlin Entertainments will discount its annual pass renewals by £20 in its forthcoming January sale.

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Christmas Message 2017

We would like wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Jamie Kingston: Photographer of the Year 2017

Jamie Kingston, Photographer of the Year 2017

Jamie Kingston is Ride Rater’s Photographer of the Year 2017, with his great capture of the Royal Air Force Red Arrows over Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

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Ride Rater Photographer of the Year 2017

Ride Rater Photographer of the Year

As another busy theme park season ends in 2017, we are once more looking to name one of you our Photographer of the Year.

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Merlin cuts theme park days from annual pass

Thorpe Park

Merlin Entertainments has announced that its ‘standard’ Annual Pass will no longer allow entry to its UK theme parks during weekends in peak summer periods.

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Merlin Entertainments share price falls by 20%

London Eye, Merlin Entertainments

Shares in Merlin Entertainments closed down 19.9% today, after the company released a trading update showing near-stagnation in revenue.

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach records £314,000 loss

Artist's impression of Icon rollercoaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach recorded after-tax losses of £314,000 for the year ending 26 March 2017, accounts show.

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