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Alton Towers retires Flume water ride

Flume

Alton Towers has retired the Flume water ride after 35 years of operation, the park has confirmed.

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Alton Towers operator charged over Smiler crash

The Smiler

Alton Towers operator Merlin Entertainments has been charged over the Smiler rollercoaster accident which seriously injured five people last year.

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Merlin Membership monthly scheme cancelled

Colossus at Thorpe Park

Merlin Entertainments has cancelled the monthly direct debit version of its annual pass, the short-lived Merlin Membership scheme.

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Drayton Manor accounts show £255,000 loss

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Drayton Manor made a pre-tax loss of £255,000 in the year to 28 February 2015, accounts show.

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Lightwater Valley returns to profit

The Ultimate at Lightwater Valley

Lightwater Valley returned to profit in the year ending 31 January 2015, following several years of consecutive losses.

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Flamingo Land records £2.2 million profit

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Flamingo Land recorded a £2.2 million pre-tax profit for the year ending 31 March 2015, accounts show.

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Thorpe Park unveils Derren Brown’s Ghost Train

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Thorpe Park has revealed the title of its forthcoming indoor attraction as Derren Brown’s Ghost Train.

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Alton Towers to relaunch Air ride as Galactica

Galactica

Alton Towers has confirmed that the Air rollercoaster is to be relaunched with virtual reality technology, under the name of Galactica.

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