10 January 2012

possible new owners for Falls Creek

Merlin Entertainments Group has made a takeover bid for Living and Leisure Australia, which includes Falls Creek. Merlin is UK based and is the world’s second largest visitor attraction operator.

From Merlin's announcement
Merlin’s current attractions in the Asia Pacific region include: in Australia and New Zealand, Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney, Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK at the Sydney Tower Eye, WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, Oceanworld Manly, and Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World in Auckland; and Madame Tussauds attractions in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Bangkok. Attractions under development in the region – both of which are planned to open in 2012 – are a major LEGOLAND theme park in Malaysia and a Madame Tussauds in Sydney.

LLA directors have recommended the offer.

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