31 January 2022

Merlin Entertainments names Aramark as Food & Beverage partner

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, [...]

20 October 2021

Scares return for 2021 at Screamfest Resurrected

20th October 2021|Industry News|

Last weekend signalled the return of Screamfest, a popular, must-experience Halloween event in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Well and truly “Resurrected” after a year’s absence due to COVID-19, the event features a line-up that includes some fresh twists on Screamfest classics, returning scares, and two new attractions. Attraction Source was invited [...]

13 May 2021

Winners announced for 2021 ScareCON SCAR Awards

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 [...]

18 March 2021

Nominations announced for 2021 ScareCON SCAR Awards

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 [...]

7 December 2020

Merlin Entertainments launches new Gold & Platinum Annual Passes

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 [...]

28 November 2017

Merlin confirm Changes to Standard and Premium Annual Passes

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 [...]

30 May 2007

Merlin Entertainments acquire Tussauds Group

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, [...]