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Ride photo discount returns for Merlin pass holders

The previously withdrawn 20% off ride photography has returned as a perk for Merlin Annual Pass holders. On-ride photos at Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Legoland and Chessington World of Adventures can be bought with a…


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Competition: Lightwater model winner selected

It’s congratulations to Ellie Gelsthorpe from Livingston in Scotland, who has won the model Lightwater Valley van we offered in our latest competition. We asked you what your favourite thing about Lightwater Valley was, and…


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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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Chip serving record broken at Adventure Island

The record for the world’s largest portion of chips has been broken at Adventure Island in Southend. 448kg of chips were piled into a giant chip box at the theme park, beating the previous record…


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Pleasure Beach slashes summer wristband price

Pleasure Beach Blackpool has slashed the price of its unlimited ride wristbands by £5, in an offer that will last throughout July and August. From Friday, adult wristbands can be bought in advance online for £22,…


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Adventure Island targets biggest chip portion record

The record for the world’s largest portion of chips is hoping to be broken by an Adventure Island restuarant. On Wednesday, the Traditional Fish and Chip Shop at the Southend-based theme park will attempt to…


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Competition: Win a Lightwater Valley model van

In our latest competition, we are giving you the chance to win a discontinued Lightwater Valley model van. Made by Matchbox in around 1987, these items are becoming harder to find. The model itself we…


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Thieves steal birds of prey from Lightwater Valley

Three birds of prey are missing following a break-in at the Talon Falconry, adjacent to Lightwater Valley. One adult and two infant Harris Hawks were reportedly stolen from the attraction on Thursday evening. Anyone with…