Christmas Message 2016

2016 has been a year of losses.

From the eerily-high number of celebrity deaths, to the sharp fall in the value of the pound, and within our interest as theme park enthusiasts – the sad closure of Pleasure Island.

Sterling’s fall in value has not provided a tourism boost many – including Merlin Entertainments boss Nick Varney – predicted, at least not yet.

Pleasure Island’s closure should serve as a warning to the UK theme park industry, particularly that of the smaller independent attractions.

But as we move towards 2017, there are still reasons to be positive.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Alton Towers will both be continuing construction of their new rollercoasters, and we believe that Drayton Manor is also close to an announcement regarding a major new ride.

As always, we want to thank you for your continued support, reading our articles, being with us on Facebook, tweeting and following us on Instagram etc.

Whatever your plans over the festive period, we would like to wish all of our readers a very happy Christmas and wonderful new year.