8 Theme Parks We Loved as Kids!

There was nothing more exciting than being told that you were going to have a day at a theme park. Did you visit any of these when you were a kid!

1. Flamingo Land

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Established in 1959 and still popular today but did you visit the dolphins in the 80s? The dolphinarium closed in 1993!

2. Blackpool Pleasure Beach

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The Pleasure Beach is still one of the UKs busiest tourist attractions, but, did you visit before you had to pay to get in. Rides were operated on a ticket/token system!

3. Lightwater Valley

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Although it started life as a tourist attraction in 1969, it really took off in the 80s. Did you visit here?

4. American Adventure

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Opened in 1987 and closed just 20 years later. Do you remember The American Adventure Theme park?

 

5. Cornwall Coliseum

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Ok, so we know this isn’t really a theme park but thought it deserves a mention. Did you ever visit the Coliseum? Perhaps you saw one of the big stars that performed here before its closure!

6. Camelot

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Opened in 1983 and closed in 2012. Were you one of the first people to visit here?

 

7. Alton Towers

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The garden was opened as a tourist attraction back in the 60s, but in was 1980 that saw it open as a theme park. Did you visit here as a child?

 

8. Benbom Brothers White Knuckle Theme Park

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Ok, so we know that this was really DreamLand in Margate, but for a while it was known as The Benbom Brothers White Knuckle Theme Park. The park has seen closure but  has more recently opened its gates once more!