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  1. I've seen this location posted a few times but not recently, so decided to take a trip and see what it's like now. There is a house to the east of the site that appears that someone is living there a I saw two cars drive through the site towards the house.
  2. Hi everybody, last summer I had the oportunity to visit Nara Dreamland, a huge abandoned theme park inspired in Disneyland in Japan. In fact, this place has benn demolished, doesn't exist anymore. The workers busted me in the end of the visit, not a big deal but... Sorry for my bad english. The video is in spanish, but you can activate the translator if you want. Cheers to everyone!
  3. Living just a few minutes drive away, @SpiderMonkey and I decided not to leave this one too long. The place is still pretty clean, just a few leaves around the place now. I'm not sure what the future will hold, maybe it will stay and get overgrown for a bit, who knows... Opening on the 27th May 1993, Pleasure Island was a theme park in Cleethorpes featuring 47 rides including roller coasters amongst the thrill rides and numerous smaller rides for younger visitors. Work began in the 1980s to build the site on the site of a former zoo by the owners of Pleasurewood Hills park near Lowestoft, and the new site in Cleethorpes was set to have the same name. The company went into receivership in the early 1990s and construction was halted. The site was then sold to Robert Gibb, the owner of Flamingo Land in North Yorkshire. Construction resumed and was completed in 1992, opening the following year. View over the park from the top of the roller coaster In 2010 Flamingo Land and Pleasure Island were separated into two independent companies, with Robert Gibb retaining Flamingo Land and his sisters Vicky Gibb and Melanie Wood (formerly Gibb) taking control of Pleasure Island. Unexpectedly, the park was temporarily closed in 2010 while negotiations took place, staff and visitors were turned away at the front gate. A petting zoo was added in 2013, along with a tractor ride replacing an old monorail. In 2016 it was announced the park would be closing at the end of the season, and only the McCormack’s bar would be reopening in 2017. On arriving at the park, visitors were greeted with an Old England themed entrance area with pay booths Making your way, you start to move through the different areas. First up was Morocco... Gravitron Ride The Galleon Pirate Ship Then on to the dodgems.... Tucked away in the corner of the park were the sea lions. The pool was still full of water and I'm not sure whether the inhabitants had been re-homed yet... Continuing around the park we find a few more rides... And a quick stop off at the Astra Slide gives a nice view over the areas we've just looked around Heading into White Knuckle Valley, first we find the Terror Rack... And then come across the main attraction, the Boomerang roller coaster The view from the top was pretty spectacular! Continuing on, we find the Pendulus ride Kids slider and Paratower And the Mini Mine Train Finally, we look at the Carousel ride, which is a really old traditional carousel. My favourite!
  4. Visited this spot last week with a non forum member friend. Been on about a trip here for a while as my mate fancied it. Got in no problem and made our way up to the food court and dungeon. Had a good mooch around the dungeon then came out of their and made our way up the the Knightmare roller coaster featured in the pictures. All going well until suddenly we seen a van coming into view on the ground inbetween the the dungeon and the Knightmare ride. A quick dash into cover and we where hiding behind some fencing and able to see the van propley. To our horror we soon realized it was a police van. Stayed hidden for a while until he drove off and parked up near the food court area, pretty much blocking off the way we had come in. A new exit had to be found quickly which luckily we managed to do and got out of their Never heard of any police presence on this one, just the angry security guard which we where looking forward to meeting in some respects. I have since found out that another explorer was caught by security at Camelot afew months ago and the guard said the police do use the site for training. Could explain there presence. The park opened in 1983 and was operating seasonally until late 2012. The park was based on the story of 'Camelot, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table'. The local area was once covered by the largest lake in England Martin Mere, which was first drained in 1692 by Thomas Fleetwood of Bank Hall in Bretherton. (The story is that Sir Lancelot's parents King Ban of Benwick and his queen Elaine escaped to Lancashire from their enemies in France. Elaine went to help King Ban who had fallen and put Lancelot down on the shore of the lake, by where he was abducted by nymph Vivian who vanished into the waters of the lake with him. Vivian brought up Lancelot and when he went to King Arthur's court he was knighted as 'Sir Lancelot of the Lake'.) Martin Mere has been locally known as the 'Lost Lake of Sir Lancelot' following the myth. In 1986 it was taken over by The Granada Group and operated by them alongside its now defunct sister parks American Adventure and Granada Studios Tour. Camelot had seen a downturn in attendance in later years, in 1995, Camelot's attendance was 500,000 visitors throughout the season. In 2005 Camelot's attendance was only 336,204 visitors. In June 1998 the park was subject to a management buyout in which the park went to Prime Resorts Ltd. In a 2006 survey of healthy food available at leading tourist attractions in the UK, Camelot came joint bottom scoring only one point. In February 2009, Prime Resorts announced that the park was in receivership and would not reopen for the 2009 season. The hotel was bought by Lavender Hotels in March 2009, and in April 2009, it was announced that a buyer had been found for the park and that it would reopen in May 2009. The theme park was purchased by Story Group, a construction company based in Carlisle and leased to Knight's Leisure who run the park. The site's future remains uncertain as the new owner is planning to redevelop the site. Current indications are that this will be a housing development. The closure of the park was announced by its operator, Knights Leisure, in November 2012, the managing director blaming poor summer weather and events such as London 2012 and the Queen's Jubilee for declining visitor numbers. Thanks For Looking
  5. This has defo been my favourite explore to date! Not only was it my first day time explore but it was my first bust by security. And we thought we had found our first dead body (i was so scared)!! Everybody didn't get up, but the packed lunch was made so we loaded the car and went. Had a lovely packed lunch by the hotel lake. We mooched over to the main entrance and were in, in no time! Was too cool this place and we didn't get caught by security until the last roller coaster, he did us a favour really escorted us out through the big blue gates saves squeezing back through the gappy fence.. The theme park opened in 1983 with the themed identity of a a famous legend. The park was home to 26 attractions which included 5 roller coasters and 2 water rides. In 1995 the park attracted 500,000 visitors but over the years 2005 records show the park only attracted 330,000 visitors. In 2009 the park closed was sold and re-opened but unfortunately did no better, finally closing its gates in 2012. Accidents On 22 October 2001, a park employee was struck by The Gauntlet roller coaster and was killed. The park was fined £40,000 as it had no written safety procedures for its staff. On 23 August 2011, a 12 year old boy fell from the Excalibur 2 ride. He survived. Story Homes has submitted a planning application for up to 450 new homes on the old theme park!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for looking guys
  6. The park opened in 1983 and was operating seasonally until late 2012. The park was based on the story of 'Camelot, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table'. The local area was once covered by the largest lake in England Martin Mere, which was first drained in 1692 by Thomas Fleetwood of Bank Hall in Bretherton. The closure of the park was announced by Knights Leisure, in November 2012, the managing director blaming poor summer weather and events such as London 2012 and the Queen's Jubilee for declining visitor numbers. The site's future remains uncertain as the new owner is planning to redevelop the site. Current indications are that this will be a housing development. These pics are from 2 visits to Camelot, probably the last unfortunately as the rude security guard yielding a large stick gave us a good telling off the second time. and even sneakily took photographs of us to 'send to the police!' He shouted and swore for a while about how dangerous the site was and the definition of private land, reminded us that we were massive dickheads, and asked us to leave. Really fun explore, great laugh and beautiful little treasures on a fairy tale wasteland indeed Camelot is, ''The land of great knights, and amazing days.'' ham anyone?
  7. "The park was opened in 1995 by a company based in London and has since been through the hands of travelling showman Raymond Codona to its current owner, Henk Bembom’s Parkware Ltd. Bembom took over the park in 2002 and invested £5m during his first year there, followed by an additional £2m in the second. Bembom continued to bring new rides and attractions to the park each year, including another £2m worth of investment in 2007. In winter 2006, Parkware moved all their operations and ride stock to Loudoun from their previous storage buildings in Margate. On 15 July 2007, 18-year-old ride operator Mark Blackwood died after falling 80 feet (24 m) from a roller coaster he was pushing, which had gotten stuck. He was taken to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock for treatment but died there on Monday 16 July 2007. After a two-week trial, the jury found the park owners not guilty of failing to provide proper training and supervision at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on Saturday 10 October 2009. In September 2010 it was announced that the park had closed’ - From Wikipedia Part of a short road trip with Bubblehead around Scotland. This was our first stop, we arrived and decided not to take the obvious route in due to cars inside the park, instead we opted for the more 'discrete' scramble blindly through an overgrown woods and emerged in the center of the park. We manged to snap most of the bigger rides and had a good wonder about before an old chap came and politely asked us to leave the property. Thanks for looking
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