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  1. BBC reporting Merlin have accepted a £4.8bn offer. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48797245 Legoland and Madame Tussauds waxworks owner Merlin Entertainments has accepted a £4.8bn offer for the firm. A group of investors, led by the Danish billionaire family which controls the separate toy firm Lego, has made the approach alongside a group of other private investors. Kirkbi Invest says it has the money and experience to "realise the company's potential to grow". Merlin also owns the London Eye and Alton Towers.
  2. Lego family's Kirkbi and Blackstone to buy Madame Tussauds owner Merlin: FT (Reuters) - Britain’s Merlin Entertainments Plc (MERL.L) is to be acquired for 6 billion pounds ($7.6 billion), including debt, by a group made up of Kirkbi, the investment vehicle of Lego’s founding family, private equity firm Blackstone Group LP (BX.N) and Canadian pension fund CPPIB, the Financial Times reported on Friday. The deal to buy Merlin, which owns and operates Madame Tussauds waxworks exhibits around the world, is expected to be announced as soon as Friday morning, but no deal was guaranteed until the announcement, the FT said on.ft.com/2X9zLxD, citing multiple people it said were close to the matter. The deal is likely to value Merlin’s shares at around 460 pence, one of the people told the FT, giving it an equity value of more than 4.73 billion pounds. https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-merlin-ent-m-a-consortium/lego-familys-kirkbi-and-blackstone-to-buy-merlin-entertainments-ft-idUKKCN1TS3EI
  3. Ringo

    Wicker Man

    Awaiting a replacement part, rumour is down for two weeks unfortunately
  4. Gotta agree that soundtrack is just awful.
  5. You can’t really go wrong with a bouncy castle, even Merlin would find it hard to ruin it although adding fastrack is a step too far.
  6. It was never going to be anything but that
  7. Ringo

    2019 Season

    So why were the anniversary events cancelled?
  8. Because Varney is desperate to get to the 1000 rooms, that’s all the sheds are for a tick box for shareholders.
  9. Heads up for anyone who’s booked hotels or made arrangements for Fireworks this year, they’ve now changed the opening calendar and fireworks are now a week later with an added day -Friday 8th, Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November.
  10. Ringo

    2019 Season

    Periods of downtime don’t necessarily mean reliability issues, it could be idiots with mobiles or a handful for other reasons.
  11. Old thread I know but only appropriate place to post given it’s a relatively small park with no thread of its own. But Flambards have fortunately had the case thrown out as they had made significant improvements and they were even acknowledged by the boy’s legal team. Basically this case was wrong they only attempted to further it because it was “no win, no fee” but now it’s costing them thousands. https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/disabled-boy-who-tried-sue-2708196
  12. Ringo

    2019 Season

    Unfortunately until Merlin get tough on just who is eligible for RAP this is how it’s always going to be. I assume they are too worried about getting Daily Mail stories such as “Merlin said I wasn’t disabled enough anymore”
  13. Ringo

    Stealth

    Buying VIP on the day would get you exit entry treatment but that annual pass version won’t unless there is specific instruction from management (front row, special event etc) Considering the event was also staff day it could of been a manager or management friends family or even ride host friends family.
  14. Are the Dungeons at Towers run as a midway or are they “Alton Towers presents The Dungeons”?
  15. What I find more shocking is if it’s not finished then why is it open and why are they charging money for it?
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