National Seal Sanctuary Joins Merlin in Act
to Ease Ongoing Flight Chaos
Planes might slowly be getting back in the air but for those who have missed flights over the last eight days, it is estimated that it may still be a week or more before the backlog is cleared and everyone who wants to travel is able to. For others the moment has passed, and all they have to show is a 'useless' flight ticket. However, maybe not so useless.

Thanks to an offer from the National Seal Sanctuary and Merlin Entertainments, Europe's No. 1 visitor attraction operator and the owners of the London Eye and Britain's biggest theme parks...it could just get you 'off the ground' after all!
Merlin Entertainments
The Sanctuary is offering half-price admission to anyone producing a valid unused flight ticket (and a passport or other ID)…for up to two weeks after the date the flight was cancelled. This is the same for Merlin, who are offering the same discount at any of its 22 UK attractions.

That means thwarted travellers could visit the Sanctuary's fantastic new Penguin enclosure, book a flight capsule on the Merlin Entertainments London Eye, see many of the world's sights in miniature at LEGOLAND Windsor, mix with the stars at Madame Tussauds, or explore tropical seas at a Sea Life centre.

More than that they could test their nerves on Th13teen at the Alton Towers Resort, SAW - The Ride and SAW Alive at THORPE PARK, or KOBRA at Chessington World of Adventures.

The Sanctuary and Merlin hopes that it will be some consolation at least for the disappointment of a lost holiday; and especially for all those people from overseas trapped in the UK and unable to get home. Anyone wanting to take up the offer should present their ticket or e-ticket and their passport at the attraction ticket desk to claim their discount.

Merlin's offer will end on 14th May 2010, but may be renewed if the air-traffic crisis continues.

The National Seal Sanctuary is located in Gweek, just outside of Helston. Merlin Entertainments UK attractions: Madame Tussauds; Merlin Entertainments London Eye; SEA LIFE London Aquarium and 10 other SEA LIFE; London, York and Edinburgh Dungeons; Alton Towers Resort; THORPE PARK; Chessington World of Adventures; LEGOLAND Windsor; Warwick Castle and the new LEGOLAND Discovery Centre.
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For more information, please contact the National Seal Sanctuary or Merlin Entertainments:-

Laura Ward
National Seal Sanctuary
Tel: 01326 221361
laura.ward@merlinentertainments.biz

Sally Ann Wilkinson
Tel: 020 8899 6110 / 07774 415372
saw@thefirmcomms.com

Mark Oakley
Tel: 01202 440040
mark.oakley@merlinentertainments.biz


Note to Editors:-

MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS GROUP is the leading name in location based family entertainment, and has seen the most successful and dynamic growth of any company in the sector over the last six years. Europe's No. 1, and the world's second largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin has 61 attractions, 6 hotels and two holiday villages in 13 countries, across 3 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its 38.5 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and 15,000 employees.


Press Release Date: 23rd April 2010

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