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Thread: Remains of Santa Claus Land, Aviemore

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    Arrow Remains of Santa Claus Land, Aviemore


    I wish I'd caught this sooner! I think the bulk (75%) of it got demolished in around 2002 - it would have been an interesting place to explore, along with the other parts of the grim Aviemore resort which were abandoned (cinema and ice rink).
    Only 3 buildings are left now, all heavily vandalised or stripped.
    I visited Santa Claus Land once on a school visit, it was pretty dreadful... But we did get to meet some of the Gladiators.




    Play area


    Not sure what was here, possibly a restaurant

    Osprey catching a salmon

    Raar!


    Some kind of dinosaur ride, not sure what this has to do with Santa Claus




    Virtual reality machine from the early 1990s


    Controls


    GOL(F)







    Happily I didn't bump into Santa Claus, he looks quite terrifying



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    Quality :)

    Visited a few times as a wee boy, takes me back
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    Quality! I thought this place has been totally demolished as part of the rejuvenation work...

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    Cool find, don't let the kids see though!
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    I thought all of this had been flattened, no idea there was still a bit left behind.

    If I am remembering it correctly, the main entrance was where there is now the entrance to the MacDonald hotels across from the train station? This bit behind that?

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    You can see the main building from the road, I was never bored enough to explore it until the other day - I didn't realise anything was left apart from it.

    The main entrance was the one into what's now the MacDonald Resort, yep.

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    Great site !

    I hope it sticks around long enough for me to have a look soon !
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    great pics like the dinosaur :)

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    Your right about there not being much left, shame - still looks OK though!
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    Why cant I find cool places like that?!

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