Missile

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Statistics

Opened

1989

 

Closed

2004

 

Owner

American Adventure

 

Manufacturer

Vekoma

 

RCDB

http://rcdb.com/807.htm

 

What Now?

Moved to Pleasurewood hills in 2006 and is now operating as "Wipeout".

 

Photo's (Of Missile at American Adventure)

Name- Type- Status

 

The Galleon- Unknown Swinging Ship- Relocated to New Pleasureland- Southport

 

Excaliber- Weber Dreamboat (Inverting Swinging ship)- Unknown

 

The Rack- Vekoma Canyon Trip- Scrapped due to problems with the ride system in 2010

Flat Rides

Photo's

Entrance 1

Park Open Photo's

Park Closed Photo's

2010 - 2012

2010- 2012

Websites (Just Click to View)

2009 - 2010

2009-2010

2006 - 2008

2006-2008

2004 - 2005

2004-2005

2000 - 2003

2001-2003

2012

Maps (Just Click to View)

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2001

1997

Camelot Page

2012

Brochure's

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2001

1997

1997 Map 2001 Map 2007 Map 2008 Map 2009 Map 2010 Map 2011 Map 2012 Map Rounded square

Photo's (Of Wipeout at Pleasurewood Hills...Its current location)

3...2...1... LAUNCH!

Welcome to Derbyshire's very own American space station... or

so it was supposed to be!

 

In the late 80s theme parks across Britain were starting to get in

with the "theme" part of there name. This meant that the parks

needed to do something to compete with each other. The park

Decided they needed a thrill ride with a theme, so they added

Missile and with it a space theme to the park.

This was a great addition to the park and many people who

visited remember it gracefully... for a lot, it was there first big

coaster. Over the years at the park Missile remained the parks

signature ride (even though the likes of Twin Looper arrived in

the early nighties) and the reason behind this was probably the

theming that was with it.

 

It was bought from the previous owner in 1988 after it operated for only one year at the Glasgow Garden Festival and opened at the park in 1989.The ride itself was a standard Vekoma Boomerang, which the company still manufacture today and is not seen as a "one of a kind ride", yet it still managed to thrill people right up to its departure in 2004. Some say that the departure of the ride closed the park for good as a few rides were sold off in this year and no replacements were sourced. The park only lasted one more season and closed at the end of 2005. The ride moved to Pleasurewood hills and opened in 2007 as "Wipeout" and is still in operation today. Currently there are two Vekoma Boomerangs operating in this country; Wipeout and Boomerang at Pleasure Island in Cleethorpes.