For the first time ever attendance at themed attractions operated by the major companies exceeded half a. They include the leading theme parks in the uk italy and northern germany such as alton towers resort and gardaland resort.
Merlin entertainments is a truly global company operating over 120 attractions in 25 countries.
Merlin theme parks worldwide. About 252 million people visited the world s top 25 theme parks up 3 3 from 2017. Resort theme parks are national brands aimed at families teenagers and young adults with themed accommodation at all locations. On 5 december 2019 entertainment one announced a new multi territory partnership with merlin that will open an interactive pj masks nautical themed trail throughout the company s sea life aquariums worldwide starting february 2020.
Merlin entertainments is temporarily shutting attractions in response to the global coronavirus pandemic including alton towers chessington world of adventures legoland windsor and thorpe park. The sites suspending operations include legoland windsor thorpe park alton towers and chessington world of adventures. Merlin entertainments closes uk theme parks and attractions in response to the covid0 19 pandemic merlin entertainments is closing its theme parks and attractions in the uk for a temporary period.
From destination theme park resorts to city centre locations merlin has a unique portfolio of brands and attraction formats creating a wide range of visitor experiences. Eone s multi territory partnership with merlin. The opening of alton towers resort has been postponed from march 20 with all hotels closed as a precautionary measure.