(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog July 2014, reposted to this blog with permission.)
In an interview with The Yorkshire Post today, the Director of Continuum, the group behind the Coronation Street tours, reveals a little surprise.
She talks about how popular the Coronation Street tour is with fans and says:
“Initially, we were only running the tour until the end of
September or beginning of October. Watch this space. We had a budget of
150,000 visitors. We have currently sold over 263,000 tickets and we’ve
still got July, August and September to go.
“I think we
will probably surpass 300,000 visitors in just six months. It would be
foolish of us not to respond to popular demand, and popular pressure to
keep it open. However attractive it might be financially to keep it
open, it has to be led by what people want. The people in Manchester are
saying, ‘What a shame. Why can’t it stay open for a little longer at
“So my secret mission is to try and keep it open for another year.”
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