Originally posted 2019-12-11 13:08:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Gateshead, Tyne And Wear,
Located in the MetroCentre, the £20million theme park opened in February 1988 and was Europe’s largest indoor amusement park.
The park featured many attractions which nostalgia fans will love reminiscing about, including the much loved roller coaster, which was somewhat bizarrely renamed “The New Roller Coaster” following a refurbishment in 1996 – despite being the same ride.
Other highlights were the swings (alliteratively named “The Wonderful Wave-Swinger”), pirate ship, a miniature railway (anyone else remember the hilarity at seeing the man on the toilet reading a newspaper?), Ferris wheel, waltzers, dodgems and many more.
Despite calls being made to save Metroland, the famous attraction sadly closed its doors for the last time on April 20, 2008, marking the end of an era.