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Online ‘Event Wizard’ tool for southern Merlin parks

Arranging group events is set to become easier when Merlin Entertainments launch a new online booking system for their theme parks in the south of England next month. Organisers for events such as conferences, teambuilding days or large family days…


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Planning permission granted for Weymouth Eye

Planning permission has been granted for the construction of a 53-metre observation tower in the coastal town of Weymouth. Merlin Entertainments were given unaminous approval by the local council to construct the Weymouth Eye structure….



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Council approves Weymouth Eye land leasing

Proposed observation tower the Weymouth Eye has moved a step closer to reality as the leasing of its site was agreed by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council. Merlin Entertainments have yet to obtain planning permision for the…


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Merlin to challenge use of ‘Calcutta Eye’ name

Merlin Entertainments has revealed that it plans to oppose the naming of a planned ferris wheel in India as the ‘Calcutta Eye’. The British company claims the ‘Eye’ brand as its own and its most…


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Merlin building Legoland Discovery Centre in Tokyo

A Legoland Discovery Centre will open in the Japanese capital Tokyo next year, under plans announced by Merlin Entertainments today. The 1.2 billion yen (£9.3 million) attraction is the latest development announced by the British company, which…


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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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Merlin planning ‘Weymouth Eye’ attraction

Merlin Entertainments are planning the construction of a 53-metre (174-foot) observation tower in the seaside town of Weymouth. Dubbed the Weymouth Eye, the attraction would feature a 50-person capsule that slowly rotates 360 degrees while rising to the summit,…