Camelot Theme Park

90’s advert for Camelot Theme Park.

Camelot Theme Park is a resort and theme park located in the English town of Charnock Richard, Lancashire. It is based on the legend of Camelot. The site is owned by The Story Group, and operated by Knights Leisure. The park is home to many rides, taking a target audience of families and younger children, however the park also boasts numerous thrill rides and roller coasters, including Whirlwind (a Maurer Söhne spinning coaster), Knightmare and Excalibur.

The park opened in 1984 and has been operating seasonally since then. In 1986 it was bought out by The Granada Group, and operated by them alongside its now defunct sister parks American Adventure and Granada Studios Tour. In June 1998 the park was subject to a management buyout in which the park went to Prime Resorts Ltd. After Prime Resorts went into receivership on 3rd February 2009 the site was sold to The Story Group (not including the on-site hotel). The park is now leased to Knights Leisure Limited who operate the park. Knights Leisure is headed up by some of the same directors as Prime Resorts was.

In February 2009, Prime Resorts announced that the park was in receivership and would not reopen for the 2009 season.   However, in April 2009, it was announced that a buyer had been found for the park and that it will reopen in May 2009 – NB: The park was noted to be open on 20th July 2009 .

Info gleaned from Wikipedia

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