York Dungeon to reopen following £2m refurb

York Dungeon is to reopen at Easter next year, following a £2 million refurbishment triggered by floods.

The River Ouse rose to more than five metres above its normal level earlier this year, causing widespread damage to the attraction.

Operators Merlin Entertainments said that the floods provided an opportunity for the Dungeon to be updated.

Dungeon manager Helen Douglas said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors back to something fresh and dynamic that’s laugh-out-loud funny and scream-out-loud scary all at the same time. This is an exciting new chapter for the York Dungeon.”

The attraction will feature some new scenes with others refreshed, although it will still lack rides that are present at the other Dungeon sites such as London and Edinburgh.

The Dungeon attracts 160,000 people annually, according to the Visit York organisation.

It will reopen on 22 March 2013, with discounted admission available for £9 when booked in advance.