Theme Park Documentaries

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  1. Burbs

    Burbs TowersStreet Team Team Member

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    A number of members have contributed to a list of theme park documentaries. If you know of any others from any theme parks in the world, please post in this thread and I will update the wiki page. :)

    17 internets and a chocolate chip cookie to @Rowe for providing the links to most of the documentaries and making the wiki page look lovely.

    There's a handful of theme park documentaries knocking about on t'internet from different theme parks, I was wondering if anyone could add to the list.

    Alton Towers

    The Magic Factory
    • The Story of Alton Towers
    Park Life
    • Blue Peter videos.
    • Marketing a Theme Park - Alton Towers [Pt1] [Pt2]

    Other Parks

    • A Day out at Thorpe Park (Dunno if that's the real name or not.)
    Themes, Dreams and Scream Machines
    Walt Disney World: A Dream Come True
    • Pleasure Beach (6 part series) [Ep1] [Ep2] [Ep3] [Ep4] [Ep5] [Ep6]
    Walt Disney World: A Dream Come True
    Build It Bigger: Coaster Build Off
    DVD Making of "ARTHUR - Im Königreich der Minimoys"
    Shoot for the Moon

    There must be more out there, and I love watching them, so can anyone inform?
     
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    The 1997 Pleasure Beach documentaries are a treat, showcasing Mandy at her best and full of legendary quotes. ("I'll bash yer 'ed in!")

    Shouldn't this topic be in the Box Office? :p
     
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    Oh yes, the 6 part TV series!

    Mods, can you move this please?
     
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    Just moved this to Other Parks and Attractions as it's all theme parks :)

    Should be interesting to see what other documentaries come up. I'll have a think of some I've seen when I get chance
     
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    There're plenty of construction documentaries about coasters from the Discovery channel. I think most of their major series have had a coaster episode!
     
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    There is a great documentary from 1986 on the development of Walt Disney World; a must watch:



    :)
     
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    Done a bit of editing of your original post Tom.B to include any links to Youtube for the shows :). Will try and keep it updated as and when stuff is added. Feel free to hit the report button on the post to give the team a kick if we don't get updated a day or two after being posted :).
     
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    OK, thanks Craig. :)

    I'll update my initial post each time a new documentary is mentioned.
     
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    Am I the only one who would like to see a modern day documentary done behind the scenes at Merlin?
     
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    Not at all! Would be interesting to see tbh.
     
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    There's this one detailing the construction of The Voyage and Griffon. (I think, I can't tell, I'm at uni with no sound, someone let me know if I'm wrong and Craig will change my post ;) )
     
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    Ooh, what a treat for us all!
     
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    It (a M3rlin Documentary) would probably more-so resemble 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' than a theme park documentary. Fat shareholders w*nking over the prospect of having a 'midway' on every street corner. All sucking each other patting each other on the back after taking the last £10 off a family for a Smiler fastrack
     
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    Shoot for The Moon

    A brilliant BBC documentary into the Imagineering and construction process behind Paris' Space Mountain. It's a fascinating watch, and one of my personal favourites :)
     
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    Just found this on youtube: "Marketing a Theme Park: The Alton Towers Story

    Part 1:
    Part 2:
     
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    Oh God no.
     
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    Original post has been updated. :)
     
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    Y'all forgetting the most important Europa Park documentary* of them all!



    *technically ;)

    But meet my own little masterpost anyway (because half the YouTube thumbnails won't work):

    ALTON TOWERS & CHESSINGTON

    @British Dark Rides' Project (Yes, Peter, your work deserves to be here)
    The Chessington Dark Ride/The Fifth Dimension
    Prof Burp's Pop Factory/Professor Burp's Bubbleworks
    A Haunted House/Haunted House
    Tombstone Tours/Terror Tomb

    EFTELING

    Anton Pieck (Co-Founder, Creative Director, Consultant 1951 - 1987)

    Making of De Vliegende Hollander/The Flying Dutchman

    Efteling 50 Jaar

    Efteling 60 Jaar

    Lex Lemmens (Project Manager 1975 - 2005)
    Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

    Ton van de Ven (Creative Director 1965 - 2003)
    Part 1 | Part 2

    There is also a 1992 Droomvlucht/Dreamflight documentary, 'Dromen met Open Ogen', but it's no longer on YouTube as far as I can see.

    EUROPA PARK

    30 Jahre Europa Park
    Part 1 | Part 2

    Silver Star Bau-Doku
    Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

    PHANTASIALAND

    1969 (Impressionen aus Bruhl clip)

    1986

    1990

    1991
     
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    ALL THE DOCUMENTARIES

    Really cannot be bothered to add ALL of those to my original post, so I've created a wiki page for them. As it stands, the page is a little empty, so if someone has the time to edit the page with the documentaries, that would be lurvely. Alternatively, I will get it done... some time. :D
     
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