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Remains of chairlift, North Bay Amusement Park, Scarborough | by dave_attrill
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Remains of chairlift, North Bay Amusement Park, Scarborough

HISTORY:

Marvels was an amusement/theme park based at North bay in Scarborough. Originally two seperate parks, Mr marvels theme Park and north Bay amusement park. Mr marvels was an admission-charging family theme park with an American theme, and featured attractions including a 3-D cinema, dinosaur park, haunted smugglers inn and performing dolphin area, as well as a café and shops. North Bay amusement park , an adjoining free-entry funfair housed traditional favourites including two rollercoasters, arcades, waltzers, go karts and several other outlets. It also fed by not one but two chairlifts, on e taking people to/from the north bay promenade, and a second lift added in the early 90s connecting people coming in from the Peasholm Park side. The two parks eventually merged into one known as Marvels amusement Park, with the original Marvels area closing. The whole park closed in 2000, decaying gradually over the years.

As for the park today….

The site has been since left to decay over the years, although several respected relics survive. The volcanoes belonging to the dinosaur park survived until l 2006ish before being finally swept aside for development. The remains of the chairlifts are largely intact with the stations and support columns left standing while the concrete floor bases from major rides still linger. A large area of Mr Marvels has now been dug over in preparation for a new water park, ironically overlooking the site of the famous former waterslide attraction that was also closed at the same time as Marvels.

 

 

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Taken on April 22, 2017