Monday, December 6, 2021

Tag: Thorpe Park

April Rules: attractions get set for opening bonanza

12 April provisionally attractions theme parks allowed reopen UK
With 12 April provisionally set to be the day attractions and theme parks are allowed to reopen in the UK, venues across the country are preparing to throw open their doors.

Merlin summons strong half-year results

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Despite warnings that this year’s spate of terrorist attacks in London and Manchester would hurt visitor numbers at its attractions, Merlin Entertainments has reported a successful first six months of the year.   Merlin Entertainments has announced strong financial results for the first half of the year, thanks to a steady growth in visitors at its attractions. The British-based attractions and resorts...

Cowell crashes cart and channels inner-child

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Simon Cowell, took flight during filming at Thorpe Park in a golf buggy and promptly crashed it, or so says The Sun.   It is reported that the music mogul was on the hunt for ice cream sandwiches to be enjoyed with his fellow X Factor presenters when he misjudged the dimensions of his vehicle, and his own ability. A source told...

Could Thorpe Park be the answer to Cowell’s prayers?

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The X Factor will take its “unique” brand of entertainment to an unlikely haven for talent, Thorpe Park, as it scours the nation for the next one hit wonder.   In sunny Surrey at Thorpe Park, Simon Cowell is the latest high-profile, and high-waisted, celebrity to reap the benefits of the booming UK theme park scene reports the Huffington Post. The seemingly...

Tourism Sector Backs Campaign for Lighter Evenings

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“Let’s use our daylight hours more wisely” states BALPPA. Britain’s leading tourism sector amusement and leisure parks are calling on the Government to shift UK clocks to Central European Time, putting the UK one hour ahead of GMT in winter and two hours ahead in the summer - creating lighter evenings all year round for the UK's tourism sector. According to...

£400m Leeds project adds leisure component

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Plans for an expansive leisure offering at a Leeds business park have been revealed this week. A subset of the £400m expansion to the Thorpe Park in Leeds - not to be confused with the Surrey-based theme park of the same name - will include a multi-screen cinema, likely to be the project’s most friendly home for amusements. The cinema will...