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    I visited American Adventure in Ilkeston a few days ago, to see what has happened to it since the last posts. (I never went when it was open:wcry:) Nearly everything is gone now, apart from a few buildings, I have tried to refrain from posting pictures of rubble, and to incorporate more pictures of the surrounding buildings.

    Next to the old entrance:


    Walking up the new entrance


    The "Aztec Corner" still intact and in good condition, soon to be demolished.


    3D glasses from the cinema


    Awww, Bless them...


    The whole damn site was littered with fire extinguishers! None of them worked




    Skip full of HI-FIs and TVs


    Someone has vandalised a substation, brave idiots.




    One of the "interesting" pieces of litter




    The Go kart track remains however








    Why, we've just walked up the thing for a mile


    End of the line


    Game card from fruit machine






    Ticket office in old entrance


    The old entrance is still in good condition, apart from smashed windows and toilets. This is the banking room in the building.








    intact staff toilet


    My friend didn't read the sign, and accidentally slammed the door loud enough to wake the dead


    Only real trace that this was once a theme park:


    Thanks for looking, if you are planning on going, make it soon as these remaining few buildings are still to be demolished.
    List of intact buildings:
    -Old entrance
    -Pier
    -Aztec corner
    -2 service buildings
    -Several "temporary" buildings
    -Substations
    -Staff buildings around old entrance


    Thanks for looking! please comment!
    Last edited by james.s; 20th Feb 09 at 22:06.

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    Good pics mate, love the Aztec heads on the front of the indoor area. Shame they're being demolished, they could have been left and incorporated into the country park behind. Especially when it's raining. :) Sad to see the end of the rails on the miniature railway, spent many happy hour going around the site on that lol. And the lost seating from the grand rapids ride, loved that as well, looks sad sitting in the grass on it's own. :(

    Excellent work,

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    Excellent update, james. It's interesting to see how little still remains. Cheers. :)
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    it says feb 2008 u sure u didnt mean 2009? I went today but just walked around the edges along the public footpath

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    I did mean 2009:embarrassed: Thanks for pointing that out. I will change it

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    Shame to see it like that. Used to go there on school trips ect back in the day

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    just thought I'd add my pics... by the way shipley country park runs around the perimiter which means If you fancy going down there start from one end of the shipley park and walk all the way around and you'll see most of the park and relive those memories legally...

    this sign just looks in too good condition for an empty theme park...

    E for Adventure....

    This way for entry...

    The last thing security looked at when the park closed was the sun setting in the sky and the end of The American Adventure...

    I didnt realise what these where at first then I realised there Ticket booths!!

    an Immmaculate sign on the main road as if it was still there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Support View Post
    it says feb 2008 u sure u didnt mean 2009? I went today but just walked around the edges along the public footpath
    it wasnt you on the push bikes inside the park today that i passed?

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    No mate I had a scooter and was trundling around the outer footpath part of the park with helmet ,camera, tripod and bag lol you wouldn't forget me! lus I live 30+ miles away so I wouldnt bike... lol

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    I've been going to American adventure most of my life. It is a part of my childhood. Its hard to remember how is was :( does anyone remember the starwars convention they had there once :)

    Anyway a few of my pics from the day

    I loved the train.








    I don't have a clue what this was

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