Whilst sifting through the planning website, can anyone remind me what happened with the planned Holiday Village, the planning application doesn't say refused. Did they withdraw it?
Imagine if they had built the holiday village, what would AA have been like today. Would it still be open, would they have invested in the park. One thing for certain is the Missile and Space Port would have gone anyway as the Entertainment complex would have been in its place. When Lightwater Valley applied for planning of their Holiday Village they did say that they may have to close the park long term as it wasn't viable, everyone sees that as a bloughing. But as AA mentioned the same in their Holiday Village Planning App, and then it did close down not long after it does make you wonder.
It also mentions that visitor numbers dropped from 650,000 in 1996 to 380,000 in 2000, and says that they heavily invested in new attractions to boost numbers but failed. I can't recall anything being built from 96 onwards apart from the Flying Island.
Also anyone remember the rumours about the Texas Tornado from Morecambe coming to AA at one point.
On another note, does anyone know what this would have been at the park. I don't recall any water slide type attraction.
19/Feb/1997 American Adventure World Pit Lane Shipley Heanor Derbyshire
3 slide water slide for amusement of paying guests .