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Thread: American Adventure Theme Park, Ilkeston Derbyshire-April 08

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    I saw this derbyshire development opportunities ages ago, may be of some interest to peeps, and id to would love to have a bsah at investigatin the place>>>

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    Fond memories of hot summer days,getting wet through and going home filthy and knackered.Had some good days there when it was properly themed and active.That motion master cinema was really fierce and really threw you around.:)

    Really sad to see it in this state,just hope they make "good"use of it and feature the lake as part of it.

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    How come I always find the deep water, pigeon crap and rotten floor boardslol

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    What a totally weird place!Love the 'photo point'

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    and here is one more map from 1998 - what a difference 10 years makes!



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    visited early 2007 before the auction.

    took loads of shots, comparison report up soon enough! :)


    its just all out destruction thats occured there though! as they've removed every last scrap of everything to sell @ the auction.

    I don't ever remember going specifically, but when I was little (about 10-12) i went to a theme park with a mate and his family, and when I was walking around AAL I recognised a few things here and there, so can only reckon it must have been here

    anyway, pic's up soon! they were on 28dl, but the thread got deleted way back as people were making a mess out of it :icon_evil

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    Great explore, i went there when i was younger, think the last time was about 1996, its really sad to see it like this.

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    it's a shame that , was their few months back and it look like it had more stuff , watch out for the German Shepherd guard dogs.

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    shame its gone so quick i went to the auction as my mum never did take me when i was a nipper

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    It's strange too see something relatively new becoming derelict.

    Photos look really eerie - like an old set for the Avengers or something.

    Visited with the kids about 2002 i reckon and had a great time. It's a shame it has closed - think they tried to be all things to all people.
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    Wow, what a difference the site is now to when Tims first took photos. I don't have any attachments to when it was open or anything, and from the point of view of exploring, I have to say I find it very interesting. There's something incredibly peacefully weird about it, if that makes sense! I love the pics of the pier and the water rapids remains. Good stuff, jon-nic. :)
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