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Those photos really make it feel like the doors are about to open any moment - the amount of space by the doors is oddly highlighting its there...
Its a shame to see it like this.

I thought they couldn't actually take that sign down as it would damage the building?
 

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Those photos really make it feel like the doors are about to open any moment - the amount of space by the doors is oddly highlighting its there...
Its a shame to see it like this.

I thought they couldn't actually take that sign down as it would damage the building?
it would probably put a hole in the facade
its a shame we lost pirate adventure its a shame its not refurbed rethemed and reopened
 
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I think Like most attractions built around water It’s hard to maintain and I doubt staff knew anything was broken to the checked them. At 1 stage a lot of the lighting had gone and I wonder to replace them did they have to drain the ride.
 

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never good when you have to drain an entire ride to replace lightbulbs
does anyone have any onride footage of the ride as i unfortunately never got to ride this once spectacular ride
 

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Now this ride was originally built a couple of years before Pirate Adventure and was lost in a fire but fans loved it that much it’s been rebuild and it reopens Spring/Summer this year now I know they got more money than Drayton Manor but if they just got rid of the scenes and I think all Pirates have been tested and most still work I can maybe see this making a comeback. It’s easy to start from a empty shell again like Charlie and the chocolate factory ride cost 8 million but how much of that was for the IP, Marketing and the lifts? Also having a empty shell means they can have the correct emergency exits. They kept the bumper cars pirate themed so it will cost a lot more to retheme half the building. Would love to start a petition to show that it’s not just us theme park fans who wants the ride to come back.
i fully agree with the petition i hope more people wish for it back
 
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i fully agree with the petition i hope more people wish for it back
I second this :) The attraction was definitely one of their more themed rides and the amount of rides still themed to pirates in the area means a revival would be feasible. It was much loved and based on the auction and online response, has been missed.

Bit of an off topic:
I would personally love to be a part of rennovating / bringing an attraction to life so would happily offer to help the park too (Not that I have any real experience other than making props and the odd themepark design here and there but it is a dream experience to help with a dark ride / work on a project like that...)
 

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I second this :) The attraction was definitely one of their more themed rides and the amount of rides still themed to pirates in the area means a revival would be feasible. It was much loved and based on the auction and online response, has been missed.

Bit of an off topic:
I would personally love to be a part of rennovating / bringing an attraction to life so would happily offer to help the park too (Not that I have any real experience other than making props and the odd themepark design here and there but it is a dream experience to help with a dark ride / work on a project like that...)
same here
 

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I loved this ride growing up and was devastated when I found out it was closed for good. Think the last time I rode it was sometime in the 00’s but the best time to ride it was in the 90’s (late 90’s for me) because it was less worn. I do remember when I last rode it in my teens some things were not working.

It would be cool if they did a sort of ‘remaster’ of the original, the pirates theme would fit in with the area as has already been mentioned. I can’t really imagine any other theme for that building, anything else would stick out like a sore thumb. Guess time will tell as there doesn’t seem to be much being said about their plans for it. But wouldn’t it be a lot more work and money to completely gut the place and start over with something totally different rather than work with what’s already there?
 
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