Yearly Archive: 2011
Amanda Thompson has been awarded the OBE for her services to tourism in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.
Keeping up a long family tradition, Amanda has followed in the footsteps of her father, grandfather and great-grandfather to continue building on the success of Britain’s top tourist attraction.
Alton Towers have placed two planning applications – both rumoured to be for an upcoming ‘Secret Weapon’ rollercoaster on the current site of the Black Hole tent structure. Click ‘View full post’ below for the latest update.
Legoland Windsor have today announced that an indoor Miniland, based on the popular Star Wars series of films is set to be the major new addition to the park for 2012.
Pleasure Beach Blackpool are today auditioning for a new voice for their Laughing Man display, which is being transformed into a festive Santa this festive period.
Thorpe Park’s upcoming 2012 addition The Swarm has been confirmed of being ahead of schedule in terms of construction, with the track now being fully completed.
After the Euro Attractions Show, we exclusively revealed that Pleasure Beach Blackpool’s Bling was on the market in a German trade magazine – and has now been revealed as being bought by one of Europe’s top amusement parks.
The 2011 British Travel Awards, which took place last night 2 November, celebrated a line up of winning travel companies as voted for by the British public. This year more than 700,000 votes were cast, with Merlin Entertainments sweeping up in the Theme Park category.
Alton Towers is set for a cool 2012 as it announces a partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products to bring an amazing Ice Age 4-D cinema and two themed hotel rooms to the Staffordshire Resort.
Alton Towers have now been given the go ahead to start work on their new attraction for 2012, after their planning application was approved with conditions yesterday by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.