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17th Jul 2022

Merlin Entertainments publish financial results for 2021

By |17th July 2022|Industry News|

Merlin Entertainments have recently published their financial results for 2021, providing an insight into the business' recovery from the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. With the group operating within the leisure and hospitality industry, one of the industries most significantly impacted by COVID in 2020, [...]

31st Jan 2022

Merlin Entertainments names Aramark as Food & Beverage partner

By |31st January 2022|Industry News|

Merlin Entertainments announced today that it has named Aramark, a global leader in food, facilities management, and uniforms, as its food and beverage partner for five locations in the UK and two in the US. The locations for the multi-year contract include Alton Towers Resort, Chessington World of Adventures Resort, [...]

2nd Sep 2021

New Merlin Annual Passes go back on sale

By |2nd September 2021|Industry News|

Merlin Entertainments have today recommenced sales of new annual passes, following the suspension of new pass sales while they evaluated their pass offering and attraction capacity restrictions were in place throughout the coronavirus pandemic. In December 2020, Merlin announced that the previous Standard and Premium Passes would not be returning [...]

10th Jul 2021

Merlin Entertainments publish financial results for 2020

By |10th July 2021|Industry News|

Merlin Entertainments have recently published their financial results for 2020, revealing the significant impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on the business. With the group operating within the leisure and hospitality industry, one of the most significantly impacted industries by COVID, the results set out in the 2020 [...]

13th May 2021

Winners announced for 2021 ScareCON SCAR Awards

By |13th May 2021|Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Industry News, Thorpe Park Resort|

The winners of the 2021 ScareCON SCAR Awards were unveiled last night, seeing a range of theme parks and scare attractions recognised for their 2020 offerings. Amongst the winners were Thorpe Park Resort in the category of 'Best original concept & design' for its scare zones, and Chessington [...]

18th Mar 2021

Nominations announced for 2021 ScareCON SCAR Awards

By |18th March 2021|Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Industry News, Thorpe Park Resort|

ScareTOUR, a site dedicated to providing independent reviews of scare attractions all over the world, last night announced nominations for the 2021 ScareCON SCAR awards, the annual awards which recognise and champion all aspects of the scare industry – from Halloween events to year-round scare attractions. The nominations [...]

7th Dec 2020

Merlin Entertainments launches new Gold & Platinum Annual Passes

By |7th December 2020|Industry News|

Merlin Entertainments have today launched two brand new Annual Passes with the introduction of the Merlin Gold Pass and Merlin Platinum Pass. These new products are being introduced after it was revealed on 23rd November that the Standard and Premium passes would not be returning to sale, following the suspension [...]

28th Nov 2017

Merlin confirm Changes to Standard and Premium Annual Passes

By |28th November 2017|Industry News|

Merlin Annual Pass have today confirmed the full changes to their Annual Pass packages for new Standard and Premium Passes for 2017/18. One of the largest changes being made is the introduction of additional restrictions to the validity of the Standard Annual Pass. Passes purchased from 28th November onwards will [...]

30th May 2007

Merlin Entertainments acquire Tussauds Group

By |30th May 2007|Industry News|

Following approval from EU Competition Authorities, the deal announced in March between Merlin Entertainments and The Tussauds Group has now been completed. This acquisition creates the world’s second largest visitor attractions operator after Disney. Merlin’s portfolio now includes brands such as Legoland Parks, Madame Tussauds, London Eye, Sea Life Centres, [...]