Monday, December 6, 2021

Tag: Theme Park

London Resort hit with fresh planning delay

London resorts granted review delay
The beleaguered London Resort is facing yet another delay to full development consent, after the Planning Inspectorate delayed the instigation of its six month inquiry until April 2022.

High demand as Coney Beach announces Blue Light Day

Coney Beach announces Blue Light Day
More than 6,000 emergency services personnel registered to attend Coney Beach’s upcoming Blue Light Day, with the event hitting full capacity within 24 hours of its announcement.

London Resorts “delighted” with supplier response

London Resorts delighted with supplier response
Almost 2,000 businesses have registered their interest in becoming a supplier to London Resorts, less than one month after theme park planners invited submissions.

Pleasure Island ride repurposed at Ocean Beach

Pleasure Island ride repurposed at Ocean Beach
Cars and props from the Shrieksville ghost train at former Cleethorpes amusement park Pleasure Island have been repurposed to refurbish Ocean Beach Pleasure Park’s Roller Ghoster ride.

London Resorts enters pre-procurement stage

The London Resort enters pre-precurement stage
Despite recent planning setbacks, the developers behind The London Resort have reiterated their confidence in the £2.5bn project by launching a first supplier pre-procurement period.

Battle over London theme park continues

London Resort theme park battle
The London Resort’s updated environmental statement has been delayed until the end of November, ten months after the initial application for the project.

Dreamland reopens eight rides for its Summer Social

Dreamland Ghost Train
Dreamland opened eight “specially-selected” amusement rides last Saturday as part of its Summer Social season, with the popular park looking to reopen in Covid-safe stages

M&D’s theme park installs new rides

M&D's Theme park new rides
M&D’s Theme Park has announced a range of new rides for 2021, including a Fast and Furious-themed Miami and the Twister, as well as the Pony Express and Tea-Cups.

UK theme parks oppose new London Resorts submission

UK theme parks oppose London Resorts submission
Merlin Resorts has called on London Resort Company Holdings to resubmit plans for its £2.5bn Swanscombe Peninsula attraction, after stating a planning extension granted to address environmental issues is being used to make major changes to the site.

Blackpool rising to the regeneration challenge

Blackpool Central regeneration
1,000 new jobs, an annual spending boost of £75 million a year and 600,000 additional tourists: Blackpool is on the rise. A detailed planning application for phase one of the Blackpool Central project has been submitted to the local authority this week.

London Resorts granted review delay

London resorts granted review delay
Will we ever see London Resorts’ long awaited theme park down in the south east? Already long in the planning, and now even longer in the execution, the £5 billion economy driving project has literally stuttered and shunted its way to another delay, most of which outside of its control.

€15.5m roller coaster approved for Tayto Park

Roller Coaster - Tayto Park Coaster approval
An Bord Pleanála has approved plans submitted by Ashbourne Visitor Centre Ltd to build a new €15.5m roller coaster at Tayto Park in Kilbrew.

Welsh funfairs get 26 April green light

Welsh Funfairs reopening
Welsh funfairs and theme parks are to reopen as of 26 April, following the latest guidance from first minister Mark Drakeford, delivered on 1 April.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach invites visitors to “Walk the Woodie”

Blackpool Pleasure Beach unique experience walk the woodie
Visitors to Blackpool Pleasure Beach are being offered the opportunity to “Walk the Woodie,” a unique experience which allows guests to walk the track of the attraction’s iconic 80-year old wooden roller coaster.

“Disneyland opportunity” for Isle of Wight seafront

Isle of Wight theme park proposal
The Isle of Wight Council has revealed its ongoing plans to find an investor for Dinosaur Isle on Sandown seafront could lead to “a Disneyland opportunity” for the site.

Robbie Williams “tempted” by Blackpool Pleasure Beach purchase

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Robbie Williams Amanda Thompson
The prospect of letting Robbie Williams entertain you at Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a knicker throwing idea at the best of times, but when the star singer said he had dreams of buying the attraction, there was no knickers in a twist response from BPB. Its chief Amanda Thompson, clearly a fan of the star, managed to weave a Robbie hit after hit in her warm and witty riposte.

London Resort seeks final Westminster approval

London Resort development
New Year’s Eve saw the drawn-out development process of the multi-billion pound theme park the London Resort take a significant step forward: with finalised paperwork submitted to the UK government for approval.

Gyrosaur opens at Gulliver’s Valley

Gyrosaur Gullivers
A new thrill-ride has opened at Gulliver’s Valley theme park in Rotherham, which its owners hope will round out the attraction’s appeal to families with older children.

Skill Cut Winner goes to the fair

Skill Cut Winner Electrocoin
Electrocoin’s Skill Cut Winner, which can be found at all major FECs, theme parks, bowling centres and single sites throughout the UK, is now a big winner with travelling fairs.

Mysterious new owner scoops up Pleasure Island

Pleasure Island Cleethorpes mystery new owner
A shuttered Lincolnshire theme park looks set to be resurrected in due course, with its owner claiming that the ink is already drying on an agreement which will soon see the attraction change hands.

“Scotland’s Theme Park” back in business

Scotland theme park
Scotland’s only major theme park has been resuscitated out of administration by what appears to be a new generation of the park’s former owner’s family.

Shanghai Disney paves way for re-opening of UK amusement parks?

Shanghai theme park
Disney’s theme park in mainland China is back open for business, with two major “new normal” Covidbusting measures which may well be copied closer to home. Will UK operators be ordering a Chinese takeaway this summer?

Ten parks nominated for first UK Theme Park of the Year

Thorpe Park rollercoaster ThemeParks-UK award nomination
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, ThemeParks-UK has launched the UK Theme Park Awards, celebrating the best British attractions in over 20 categories.

M&D defend asset purchase of collapsed company

M&D Lochview Theme Park new company
The directors of M&D Leisure have defended their decision to purchase part of the collapsed amusement park firm through a newly established company as “the best option” for the future.

“Scotland’s Theme Park” goes into administration

Scotland theme park closes
The list of economic victims of the coronavirus shutdown grew yet further last week, with the sad news that Scotland’s largest theme park had been forced into administration.

Seven zones planned for London’s long running saga of new theme park

London Resort
New images and details have been released of the massive new London theme park which has been billed as Britain’s home-grown version of Disneyland.

Drayton Manor refocuses in new ten-year strategy

Drayton Manor 10 Year strategy
One of the directors of the family-owned Drayton Manor theme park in Staffordshire has revealed details of a ten-year strategy plan which, so he hopes...

TripAdvisor names the best UK theme parks

uk theme park
TripAdvisor has named the UK's top 10 theme parks, with Paulton's Park in Romsey coming out on top in a visitor vote. Paulton's Park has been named the top UK theme park by Tripadvisor users. To collate the Traveller's Choice Amusement and Water Park 2019 list, the ratings website took into account both quality and quantity of reviews. The top 10 UK...

Planning board call off Tayto Park’s €14m coaster

Tayto Park Planning
Ireland’s planning authority has refused permission for Tayto Park new E14m rollercoaster, dubbed ‘Coaster 2021’, in a decision that “may bring the longer..

Merlin Entertainments approves £6bn bid from Lego family

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