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  1. Robbie

    Thorpe Park "bans" big-breasted woman

    How ridiculous! She's not banned - she just didn't read the sign at the entrance. ... pe-9106233
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    Blackpool Roller Coaster 4am Joy Riders

    Two teens broke into BPB and had a go on the Blue Flyer for 30 minutes last Friday morning: ... e-36594766
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    Liverpool Teens arrested for beating up lad at Alton Towers ... on-towers/ Must be bad to be airlifted. Accidents happen, but you don't expect to be beaten up on a day at a theme park.
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    OMG Riders Stranded as Big One Breaks Down

    Big One breakdown getting a lot of coverage in today's press. The local paper claimed passengers were stranded "100ft up" but that's clearly not true. ... -down.html Edit - Moved to separate topic as this kind of media propaganda isn't meant for the...
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    Attendance report

    In all the Smiler news, it seems to have been missed that the new TEA attendance report came out today, and can be read here: ... 150603.pdf Here's the latest on the UK parks: Alton Towers: 2,575,000 (up 3%) Legoland Windsor: 2,500,000 (up 7.3%) Thorpe...
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    Animal print clothing "banned" at Chessington.

    In another dumb PR stunt from Merlin, they've announced that animal print clothing is banned at the park because, apparently, it confuses the animals. By fortunate coincidence, this most happens on the brand-new ride (pay attention at the back), Zufari...
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    Merlin 2-for-1s

    Been ages since I used a 2-for-1 offer so just wanted to check something...? Got a 2-For-1 Merlin voucher with my petrol at Tesco so went to Blackpool Tower and used it on the Eye. Despite everywhere saying the 'on the day' price is £12.95 I was charged £13.95. When I challenged this, I was...
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    Sea Life Manchester

    Hadn't seen this mentioned before, but I notice there's a new Sea Life opening in Manchester in the "Spring" - opposite Legoland Discovery. Probably the same as all the others, but at least there's something new (and Northern) for the Merlin Pass.
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    PTR - Camelot 27th August 2012

    A British Bank Holiday weekend, and where better to go than Camelot? Lancashire's 2nd (or 3rd) most popular theme park! For a couple of years now, my Pub Quiz team have been going there with our winnings. I'm the only real coaster enthusiast in the group - in fact, my girlfriend doesn't like...
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    Model suffers minor inconvenience at Alton, makes news

    OTT story from the Daily Star:
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    Slash the VAT!?

    Could be old news, but Blackpool Gazette have started a petition to slash the VAT on tourism. I hadn't realised how much more we pay in the UK than the rest of Europe - what a ripoff! (Although this does explain Merlin's funny price tables they used to put up) So, if interested, sign here...
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    Thorpe & Alton

    Went to Thorpe Park for the first time this week, so here's my report! I've always wanted to go and this is the year I've got a Merlin Pass (via Tesco) so as I was down South for a conference I got together with my old mate Paul and popped in on Monday 19th. I wasn't entirely sure what to...
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    Accident at Camelot, Lancashire

    Local radio are reporting a "little boy" has fallen out of a ride at Camelot, and the paper has this report: ... heme_park/ Don't think "little boys" should be on that ride - something's gone wrong somewhere!