UK theme parks from another point of view!

 
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DoubleOh7
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Defunct/abandoned theme parks....

Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:37 pm

Does anyone else find these fascinating?? I've enjoyed reading up on quite a few of these now and some of the pictures are breathtakingly eerie and very post apocalyptic.

One of the stories that Ive found most interesting is the one about Heritage USA  http://illicitohio.com/SBNO/heritage/heritage01.html and perhaps the saddest is the six flags park which was torn apart by hurricane Katrina.

Please share/discuss any other gems you may know of  :)
 
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Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:05 am

I love looking at the pictures of Six Flags New Orleans! It really has just been abandoned... Six Flags say it would have been to expensive too do anything with it!!

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Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:59 pm

What are they going to do with the coasters at New Orleans? Are they ripped out the ground or do they stand? If they still stand why not sell them or return them to thier manufacturer and have the repaired and sent to a new home?
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Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:22 pm

They did move the majority of their rides to other parks, but most were just damaged beyond repair.
Last I heard the state really isn't happy with the site and really want it all ripped down, not sure if this work has begun yet or not though. I think there was an argument as to who should be paying for all this (Park, Insurance or State).
 
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Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:40 pm

I'm not completely useless, I can be used as a bad example :P
 
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Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:27 pm

A wrote:


As someone who lives 20 minutes from Loudon Castle - it pretty much looked abandoned when it was open as well.

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