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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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Alton Towers to unveil SW8 rollercoaster details

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Alton Towers is expected to unveil the name and more details regarding its wooden rollercoaster SW8 on Monday.

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach: Wild Mouse removed

Wild Mouse Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The Wild Mouse wooden rollercoaster has been removed from Blackpool Pleasure Beach after 60 years.

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Merlin Annual Passes reduced by £20 in January sale

Merlin Entertainments will discount its annual pass renewals by £20 in its forthcoming January sale.

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Merlin cuts theme park days from annual pass

Thorpe Park

Merlin Entertainments has announced that its ‘standard’ Annual Pass will no longer allow entry to its UK theme parks during weekends in peak summer periods.

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Merlin Entertainments share price falls by 20%

London Eye, Merlin Entertainments

Shares in Merlin Entertainments closed down 19.9% today, after the company released a trading update showing near-stagnation in revenue.

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