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by Jason_165
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Past rides: "Where are they now?" The Guide
Replies: 52
Views: 20364

Re: Past rides: "Where are they now?" The Guide

Brian Collins was the showman that operated the fairground at Alton Towers before it went in the 'theme park' direction. He went on to operate Atlas Park (the former Butlin's camp at Clacton-on-Sea) for its only season in 1984. He was part of the Collins family - famous fairground and amusement park...
by Jason_165
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Past rides: "Where are they now?" The Guide
Replies: 52
Views: 20364

Re: Past rides: "Where are they now?" The Guide

After a bit of research, I think I have found the Mississippi Showboat! And yes it still lives on in even greater glory than it did at Alton Towers! The time that the boat left Alton Towers, another boat with a strikingly similar resemblance popped up at another theme park in the south of Spain. Ti...
by Jason_165
Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Past rides: "Where are they now?" The Guide
Replies: 52
Views: 20364

Re: Past rides: "Where are they now?" The Guide

Not posted on here for a long time! Think I've worked out the histories for most of Alton's past rides (including a few pre-1980 attractions) and their subsequent lives. It is a bit wordy, but hopefully interesting 8-[ Codes at the beginning of the ride history (e.g. TS19) are those used by the Nati...
by Jason_165
Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Past rides: "Where are they now?" The Guide
Replies: 52
Views: 20364

Re: Past rides: "Where are they now?" The Guide

It's pretty hard to tell apart most of the flat rides around at Alton in the '80s from others of the same type, as they didn't really have any distinguishing features and were totally 'off the shelf' :| And I think the ride at Loudoun in the '90s you're referring to was actually a HUSS ranger, opera...
by Jason_165
Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Past rides: "Where are they now?" The Guide
Replies: 52
Views: 20364

Re: Past rides: "Where are they now?" The Guide

I’m new here, so I really hope this isn’t too wordy, but I think I can help out a bit here... As far as I know, the ‘Space Boat’ that operated at Alton in 1983 didn’t operate anywhere else in this country, and was presumably exported pretty quickly. These Weber Traum Boats were more common than you’...
by Jason_165
Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2554
Views: 852761

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Hellooo, newbie here! Must admit that I know nothing about forums, avatars, signatures and all those kinda things :? I am an amusement park geek through and through though, so hopefully I can come up with something interesting to say occasionally :)