Shane's Amusement Attic

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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby thrillerman1 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:40 pm

Shane, great to hear Cowabunga Bay is doing so well!!!

Alton Towers sure looks to have come a long way since the mid-80's shown in that brochure which also happens to be around the same time period I visited the park. I don't remember much about it except riding the Corkscrew, 1001 Knights, and the river rapids ride.

To add to your mid-Summer update, here's a press release for a park that never was built - Aero World. It was proposed for the San Diego area back in 1980. I'm not exactly sure what happened that it never got built. I've never been to San Diego, so I have no idea what (if anything) is built on the proposed park location now. Anyway check it out...
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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby Calicoasters » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:29 pm

^Wow, that is very cool! I would love to visit a park like that, especially when it's only 20 minutes from my house! ;)
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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby fatdaddy » Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:27 am

Wasn't there supposed to have been some kinda dinosaur land built somewhere in San Diego too at some point. I think, and I might be mistaken, that there might still be a dinosaur or two still around. I used to be into roadside attractions and I remember reading about a dinosaur, but that was long time ago.
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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby Moose » Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:46 am

Wow, now having finally visited Alton Towers, I cannot believe just how much of the park has changed. Thanks for this great look back.

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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby larrygator » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:17 pm

Glad to hear that Cowabunga Bay is stil a hit and that the Attic is not empty.
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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby Dr.Pest » Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:11 pm

I like it !!! nice pics !

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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby MillenniumDan » Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:47 am

Hay here's a 2000 article about Millennium Force from Weekly Reader,
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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby MillenniumDan » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:02 am

And here's the cover to the 1978 Kings Island booklet,
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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby montezooma » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:26 am

Season 4 of Shane's Amusement Attic is premiering with a look back at the little theme park that could. When I first visited Holiday World I thought to myself..."is it worth it to make a drive out to the middle of nowhere for a stupid Santa Clause land?" Wow has this place changed! Look for yourself what the park was like 15 or so years ago and what it is today...Impressive!

I always look forward each year for the Holiday World's announcement, their attractions are creative, impressive and always unique. So I am pleased to start season 4 with a look back at such a GREAT park...Holiday World.
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Hooray for Season 4
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the park begins its "rapid" accent into the big leagues.
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Park admission is $11.95...Wow that is cheaper than Cowabunga Bay
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They actually had a ride called the "Banshee" how politically incorrect!
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the "Raven" the ride that puts the park on the map. 1995
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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby larrygator » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:36 pm

thanks for going back into the Attic for us.
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