Remembering England's lost theme parks

Posted Monday, January 26, 2015 10:31 AM | Contributed by Jeff

White-knuckle rides, rare animals and international stars have always drawn crowds to tourist attractions up and down the country, but as time has passed many have closed. BBC News speaks to those who worked at and visited some of England's former crowd pullers in their golden age.

Read more and see photos from The BBC.

Monday, January 26, 2015 12:17 PM

I'd love to have gotten a lap or ten on the Belle Vue Bobs but the park was gone before I even knew it had existed.

Rode both of American Adventure's big coasters elswhere (Vekoma Boomewrong in Glasgow, Soquet Twin Looper at Lightwater Valley).

Whilst I'm chuffed that Dreamland will be reopening, the scenic isn't enough of a draw to make me want to plan a trip there.

Monday, January 26, 2015 9:05 PM
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I am likewise "chuffed" about Dreamland (although I'd be unlikely to phrase it thusly)... :-P

Was kinda bummed to learn that Camelot has closed a couple years back. Knightmare may have been far from what we'd heard about BMR-X, but that was a cool little park...had the only gas-powered coaster I've ridden.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 3:09 PM

Oh I know you like it when I talk dirty Scots to you hehehe

Knightmare is still standing but the park is a sorry state. I keep up on it by visiting this site on a semi regular basis (with all due respect, could we keep the rights and wrongs of urbex out of it, ta)... Here's the latest pics of the Anton *sniff*


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