Work on removing Hocus Pocus Hall at Chessington has begun, the attraction closed at the end of the 2018 season and will be replaced with a new attraction called. Room on the Broom - A Magical Journey.
Yesterday signaled the end of the 2018 theme park season. Alton Towers put on a spectacular fireworks display on the lawns opposite the towers. With both days sold out the event was a huge success.
Tonight at 10 pm Thorpe Park Resort closed its doors to guest on the 2018 theme park season. Thorpe Park is the first of the Merlin parks to close for the end of the season.
Work on the new waterpark called Rulantica and the new 276 room hotel Kronasar is well underway at Europa Park in Germany. Opening in 2019 the hotel is now available to pre-book with the waterpark opening later in the year.
The theme park season at Chessington World of Adventures has been extended by 4 days, the park was due to close on 31st October. This has since been changed over the past few days with the park now staying open until 4th November 2018.
Flying into Chessington Spring 2019, Room on the Broom will be replacing Hocus Pocus Hall. Opening in 2003 the old 4D attraction has become tired over the years and has been in need of a replacement.
Work continues on the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory building rumoured to be the location for a dungeons style attraction set to open for Alton Towers' 2019 season.
The new ride, built by Vekoma from Holland is a Mad House ride similar to Hex and we were excited to see that great progress has been made.
Halloween season is arguably our favourite time of the year here at Theme Park Guide.
There had been several rumours that there was activity around the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory building so we took a visit to Alton Towers to check it out.