2015 UK theme park season draws to a close


The main theme park season in the UK has ended for the year, with most rides now closed until 2016.

Merlin Entertainments’ four theme parks have been negatively impacted by the accident which occurred on the Smiler ride at Alton Towers in June.

The park ended its season this evening with the culmination of its three-day fireworks event.

Some midweek closures at Merlin’s theme parks have been announced for 2016, as the fallout from the Smiler incident is expected to continue to affect guest numbers.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach yesterday opened until 10pm, allowing guests a rare chance of night time riding.

The Lancashire amusement park’s season also ended today, with reopening occurring in February next year.