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One week countdown! England theme parks gear up to reopen April 12 with new rides and attractions
Here at Experience UK, we can’t wait until theme parks in England can reopen! The Government’s roadmap out of lockdown gives theme parks the greenlight to welcome guests again from April 12. As we enter the four week countdown, here are England’s leading attractions putting the foot on the gas and gearing up to launch as soon as possible..
The UK’s biggest theme park, Alton Towers, is set to open the theme park and some areas of the self-catering accommodation April 12. In line with the Government roadmap, the resort’s hotel will remain closed for a little longer. Alton Towers will launch the World of David Walliams this year, with Gangsta Granny: The Ride opening as the centrepiece.
Along with the pandemic, 2020 was a particular hard year for Drayton Manor. The bad luck came in three as the park was hit by Storm Dennis, entered administration, and sadly endured an accidental fire at Thomas Land. Fortunately, Drayton Manor was bought by The Looping Group over the Summer and damage has been rectified, ensuring the Tamworth theme park can safely reopen next month. To coincide with safety restrictions, a select number of rides and attractions will remain closed.
Chessington World of Adventures
The leading Surrey theme park has been busy over the Winter installing the Croc Drop ride and is now also preparing to relaunch April 12. In line with Government guidance, some indoor attractions, along with the on-site hotels and glamping experience will not reopen just yet.
The world’s biggest LEGOLAND park has announced it will reopen next month. The Windsor attraction promises most of the outdoor attractions and character meet and greets will be available. Live performances will not go ahead just yet. There’s much to be excited about for LEGOLAND Windsor’s 2021 season, which is set to launch a brand-new land MYTHICA in May. The land, inspired by legendary mythical characters, will boast a series of ground-breaking attractions including the UK’s first flying theatre.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is also preparing to reopen in four weeks time. 2021 promises to be a year to remember for the seaside theme park, as it celebrates its milestone 125-year anniversary. To enrich its visitor offer, the Pleasure Beach is set to unveil Walk the Woodie, a tantalising climb along the park’s historical wooden coaster, this season.