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Camelot Theme Park Will Not Open for 2013

Camelot Theme Park Will Not Open for 2013

Update: 05/11:

Following the rumour this weekend, it has now been confirmed by Camelot’s Managing Director Roy Page that the park will indeed not open for 2013:

Roy Page of Knights Leisure, who own the park, said:

“It is with reluctance we have had to take this very difficult decision.

“Following a number of years of declining visitor numbers, the 2012 season proved particularly challenging.”

Mr Page went on to say: “Whilst we have become used to inclement summer weather in the UK during the past few years, a combination of the wettest summer for 100 years, the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations followed by the spectacular television coverage of the Olympic Games during our busiest months of the summer and the school holidays had a major impact on visitors to Camelot.

“I would like to thank all the staff who have helped to make Camelot Theme Park one of the region’s most entertaining visitor attractions and our many loyal visitors for their continued support over the past 29 wonderful years.”

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Sad news has emerged that Camelot Theme Park (Chorley, Lancashire) is not planned to re-open for the 2013 season. Whilst the information has not yet been announced officially, a local hotel business is said to have heard the news from theme park management. A press release is expected early next week.

Camelot theme park a small family park themed around King Arthur/Camelot and is home to rides such as Knightmare, Whirlwind and Dragon Flyer – a rare diesel powered rollercoaster.

UK Park News had the privilege of reviewing the park in August 2010 – it’s now sad to look back at the great time we had, with the knowledge that it is unlikely we’ll ever be able to return.

You can read the full review, see the picture gallery and watch a selection of videos here. (this review is listed on our old site so we apologise for the format)

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