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

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    Six Flags England!!!

    Bring in the Six Flags chain, and let them fish it up, but thatll be slightly off topic, so ill shut up now.

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    just saw this article from Ripley local paper.
    money being well spent on "security" then!

    http://www.ripleyandheanornews.co.uk...ast.3753872.jp

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    Heya
    This place will hold memories for me
    Im now 15 years old and the first time I went here was for my 10th birthday were i went with my best freind who moved to blackpool
    I went here again when i was 12 with my friend who moved to america
    I live down the road and it takes 20minutes on foot
    Ive allways wanted to dive under the fence for a loook around but my dad would kill me if the coppers where to bring me home for trespassing
    I went for the auction which they held to auction things off. I dived under some rope and walked around the log flume station before my mum told me to get out as security was on the way
    Sadly my computer fuked up and i lost me precious last pictures of the walk around. I never went through the old blue and red entrance, so when i went to the auction in ocotber i wet myself as i walked through the old entrance, looked around the shops and went down the blue and white stairs with the stars on
    But like i said, my computer broke and i have lost them pictures :(
    Now all i have is my memories

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    I visited a few days ago, nearly everything is gone now, the old entrance remains and so does "Aztec Corner" All that is left of most of the major parts is now rubble, but the remaining buildings seem to be in good condition. I will hopefully post some of my pictures soon.
    I never went to the park when it was open (I am 15 too) and I never saw a soul on my way around when I went the other day.

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    would be good to see some pictures then, even if they are just of rubble..

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    Yes please, the last time me, Mendo and Fairygirl went during the summer last year, we just ventured to the bottom end of the lake to feed the ducks. Although we could see 3 uniformed people where the buildings are, no one came to the side we were on to move us on, just left us to it. :)

    Still think Derbyshire County Council should own it again (if they don't already) and incorporate it back into Shipley Country Park, with the addition of rides again. And rebuild it back up, but with the entrance from the country park side instead.

    Looking forward to seeing any pics from here.

    :) Sal

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    I will post the pics sometime today then. Most of the site is rubble, but there are still small details which give clues as to what was there. They stopped using the old entrance due to mining subsidence. If you go inside it, some parts are held up with scaffolding.
    Last edited by james.s; 20th Feb 09 at 22:29.

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    an old topic I know but brings back great memories

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    Don't know if these are any help to anyone but its how it used to look back when i visited in 1996,
    good times.
    Good explore by the way, nice shots of whats left. I'm surprised it still standing at all..



    Log Flume.

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    nice shots Laura
    reminds me of the olden days!

    I think it is all gone now (except the lake) as this was done a year ago. Dont think derbyshire council know what to do with the place.

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