remember one big thing though, being on park will hopefully mean the mazes get more visitors, this means merlin will take more money and hopefully will mean a step up and a bigger budget for the year after. making this event (and even simaler events in thorpe and chessie) bigger will be somthing they really cound do with.
I wouldn't really work on that basis when we are talking about Merlin in general. More profits from this years event will not guarantee more actors, larger and more detailed mazes. It will just be profit.
That said, I have always been very impressed with all of Alton's mazes (although I thought The Boiler House was a little poorer in the first year). I'm sure they will pull out some excellent experiences for us all.
ToTT 2009 remains my favourite maze of any park I have experienced to date.[/quote]
yes but merlin are not to miss out on a good thing, they are very good at finding that little bit of market then making it bigger and better (with only a few exceptions) of them making it more of a money spinner. they only brought out tussauds a very short time ago and therefor like any very good company they will make there money back first then start to really think about the profit margin and the income margin. a stable of a good buisness is realising that customer satisfaction is directally linked to profit. this is somthing merlin and alton towers do very well. give merlin 2-4 years to make the initial investment back then we shall see it properly kick off into some real money's being spent to inprove customer satisfaction, attendence and consiquentely presentation.
thus as they already know scare sells (which it does) they will make the event bigger and better with larger profit