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Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Camelot Theme Park - June 2013

Back to some Urbex, its been a few weeks since we had a good little mooch.

We all like a closed theme park, something unnatural about a closed theme park, a bit too quiet and no smell of overpriced popcorn and hotdogs - its all a bit "Scooby Doo".

Sadly for us in the UK we don't have that many open theme parks, never mind closed -  but this one used to be the magical word of Camelot was just round the corner from me - so off we shot in the Mystery Machine.

Being just round the corner the I'd visited Camelot many times over the years with the kids, a small theme park based around the legend of King Arthur (I suspect you had worked that one out for yourself to be honest) it was a good day out for those on a budget - but it just needed to be a little bigger with a few more rides I personally thought to myself on those hot summers days many years ago.

The park opened in 1983 and finally closed to the public at the end of 2012.

Visited with Urban Spaceman and the Tin Dog on a strangely warm summers day, given the site is about 140 acres we thought we would do some homework and refresh our memories of the site pre-visit.

With our reconnaissance consisting of an episode of Sooty found on Youtube, a vague glance at some old Camelot maps found on a theme park website off we shot - scroll along to about 9 minutes 30 to glance an idea of the place in its former glory. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY_Z30TY_xQ


 Camelot Theme Park - closed
Camelot Theme Park - closed
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Camelot Theme Park - closed
Camelot Theme Park - closed

It was off to the Dragon Flyer, possibly the worlds only diesel powered coaster in the world.

- I should add the place was awash with fellow photographers of derp

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Camelot Theme Park - closed
 Camelot Theme Park - closed
End of the line - Camelot Theme Park - 2013

Then a wander round the Dungeons of Doom, I've always wanted a wander round a ghost train and sadly this one was just a little bit poo.
 Camelot Theme Park - closed
  Camelot Theme Park - closed

Eerie sounds from the roller coaster Knightmare, the structure creaking as the sun heated up the structure.

Camelot Theme Park - closed
Camelot Theme Park - closed
Camelot Theme Park - closed
Camelot Theme Park - closed

All in all, a cracking few hours, sad to see this place go myself and in a few weeks it will be gone.

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We then jumped in the plane at a later date and well this was the result


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