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UK A Wizard Evening Out, Lancashire, June 2013

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It's been done a lot, but Me, Cloaked Up and True British Metal eventually made time in our schedules to get here. And blimey, they have been busy flogging the rides. Not much left at all, so we had a mooch and took some photos and left.

Camelot Theme park is located in Chorley, Lancashire. The park opened in 1983 and was based on the story of ‘Camelot, King Arthur and the Knights of the round table’. Camelot has seen a downturn in attendance in recent years. In 1995, Camelot’s attendance was 500,000 visitors throughout the season. In 2005 Camelot’s attendance was only 336,204 visitors. On the 4th of November it was announced by it’s operators Knights Leisure that it will not be opening for the 2013 season due to the lack of visitors to it’s park.

The rides so far have been relocated in Germany, Pleasureland Southport, Gullivers World Warrington and Matlock and Oakwood Park Wales. The Dragon Flyer is the worlds only remaining diesel powered roller coaster and will soon be moved to Pleasureland.

Knightmare, a custom built Schwarzkpfy/Zierer roller coaster future is uncertain. But having already been relocated from a closed down park in Japan, and being one of only three coasters of its type, would be a shame not to see this move also.

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Cheers

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Guest Scattergun

Some proper quality views fae up there :) Well done for avoiding secca too, he seems to be catching a few folk out recently.

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Love this place, the coaster has to be the crème de la crème to climb, the rest is nice, but all about the coaster for me :)

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