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Save Over 35% at Lightwater Valley Events!

UK Park News is proud to announce that we have secured a fantastic deal with Lightwater Valley Theme Park (Ripon, North Yorkshire). Guests can experience the park's Halloween special event "Frightwater Valley" which runs between Wednesday 31st October 2012 - Sunday 4th November 2012 inclusive AND the park's new dedicated fireworks event "Nightwater Valley" on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November 2012 for ...

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Halloween Themed Finale for Oakwood

Visitors will be able to enjoy a Halloween-themed live music finale to the season at Oakwood Theme Park on Saturday, November 3rd. The Pembrokeshire attraction, which closes its doors for the 2012 season on Sunday, will be hosting popular local band Fasta Benj. There are seven in the band; instruments include violin, clarinet, trombone, saxophone, piano/synthesiser, guitar, ukulele, drums and various percus ...

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Nicky Marsh: Merlin’s New Midway Marketing Director

Merlin Entertainments, one of the world's leading visitor attractions management companies today announced that Nicky Marsh is to be appointed as Midway Marketing Director from November 1st 2012. The role has been created newly for the group and Nicky will be responsible for brand positioning and global marketing for Merlin's primary midway brands including: Sea Life - the world's number one aquarium brand ...

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Gullivers Release Paid iPhone Game in App Store

Today Gullivers Theme Parks who operate parks in Matlock Bath, Warrington & Milton Keynes announced that they have released the "Gully's Under Sea Adventure" game for iPhone, rated 4+ and costing £1.49. The park is the first within the UK to release a dedicated paid game app (with the exception of the Peppa Pig brand which has released a number of apps for both iPhone and iPad). The game is based around ...

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SW7 Track Arrives at Alton Towers

It was reported this week by Towers Street News that SW7 track arrived on site on 25th October. The track is consistent with the rumours of the roller coaster being a Gerstlauer (same manufacturer as Saw The Ride at Thorpe Park). The track arrived by lorry and was lifted off using a crane and stored in the staff car park behind Dual. The ride is scheduled to open on March 16th 2013 and is located in X Secto ...

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Reviewed: 2012 Scarefest

2012 see's the return of the popular annual Halloween event at Alton Towers Resort: Scarefest. With similar attractions to last year, the theme park offers a variety of attractions for varying age ranges, however this year sees the introduction of "The Sanctuary" which replaces "The Boiler House" from the last few years. Gallery: [wzslider autoplay="true" transition="'flash'" info="true"] The new scare maze ...

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Merlin Announce Plans for 2013 Drinks Capsule

Merlin made the latest drinks capsule announcement via the official Merlin Facebook Page earlier today. Here's the announcement: The Merlin Annual Pass Drinks Capsule has been available for Passholders to purchase for the past 3 years. Since its introduction, we have consistently sought feedback from our Passholders. This resulted in a new vessel for 2012. Following your feedback, we are happy to announce t ...

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Man Pleads Guilty After Causing Criminal Damage at Drayton Manor

Around £1000 worth of damage was caused to the gates at Drayton Manor theme park after a Tamworth man became "trapped" within the site. Terry Weeks appeared at Burton Magistrates court on Monday 22nd October 2012 and pleaded guilty to causing damage to property under £5000. Prosecution solicitor Dave Bell read out a statement Weeks gave to police: “I (Weeks) became lost,” said Mr Bell. “It was not my intent ...

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