Ian Robinson

Published: October 16, 2013 at 7:04 PM

It's replacing the Farmyard, although it's not clear how much will be new or simply a retheme.

I can see why they're doing it (of the UK Merlin parks family-friendly Legoland and Chessington attendance was up last year, while Alton and Thorpe were down) but I'm not sure it'll be much of a draw. It's in an area largely overlooked, and most people go to Alton for the thrill rides, particularly The Smiler this year.

Kelly Muggleton

Published: October 17, 2013 at 5:18 AM

Aaah my dad will be devastated if Squirrel Nutty ride goes - that's extreme to him :-)