writing this shortly after Camelot's closure, and only a few days
after the news of 3 of the rides finding a new home. A new home for
the caterpillar coaster and balloon ride isn't a major shock. A new
home for the water slide is a surprise, as that was built to fit on
the side of a hill at Camelot. That means it will need some work, or
a re-design to fit somewhere else.
Another ride I imagine will struggle to find a new home for similar
reasons is the Dragon Flyer. It was a powered coaster built in 1987.
Unlike many examples of powered coaster it wasn't designed for a
compact area, instead it was set around a large area, doing a
complete circuit of a themed area of the park. An idea I'm surprised
isn't used for rides more often.
Another odd feature, which as far as I know made this ride unique is
it wasn't electronically powered, but powered
a petrol motor operated by a member of staff as the train went
Overall it was a good fun family coaster, including some good
straits through the trees. It would still make a good ride for a
family park if a home could be found. It's a shame the rides
footprint means this would be difficult.