190 salaried jobs are at risk at Alton Towers after the park announced a redundancy consultation period as part of a restructuring programme.
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The main theme park season in the UK has ended for the year, with most rides now closed until 2016.
Illusionist Derren Brown’s involvement with Thorpe Park over a new ride has been a three-year collaboration, he says.
Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park will be closed during a number of off-peak weekdays in 2016.
The Smiler rollercoaster at Alton Towers remains under a prohibition notice more than four months since it crashed.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) served the order preventing the ride’s use following the 2 June incident which seriously injured five people.
TV star Katie Hopkins is to be depicted in a Thorpe Park scare maze attraction during its Frights Nights events.
The 40-year-old Sun newspaper columnist, noted for her controversial views, is to be depicted by masked characters in the park’s Containment attraction.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is planning a “big project” for 2018, the park’s managing director Amanda Thompson has said.
Following the appearance of a ‘Project 2017’-marked staff vehicle parked at the amusement park this year, a major addition had been expected for that year.
An internal investigation into the Smiler rollercoaster accident at Alton Towers has been “pretty much concluded”, CEO Nick Varney has said.
The Merlin Entertainments boss said in a trading update this morning that the results of the investigation would be announced in “due course”.