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Themed around the legend of King Arthur, Camelot Theme Park is located close to the village of Charnock Richard in Lancashire, England. The park will not reopen in 2013, with the site's owners hoping to ultimately redevelop it as a housing estate. At present, it is still home to some popular attractions, including the dizzying Whirlwind roller coaster and Excalibur 2 spinning inverter thrill ride.
History: Camelot first opened back in 1983, on the site of the former "Lake of Sir Lancelot". This inspired the park's theme, which saw a number of King Arthur-themed attractions installed. For a long period, the park was twinned with the American Adventure in Derbyshire, which closed in 2007. Camelot was threatened with the same fate, having suffered from declining attendances from 2006 onwards. It was acquired by housing developer Story Group in 2009. The credit crunch, which led to a slowdown in construction, offered the park a stay of execution, and it was leased to the Knights Leisure group which operated its rides and attractions. However, following another barren year in 2012, it was announced that the park would close for good at the end of the season.
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