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Re: The American Adventure: Past, Present and Future

Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:25 am

Also Twin Lakes, I believe! Along with the Wagon Wheel whatsits? Pretty sure I saw them in a brochure not long back...

Had a text from Kaycee and Magrathea while I was on holiday to say that The Runaway Mine Train (now travelling with Mellors) was actually at Funderworld! Nice to see it out and about :-).

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Re: The American Adventure: Past, Present and Future

Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:41 pm

I don't know who's Flickr acount this is, but it's a pretty amazing one. They've uploaded loads of images of old American Adventure leaflets, etc...

Here's for anyone that's interested: http://www.flickr.com/photos/trainsandstuff/with/2992548855/


If you scroll back you'll also see a many more old leaflets and posters from other famous parks from across the globe, as well as some old Arrow Dynamics documents too.

Anyway, I enjoyed scrolling through all of the pictures and thought I'd share the account here too and let everyone else enjoy them too. :)

Here are a few smaller versions:

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Edit: There's also some Alton Towersstuff too, as well as an index for all of the theme park albums too! :D
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Re: The American Adventure: Past, Present and Future

Tue May 01, 2012 12:06 am

The chap on here called the wall took most of them, excellent pictures
 
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Re: The American Adventure: Past, Present and Future

Tue May 01, 2012 12:09 am

What was "Aliens: The Ride"?
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Re: The American Adventure: Past, Present and Future

Tue May 01, 2012 12:39 am

I think it was the Motion Master show for a period, but I'm not 100% certain on that. I dare say someone will put me right on it :P
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Re: The American Adventure: Past, Present and Future

Tue May 01, 2012 9:41 am

Yep spot on Bote, also they showed The Terminator too
 
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Wanted - American Adventure Theme Park souvenirs and memorabilia - please

Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:23 pm

Hello everyone

I am wanting to find any items for sale from the now sadly closed American Adventure theme park.
Any souvenirs or memorabilia, signs, pictures, models, soft toys etc etc, even paper cups and bags.

If anyone thinks they may have something which may be of interest please would you take the time to contact me and see what we can do price wise?

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Re: Wanted - American Adventure Theme Park souvenirs and memorabilia - please

Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:13 am

silvercity wrote:
Hello everyone

I am wanting to find any items for sale from the now sadly closed American Adventure theme park.
Any souvenirs or memorabilia, signs, pictures, models, soft toys etc etc, even paper cups and bags.

If anyone thinks they may have something which may be of interest please would you take the time to contact me and see what we can do price wise?

Cheers
Stuff comes up on ebay occasionally. The market seems to have consolidated somewhat over the last couple of years.
 
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Re: Wanted - American Adventure Theme Park souvenirs and memorabilia - please

Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:38 pm

Hi,

Cheers for the reply, I know I keep checking ebay and have bought a couple of bits and peices but you are right not alot becomes available anymore - my girlfriend did manage to get me one of the logs from the flume ride at American Adventure for my brithday which I was really happy with.

I just managed to get a copy of the auction catalogue and hammer prices the other day and cant believe the low prices which some of the items went for - wonder where they all are now?

Anyway if you know anyone who has anything or come accross anything yourself please let me know.

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Re: Wanted - American Adventure Theme Park souvenirs and memorabilia - please

Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:50 pm

I have often thought there should be a site like eBay that allows you to request items, as I would love some too
 
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Re: The American Adventure: Past, Present and Future

Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:54 pm

I thought I would update, after popping round this week the Pier 49 has been demolished, which means there is absolutely nothing left of the theme park bar the footers
 
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Re: The American Adventure: Past, Present and Future

Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:39 am

That is terrible news,

Cant believe its all gone completely now  :(.

At least I still have the memories  ;)
And a log flume cart  :D

Cheers for the update
 
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Re: The American Adventure: Past, Present and Future

Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:47 pm

Were did you get the Log Flume cart from? Any pictures of it?
 
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Re: The American Adventure: Past, Present and Future

Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:42 pm

So sad. Wonder what they will build on it.

The themeing in this park looked awesome - the/a magic was definitely there.
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Re: The American Adventure: Past, Present and Future

Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:53 pm

spark wrote:
Were did you get the Log Flume cart from? Any pictures of it?


Hi
Managed to source this a few months ago after alot of asking around from derby -
I think there is a thread on here with pictures from the original auction of the flumes - mines the one which is a bit different which has the "T" on the front im guessing this was the test cart but i could be wrong bout that -

Ill take sum pics of it un my garden asap and post them here - have just started western theming the garden up but havent got very far due to our great summer weather
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Re: The American Adventure: Past, Present and Future

Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:16 am

Oh, could be the Test cart - I had always wondered why that one was different.

My hunch was that they once spelt out:
N-I-G-H-T-M-A-R-E---N-I-A-G-A-R-A
 
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Re: The American Adventure: Past, Present and Future

Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:54 am

I heard vandals set the pier 49 a light. After the fire was put out it was unsafe so they pu
lled it down.
 
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Re: The American Adventure: Past, Present and Future

Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:41 pm

Damn it,
 
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Re: The American Adventure: Past, Present and Future

Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:15 am

News about the fire

http://themeuk.net/blog/?p=1672

Plans for the site

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-de ... e-18979792 updated Yesterday 25th July.
 
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Re: The American Adventure: Past, Present and Future

Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:32 pm

Housing? Well that's not good. I thought that when the AA applied for holiday lodges they were rejected and this subsequently continued to building any form of housing on the site?

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