Following extensive damage, The York Dungeon is now closed for an extended period.

The attraction have announced that they expected to be closed ‘until after Christmas‘ at the earliest. A flood hit the indoor scare attraction on 27th September, when the adjacent River Ouse reached a peak level of 16ft 8in – an unseen height for the area.

Unfortunate consequences have seen rumours of staff redundancies and limited opening following the disaster.

It is expected the closure will allow a full refurbishment to be undertaken in time for the 2013 season.

An official statement released by The Dungeons brand operator Merlin Entertainments said;

“We have begun a period of consultation with the team who understand that the situation is sadly outside our control. Our aim is to minimise any need for redundancy, including where possible and practical seeking to find them new roles within the Merlin Group.”

All guests who have purchased tickets during the closure period are being encouraged to apply for a refund, and visit the Blackpool Tower Dungeon instead.


Adam James Whittaker

Adam James Whittaker is an aspiring marketer, who has worked in the theme park industry for a number of years. He believes in the preservation of amusement heritage and using marketing effectively to promote new attractions and investments.

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Ben · 12th March 2013 at 12:38 am

‘Nearby Blackpool’??….it’s 115 miles (over 2 hours) drive away!

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