Toyland Tours 1994 photos and more old Alton Towers photos...

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  1. BigAl

    BigAl TowersStreet Member

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    I was looking back at some old photographs when I came across many of Alton Towers. I thought some of you guys might be interested so I've taken the time to upload them for all to see. :) I may come across more and upload them here again.

    Here are some Toyland Tours photos from it's first year of operation. I didn't even know I'd even been on it because I wasn't even only 1 back then but there you go! Sorry about the poor quality too. :p

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    This was my favourite attraction and I was very sad when I heard it had left the park. :'(


    Here are four other pictures taken at Alton Towers many years ago. The first is a shot from my favourite ice show, Peter Rabbit, the second and third are of the parade taken whilst on the Swans, another ride I liked to go on when I was little (sorry for the bad quality of those two :p ). The final picture is of the Towers themselves, taken from where the hole-in-one game and the arcade stand today.

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    If anyone wants to use them, please let me know as these pictures were taken by my parents not myself.
     
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  2. Josh

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    Some good photos there, thanks! It sure does bring back the memories, I used to love Toyland Tours :)
     
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  3. cotda

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    It was a crime that this was replaced with CATCF. Oh, the memories... :(
     
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    Dubai Investment Company was the worst thing to happen to the UK parks...
     
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  5. BigAl

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    My Old Alton Towers Photos

    Managed to find a few more old photos of me and my family at Alton Towers taken throughout the 90s. There's some photos of the Farmyard (when it had lots of animals), Squirrel Nutty before and after it opened, the Haunted House from when it was good, and Peter Rabbit on Ice.



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    Enjoy! :)
     
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  6. electricBlll

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    So are all these photos from around 1996? The first photo looks great, the Haunted House was definitely repainted in brighter colours at some point.

    Thanks for sharing! :twirly:
     
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  7. BigAl

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    I think they range from 1995 to 1996 as I'm noticeably younger in some of them (though that's more evident in the photos I kept for Facebook friends only :p ) and you can see that Squirrel Nutty isn't in some of the Farmyard photos.

    Anyway, I'm glad you like them. :)
     
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  8. BigAl

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    My Old Alton Towers Photos

    Seven more photos of my old Alton Towers here...


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    Land of Make Believe:

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    Towers & Gardens:

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  9. thefatone

    thefatone TowersStreet Member

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    What the hell is that forest in towers street?

    Glad that don't exist anymore!
     
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  10. CoasterCrazyChris

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    Look how much better Cloud Cuckoo Land looked with a street running through the middle.

    They had to muck it up by paving it all over and putting in that cheap carousel.
     
  11. BigAl

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    The park have owned the carousel for a good while, but it was only recently painted in the most ridiculous colours they could come up with. I wish they'd kept the larger carousel with the two floors instead, but they decided to put the Driving School there which is and always will be an absolute eyesore.
     
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    And look at all the market stall things! Its worse than now!
     
  13. AltonTowersNerd

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    Ok my turn for Alton Towers memories and pics, these were taken in 2002 when Air was new...


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    The Runaway Mine Train

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    The inside of Toyland Tours (sorry for the darkness)

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    The Haunted House

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    Toyland Tours' exterior

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    The Black Hole

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    The Haunted House again in Gloomy Wood
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    Here's my last pic, that enthralled everyone to ride... AIR.
     
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    djtruefitt TS Site Team Team Member

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    Where is that last photo taken from Al? Kind of looks like Airs lifthill?
     
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    The monorail I presume.
     
  16. BigAl

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    ...before they attacked the trains with stickers. :p
     
  17. BigAl

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    I've found another old picture saved on my PC of Squirrel Nutty and the Farmyard in 2001:

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    Thanks for sharing these pictures they are the sort of things I find really interesting and want to see more of they are all great photos.
     

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