Merlin Entertainments revenue pushed up by Legoland performance

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In 2015 Legoland will introduce new rides in the US and UK (Source: Getty)
Merlin Entertainments reported positive results for the 36 weeks to 6 September, with revenue growth 6.7 per cent higher than the same period last year.
A strong sterling against the group's main trading currencies resulted in a total growth of 3.8 per cent over the full year, and profit growth was in line with management expectations.
There was a positive summer trading performance across all operating groups, but Legoland had a particularly high revenue growth of 13.8 per cent compared to 2013. Each of Legoland's parks has delivered growth, with the two US parks posting the strongest year-on-year performances.
"Whilst there remain some important trading periods to come, we are confident that we can deliver another year of good underlying growth,” said chief executive Nick Varney.
"The prospects for 2015 and beyond are attractive, as Merlin continues to execute on its strategic growth drivers, and to focus on delivering memorable experiences for our visitors."
Next year, Resort Theme Parks will launch a new dive rollercoaster at Gardaland, based on similar successful rides at Alton Towers resort and Heide Park, and Legoland parks will launch new rides and attractions across its resorts in the US and UK.

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