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‘Good prospect’ of tourism VAT cut

London Eye

Representatives from a campaign to cut VAT on tourist attractions have spoken of a “good prospect” of the British government making a reduction.

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Alton Towers confirms ride mothballing

Alton Towers ruins

Alton Towers has confirmed that five of its rides will remain closed when the theme park begins its 2016 season on 19 March.

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Air designer Wardley praises Galactica changes

John Wardley at Air's original launch

The original concept designer of Alton Towers’ Air rollercoaster has praised the changes made to the ride ahead of its re-launch as Galactica.

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Fantasy Island purchased by Mellors Group

Millennium Rollercoaster

Fantasy Island in Lincolnshire has been purchased by events management company Mellors Group.

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Alton Towers admission price rises to £51.60

Runaway Mine Train

The cost of admission to Alton Towers has risen to £51.60 when paying on the day of arrival.

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Thorpe Park names Ghost Train opening date

Derren Brown's Ghost Train1

Thorpe Park has announced that its new attraction – Derren Brown’s Ghost Train – will open on 6 May.

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Alton Towers names Smiler reopening date

The Smiler

Alton Towers has confirmed that it will reopen the Smiler rollercoaster on 19 March, the first day of the park’s 2016 season.

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Alton Towers retires Flume water ride


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

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