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Merlin limits annual pass attraction access

New Merlin Annual Pass designMerlin Entertainments has limited the accessibility of its London attractions to its annual pass holders.

The company’s standard annual pass will no longer guarantee entry to the London Dungeon or Madame Tussauds, unless tickets are pre-booked.

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Flamingo Land boosting existing infrastructure

KumaliFlamingo Land has said that 2015 will be a year of investment into its existing infrastructure.

The park’s Director of Marketing, Sarah Mills, also told this website that they were “considering their options” for the following year.

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Chained Oak film to be available free online

Legend of the Chained OakThe film based around the Legend of the Chained Oak is to be available free online from 1 December.

Based on the same Staffordshire legend as the Hex ride at Alton Towers, it had a budget of only £500.

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2014 theme park season ends

Nemesis InfernoThe 2014 season has ended for the major British theme parks, with most now closed until February or March of next year.

Alton Towers ended its season with its traditional three-day fireworks events which feature 9pm closing times.

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Man speaks of Fantasy Island staff ‘assault’

Fantasy IslandA man has spoken of an alleged assault on him and his son by staff at Fantasy Island amusement park in Lincolnshire.

He says that both he and his 15-year-old son were involved in an altercation with members of the park’s staff that resulted in a violent attack.

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Manchester Bonfire fairground ride collapses

Heaton Park fairground ride collapsed [Manchester Evening News]A fairground ride at Heaton Park in Manchester collapsed during Bonfire Night celebrations, injuring three people.

The ride was a Ski Jump-style flat ride, the variant of which features wheeled carriages traversing a circular ramped track.

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Pleasure Island had “mixed bag” season in 2014

Boomerang rollercoaster at Pleasure IslandPleasure Island has a “mixed bag” of a season in 2014 according to its owner Melanie Wood.

The Cleethorpes attraction lost a large amount of trade during the summer due to a motorway closure, she said.

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Man charged over Alton Towers knife attack

NewsA man from Leek has been charged by police following the stabbing of an Alton Towers worker within the park’s car park.

The incident occurred on 20 September at approximately 10:50pm and it is understood that the victim was one of the park’s hotel managers.

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