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Monthly Archive: October 2011

Oct 24 2011

End of the line for Canada Creek Railway

Thorpe Park have today announced one of their few remaining family rides is to close next month, in a surprise move.

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Oct 21 2011

Alton Towers’ 2012 project given the thumbs up

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.

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Oct 20 2011

‘Four park challenge’ raises money for charity

Staff at Chessington World of Adventures Resort joined forces with colleagues from other Merlin-owned theme parks and got on their bikes for what was the ultimate cycle challenge, all in aid of Merlin’s Magic Wand Charity.

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Oct 17 2011

Drayton Manor announces campsite partnership

The Camping and Caravanning Club has partnered with Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth in Staffordshire, to operate its campsite. The 90-pitch full-facility site will open on Thursday, March 29, 2012 and will be located within easy walking distance of the theme park’s entry gates.

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Oct 12 2011

The Ultimate Ticket for Lightwater Valley

Lightwater Valley have now announced their admission prices for next year, including a ‘no loose change’ pricing strategy where all prices are rounded to the nearest pound and an ‘Ultimate Ticket’ – which allows guests to cut the queue in exchange for an increased admission price.

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Oct 09 2011

Rocket Racers’ Last Lego Rally

Legoland Windsors’ Rocket Racers attraction is to officially close tomorrow, after defying the HD revolution in computer gaming for many years. Located close to the park entrance’s ‘The Beginning’ area, the ride consisted of both a pre-show and an arcade style racing attraction.

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Oct 05 2011

Nemesis set to gain spin-off attraction

Alton Towers’ popular Nemesis rollercoaster is set to gain a sister attraction for 2012, based on the infamous storyline which created one of the world’s best inverted coasters.

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Oct 04 2011

Gold Mine set for redevelopment

Pleasure Beach Blackpool’s Gold Mine attraction is set for a redevelopment for 2012 as work commenced on the ride’s exterior – and the ride now being closed on a permanent basis. As work commenced, we managed to get some photos as new fences went up…

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Oct 01 2011

Golden opportunity as Bling is for sale

Blackpool’s Bling thrill ride is now officially on the ride market – as an advert in a German trade magazine has shown the ride is for sale.

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