Icon opening ‘likely to be Spring Bank Holiday’

Icon rollercoaster, Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach managing director Amanda Thompson has said that the new Icon rollercoaster’s opening date is likely to be late May.

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Merlin Entertainments shares rise after 2017 results

Merlin Entertainments logo

Shares in theme park operator Merlin Entertainments closed up more than 9% following publication of the company’s 2017 preliminary financial results.

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Thorpe Park re-themes X ride to The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: The Ride, Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park is re-theming the enclosed X rollercoaster into The Walking Dead: The Ride.

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Alton Towers partially reverses operational cuts

Congo River Rapids at Alton Towers

Alton Towers has partially scaled back operational cuts revealed earlier this week, following a strong public backlash.

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Alton Towers reduces ride availability in savings drive

Alton Towers

Alton Towers will operate rides, attractions and food outlets on reduced availability as part of cost savings in 2018.

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Alton Towers: John Wardley ‘thrilled’ with wood ride

John Wardley at Alton Towers

John Wardley, the man behind some of Alton Towers’ most famous rides, has said he is “thrilled” the park is finally getting a wooden rollercoaster.

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Wicker Man: Much of fire ‘actually an illusion’

Wicker Man logo

Alton Towers has confirmed that “much of” the fire effects on the forthcoming Wicker Man rollercoaster will be illusions.

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Wicker Man: Alton Towers confirms new rollercoaster

Wicker Man rollercoaster Alton Towers

Alton Towers has confirmed that its forthcoming new rollercoaster will be called Wicker Man.

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