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Merlin Entertainments prepares to reopen NSW attractions
In line with the NSW Government’s announcement allowing indoor entertainment venues to begin trading again once the state reaches its 70% vaccination target, Merlin Entertainments has announced re-opening dates for its NSW attractions.
With NSW’s lockdown set to end as of 11th October, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and Madame Tussauds Sydney will reopen on Thursday 14th October, with the Sydney Tower Eye & SKYWALK following closely behind on Saturday 16th October.
The Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures & Zip line will then reopen on Monday 25th October.
Set to again welcome guests with capacity restrictions and COVID-19 safe measures in place to ensure peace of mind, health and safety.
In addition to welcoming fully vaccinated guests only in line with Government guidance, other hygiene and safety measures in place will include the requirement for guests over the age of 12 to wear a mask, all attractions being cashless operations, allocated time-slots for guests, the use of additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and clothing for staff, the provision of spatial separation markings, hygiene screens and enhanced cleaning regimes.
Welcoming the reopenings, Ian Wood, Regional Director for Merlin Entertainments ANZ, stated “after such a long period of being closed we are beyond excited about welcoming our guests back into our attractions.
“Our animals have missed the daily interaction with our guests and our staff have missed doing what they do best; creating magical memories for all. Of course, safety is our number one priority and we feel extremely confident in being able to deliver a safe day out for our guests, who will need to book online and in advance so they don’t miss out.”
While shut down, Merlin Entertainments have been working at gearing up to return to business with a series of new attractions in place.
These include the LEGO® brick experience, Brickman Cities at Sydney Tower Eye, which has been extended until January 2022.
Earlier this week, Merlin Entertainments announced a US$878 million loss in 2020 for its global operations.
Images: WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo by Night (top) and the Brickman Cities experience at Sydney Tower Eye (below).
29th September 2021 - Merlin Entertainments ‘confident’ about future despite US$878 million loss in 2020
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7th September 2021 - Ongoing lockdowns lead to permanent closure of Melbourne Star
2nd September 2021 - Madame Tussauds entertains SEA LIFE Sydney’s Pig the Dugong during lockdown
14th August 2021 - WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo celebrates World Lizard day
28th August 2021 - Merlin breaks ground on US$1 billion Legoland Shenzhen Resort
17th June 2021 - SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium celebrates World Crocodile Day
11th June 2021 - SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast collaborates on community beach clean-ups
14th January 2021 - WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo continues to educate on Tasmanian Devil conservation
14th July 2020 - Madame Tussauds Sydney offers free entry to frontline workers
28th June 2019 - Lego owners lead £5 billion acquisition of Merlin Entertainments
25th August 2018 - Madame Tussauds Sydney stops work on Malcolm Turnbull figure
13th March 2018 - Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk reaches 10 years of operations
27th April 2016 - Merlin Entertainments marks five years of operations in Australasia
21st October 2014 - Madame Tussauds Sydney presents Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan
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