Since becoming a publicly-listed company in 2013, Merlin Entertainments has intermittently faced questions over how it is set up.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach managing director Amanda Thompson has said that the new Icon rollercoaster’s opening date is likely to be late May.
Shares in theme park operator Merlin Entertainments closed up more than 9% following publication of the company’s 2017 preliminary financial results.
Thorpe Park is re-theming the enclosed X rollercoaster into The Walking Dead: The Ride.
Alton Towers has partially scaled back operational cuts revealed earlier this week, following a strong public backlash.
Alton Towers will operate rides, attractions and food outlets on reduced availability as part of cost savings in 2018.
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.
Alton Towers has confirmed that “much of” the fire effects on the forthcoming Wicker Man rollercoaster will be illusions.