6,000 people now sign petition to bring back the American Adventure theme park

Six thousand people have now signed an online petition to bring back the American Adventure theme park.

Monday, 8th August 2016, 4:36 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:31 pm
Remember walking through here?
Remember walking through here?

The Derbyshire attraction closed in 2006 following financial struggles.

The petition was started earlier this year by Declan Salmon who used to go the theme park as a child.

He said: “Once we get 10,000 signatures I’ll send it to Derbyshire County Council.

The closed American Adventure theme park in Shipley.

“The sooner people sign, the better chance we have of getting the American Adventure back.

“If the American Adventure does reopen somewhere else in the future, it will attract so many visitors and it will be a huge boost to the community and for the UK not just Derbyshire.”

He suggested that new attractions could be built as well as new roller coasters, food outlets, gift shops and pubs.

Little remains at the site of the former theme park in Shipley.

The closed American Adventure theme park in Shipley.

The land has been earmarked for 300 new homes.

To sign the petition, visit change.org and type in American Adventure.