Tag: Legoland

Legoland Movie fails to impress but Merlin’s portfolio keeps the profit wand waving

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The release of a second Lego Movie had “limited momentum” on Legoland ticket sales, according to operator Merlin Entertainment.

Merlin Entertainments approves £6bn bid from Lego family

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Lego owner Kirkbi has agreed a £5.9bn acquisition of Merlin Entertainments, after the Thorpe Park operator’s board unanimously approved the bid, the..

Merlin sets “consistent” aim to marketplace

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Riding on record visitor numbers for 2018, Merlin has updated shareholders at its annual general meeting that trading is performing “in line with..

Merlin fails to wave a magic wand over Legoland visitor numbers

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Merlin Entertainment’s latest trading update was met with a degree of consternation from the stock exchange as shares dipped on the news that the company had done little other than stay within expectations. Citing “early signs of recovery in the London tourism market,” Merlin CEO Nick Varney was able to report an increase in visitor numbers at the London Eye,...

Legoland wins battle to build to visitor township and new rides in Windsor

With 11 votes to two in favour of Merlin Entertainment’s plans, Royal Borough planning councillors have granted permission for a new township and three new rides at the company’s Legoland attraction in Windsor. Merlin Entertainment’s leisure empire is expanding at the operator’s Legoland Windsor attraction after Royal Borough planning councillors granted permission for the construction of 450 new lodges and...

Tickets 2 Wishes holds VIP day

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On 1 August, 11-year-old Ben and his step brother Cameron, who both suffer from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, were treated to a full VIP day out at ‘Soar’ at Intu Braehead near Glasgow, thanks to Funstation and Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity.   They were joined by their parents Sheryl and Alan and sisters Phoebe (nine) and Layla (five). The family were invited...

Visitor numbers at Merlin sites down after terror attacks

Visitors have avoided major London tourist attractions in the aftermath of recent terror attacks and visitor numbers could continue to fall, Merlin Entertainments has warned. Merlin, which owns Legoland, Madame Tussauds and the London Eye, said in a statement: “In the immediate aftermath of the Westminster attack on 22 March the incident did result in a softer domestic, day-trip...

Merlin committed to profit growth and new attractions

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Merlin Entertainments’ latest financial results show that the company has enjoyed profit growth in 2016 and is on track to meet its 2020 milestones.   Thanks to the weak pound, Merlin Entertainments, operator of attractions such as Alton Towers, Madame Tussauds and the London Eye, saw operating profits grow 3.6 percent in the year to 24 December on a year earlier. Other...

Self-made magic coming this spring

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A fully immersive family adventure ride is coming to Legoland Windsor in May 2017. Young thrillseekers will be able to hold their own against the snake tribes and Kings of the Skulkuns by hurling fireballs, shockwaves, ice and lightning from the palms of their hands in this 4D hand gesture enabled ride. The ride makes use of 4D effects such as...

Merlin Entertainments hoping for discount visitor bump

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Merlin Entertainments is offering sale prices on an annual pass for families, in an attempt to tie in customers for its wide range of leisure attractions. Passes are currently on sale for £109, a discount of £30 over the standard price. The UK-based company will be hoping in particular that the deals help bring visitors back to Alton Towers, which...