As part of the consultation for Chessington's new coaster Merlin have included the below graph which shows visitor figures for their UK parks over the years. I don't think this has been released before in quite so much detail and I thought it may be of interest and could put a lot of decisions that have been made into context. It also differs a fair bit from the other source of visitor numbers which is the yearly TEA report which tends to be based on best guesses for Merlin parks since they haven't publicly released gate figures. Sorry it isn't that clear - the original document isn't the best quality. Green = Alton Towers Dark Blue = Legoland Light Blue = Chessington Red = Thorpe Park The things that strike me are that attendance at Alton Towers in 2019 was back up to 2013 levels, and just how low it got back in the dark years of 2016/7. Also it appears Thorpe Park is the least visited Merlin park, not Chessington as I thought based on the TEA report with steady declines since 2011 to around the 1.5million mark.