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15th Mar 2022

Full application submitted for Project Exodus at Thorpe Park Resort

By |15th March 2022|Thorpe Park Resort|

Thorpe Park Resort have submitted the full application for Project Exodus, which will see the installation of a rollercoaster along with associated buildings and structures in the Old Town area of the theme park. The application formalises the Resort's aspirations, as revealed during the public consultation in December, [...]

16th Feb 2022

Plans submitted by Chessington to add two children’s rides to Pirates’ Cove

By |16th February 2022|Chessington World of Adventures Resort|

A planning application has been submitted by Chessington World of Adventures Resort to install two additional children's flat rides in the Pirates' Cove area of the theme park, alongside associated theming and landscaping. Codenamed Project Anchor, the development will see two children's rides installed [...]

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, [...]

28th Jan 2022

Chessington submit plans to reconfigure Explorer Entrance following Amazon Land approval

By |28th January 2022|Chessington World of Adventures Resort|

Chessington World of Adventures Resort have submitted a planning application to reconfigure the Explorer Entrance, in order to accommodate the track layout of the rollercoaster featured in the planned Amazon Land, which has this week been granted planning permission. The planned redevelopment will see the demolition of almost all existing [...]

16th Dec 2021

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

By |16th 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 [...]

20th Oct 2021

Scares return for 2021 at Screamfest Resurrected

By |20th October 2021|Scare Attractions|

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 [...]

10th Oct 2021

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

By |10th 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 [...]

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 [...]

25th Aug 2021

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

By |25th 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. [...]

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