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horpe Park Resort has officially announced the closure of the legendary Logger’s Leap ride. “It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the time has come to say goodbye to a much loved rid e here at Thorpe Park Resort an d what was the UK’s tallest log flume, Logger’s Leap,” said a spokesperson.

The family-friendly ride first opened in 1989 and has entertained millions of adults and children alike over the years, with its water based twists and turns and 50ft drop finale. To honour the memory of Logger’s Leap and in celebration of the Resort’s 40th birthday this year, Thorpe Park Resort is asking fans of the ride to help them create a memory mosaic; consisting of photos showcasing Logger’s Leap memories from families and friends who have enjoyed the ride over the years. Fans are invited to share their nostalgic pictures from the ride by posting on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, tagging Thorpe Park Resort and using #OneLastLeap.


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this year, fans of the ride will also have the chance to take piece of ap memorabilia home via an online auctio. Thorpe Park Resort will b e revealing which props and elements of the ride are up for grabs in their exclusive auction inMay. Keen fans are encouraged to follow Thorpe Park’s social channels and keep an eye out for details on how they can get involved.

Cedar Fair to acquire land beneath park

Cedar Fair Entertainment has entered into an agreement to acquire the land upon which its California’s Great America amusement park is located for approximately $150 million. The company has leased the land from the City of Santa Clara since the origin 76.

of the park in 1976

Cedar Fair president and CEO Richard A. Zimmerman said, “This is a once in a generation opportunity to solidifyfy our control of 112 acres in the heart of Santa Clara. The transaction underscores our long-term commitment

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entertainment destination for those who live and work in Northern California.” The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019, subject to terms of a purchase and sale

agreement with the Successor Agency to the former Redevelopment Agency of the City of Santa Clara, the land’s current owner. The Company intends to finance this transaction through additional long-term borrowings.

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