This area was originally called the Ingestre Centre, and held
an aquarium, several specialist shops, and the Circus Hassani.
Over the years as more attractions were added, and the Log
Flume was installed, the area had a name change to AquaLand.
The area stayed
like this for several years, with the Tea Cups, Grand Canyon
Rapids, and the Swan Boats being added, until 1992, when the
area on the opposite side of the woods that housed Thunder
Looper was made into a newly themed area. Thunder Valley needed
much better access, and thus Merrie England, Katanga Canyon,
Gloomy Wood and Thunder Valley were created.
The Merrie England
area is now more of a lounging area than a full on action
area, with plenty of places to eat, drink and relax for a
It is generally
accepted that soon, Merrie England may be rethemed, possibly
in a continental theme.