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NEWS: Tussauds SOLD! (Alton Towers, Thorpe, etc)

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 6:13 am
by davidmorton
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4375219.stm

Owvers of Alton, Thorpe etc, sold up for £800M ($1.5bn) to Dubai - (hope that doesn't mean Nemesis is moving to the desert!)


Dave "also hopes for lots of investment then!" M.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 6:54 am
by nemesis-storm
I think this will be good news for the Tussauds Parks (Hopefully!).
More investment can then be put in for new attactions etc.

Heide Park for a long time now has been rumoured to be a getting a Intamin Aqua Trax coaster. Not so sure on the future plans for the UK parks owned by Tussauds, except for the Rocket coaster at Thorpe Park.

Maybe we will even see another park coming into the Tussaud 'family' :shock:

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:24 am
by GAcoaster
Now let's see if the same investment group swoops in and buys Paramount Parks, or Unviersal or Six Flags over here... :shock:

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:39 am
by SharkTums
LOL, I wonder if the crazy American's would allow an 'Arab' group to buy several of our countries Amusement Park!

Elissa "I'm all for it, they have lots of money!" Alvey

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:27 pm
by GAcoaster
It's possible, especially with the dollar being so low right now. They could buy a lot of parks with a little money!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 2:25 pm
by Homey G.
More "Flying Carpet" rides for you guys then, huh?