October 23, 2021

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26 weird pictures inside the Camelot theme park that were left when the demolition began

26 weird pictures inside the Camelot theme park that were left when the demolition began

Strange photos show Camelot tearing down the remains of a theme park Abandoned site Is going on.

Thanks to the space available in Lancashire, the theme park is for Mercyside families.

After closing in November 2012 due to declining visitor numbers, it is in a state of disrepair, with many of its attractions rClaimed by nature.

Bulldozers and diggers are now filmed in the former theme park and demolition work is well underway.

The entrance to the park’s famous castle is now only a pile of bricks, with rides waiting to be demolished, including the pendulum’s piercing. Lanx Live Reports.

Inspired by the legends of Camelot, the once-famous park first opened its doors in 1983.

Medieval style rides include nightmare and whirlwind and of course Exaliber – Famous ‘Pirate Ship’ style attraction Even if you are a little in the height limit it is upside down.

Other rides include Dragon Flyer, Caterpillar Capers, The Gallian and Pendragon Plunge.

But Camelot is so much more than just rides – it’s filled with the experience of transporting us back to the Middle Ages.

Families were entertained by live jousting tournaments, which performed at the Avalon Arena, including Camelot’s Knights and King Arthur.

However, children and hearty young people are mesmerized by Merlin’s magic shows and fairy birds of prey shows.

Camelot became very popular, and the TV show Sooty & Co. also came to the park.

In 1986, the park was taken over by the Grenada Group, which currently operates non-functioning sister parks along with American Adventure and Grenada Studios Tour.

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As of June 1998, the park is subject to management purchase and as of 2005 Camelot had an attendance of only 336,204 per year.

In February 2009 Prime Resorts announced that the park was in receipt and would not reopen for the 2009 season.

The theme park was purchased by the Carlisle-based Story Group and leased to the Knights Lease until it was abruptly closed in 2012.

Despite Camelot’s initial magic and popularity, everything declined by 2012, with bad weather and events such as the London 2012 Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee being blamed for the drop in visitor numbers.

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This is a very sad state of affairs since the park was left to decay – often targeted by gunfire and vandals.

Some rollercoasters, such as the Whirlwind, were sold and relocated to Skyline Park in Germany, but others remained in an abandoned park.

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Nightmare, visible from the M6 ​​at Charnock Richard Services, lasted for years, but was eventually removed in February 2020.

In August 2014, Story Group unanimously rejected 420 homes on the site with 261 public objections, as development was not allowed in the Green Belt.

In August 2016, a second application was announced to build two hundred houses on the site. In March 2018, plans for 195 homes at the site were canceled.

Demolition work is reported to have begun due to fears over some “unstable” structures at the park.

Story Homes says it is still considering what options are available for the site.