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Previewing the Blackpool Tower Dungeon

As the 1 September opening date for the Blackpool Tower Dungeon nears, we take a look at what ghastly goings on will feature inside. For those that have visited the other Dungeon attractions around the…


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Varney still targeting Merlin stock market flotation

Merlin Entertainments chief executive Nick Varney has said he would still like to see his company become listed on the London Stock Exchange before he steps down. Flotation was planned for last year, but turbulence on…


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Evening event to mark Chessington zoo’s 80th

Chessington World of Adventures will celebrate its zoo’s 80th anniversary with a special evening event on Saturday. An after hours event running from 6pm to dusk will feature interactive experiences with the animals as well…


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£2.4m investment plan for Pleasurewood Hills

Pleasurewood Hills is set to receive a cash injection of £2.4 million over three years as part of a new investment plan. Earlier this year the Suffolk theme park was taken over by French investors…


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Mumbo Jumbo set to lose steepest drop record

Mumbo Jumbo at Flamingo Land is set to lose its record of having the world’s steepest drop on a rollercoaster. A new ride called Takabisha will open at the Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park in Japan on…


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Alton Towers entry price breaks £40 barrier

Admission charges to Alton Towers have passed the £40 mark for the first time, now standing at £40.80 for adult entry. Prices were £39.60 per adult at the start of the 2011 season, but this…


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Pleasurewood Hills boomerang to remain open

Wipeout, the Vekoma boomerang rollercoaster located at Pleasurewood Hills, is to remain in operation despite a series of complaints over noise levels. Residents in the area have made complaints about sound levels coming from the…


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Lightwater Valley chasing debut Ultimate riders

Lightwater Valley is searching for two Bolton men who were among the first riders of their rollercoaster The Ultimate in 1991. The theme park is looking to invite Christopher Nelson and Craig Johnston, who won a newspaper competition…