16 December 2021

Appeals against Legoland Windsor Resort’s long term plan fully dismissed

2021-12-16T09:02:21+00:0016th December 2021|Legoland Windsor Resort|

Merlin Entertainments yesterday confirmed that all avenues to block the implementation of Legoland Windsor Resort's Long Term Plan, submitted back in 2017, have now been exhausted. A long period of deliberation followed the Long Term Plan's submission in June 2017, with planning permission eventually issued by the Royal [...]

9 December 2021

Thorpe Park Resort to build UK’s tallest roller coaster

2021-12-11T10:29:57+00:009th December 2021|Thorpe Park Resort|

On Thursday 9th December 2021, Thorpe Park Resort held an in-person public consultation on a proposed new roller coaster that will be located in the Old Town area of the theme park. The in-person consultation was the first stage of the planning process timeline, taking into account feedback from local [...]

20 October 2021

Scares return for 2021 at Screamfest Resurrected

2021-10-20T21:51:14+01:0020th 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 [...]

10 October 2021

FRIGHT NIGHTS 2021 commerates 20 years of fear at Thorpe Park Resort

2021-10-11T22:12:14+01:0010th October 2021|Thorpe Park Resort|

FRIGHT NIGHTS 2021 is now underway at Thorpe Park Resort, with the event celebrating 20 years of fear. With three scare mazes, four scare zones, roaming scarecrows, and two scare shows, the 2021 line-up is one of the most comprehensive to date. Attraction Source was invited to the preview event [...]

2 September 2021

New Merlin Annual Passes go back on sale

2021-09-02T20:49:26+01:002nd 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 [...]

25 August 2021

Thorpe Park Resort prepares to celebrate 20 years of fear at FRIGHT NIGHTS 2021

2021-08-25T20:53:24+01:0025th August 2021|Thorpe Park Resort|

Thorpe Park Resort have today unveiled the majority of the line-up for FRIGHT NIGHTS 2021, as they prepare to celebrate 20 years of fear. With new scare zones and shows, and a new scare maze yet to be announced, Attraction Source examines all the details for 2021's event. [...]

9 August 2021

Chessington submit plans for new Amazon Land and rollercoaster

2021-08-09T22:05:47+01:009th August 2021|Chessington World of Adventures Resort|

The full planning application for Chessington World of Adventures Resort's new Amazon Land development has today been published, offering a more detailed insight into the proposals, which include a rollercoaster, and generating speculation that the area could be themed around Jumanji. Planned to be [...]

10 July 2021

Merlin Entertainments publish financial results for 2020

2021-07-10T17:24:33+01:0010th 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 [...]

17 May 2021

Chessington commence public consultation for new Amazon Land rollercoaster

2021-05-17T19:13:14+01:0017th May 2021|Chessington World of Adventures Resort|

Chessington World of Adventures Resort have today commenced a two week public consultation on a proposed new themed 'Amazon Land' encompassing a rollercoaster and two children's rides, providing a first look at the prospective attractions. Planned to be located on the field opposite Dragon's Fury, in the southern [...]

13 May 2021

Winners announced for 2021 ScareCON SCAR Awards

2021-05-13T20:21:50+01:0013th 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 [...]

20 April 2021

The London Resort reveals details of planned prehistoric theme park area

2021-12-27T13:53:27+00:0020th April 2021|The London Resort|

The London Resort has unveiled details of its first theme park area, which will be an entire land dedicated to dinosaurs, adventure and the legacy of unsung heroes of palaeontology. Base Camp – the world’s first prehistoric nature reserve – will be located in the north west corner [...]

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