What happened to Metroland?
MetroLand opened in February 1988. In 1996, the park was relaunched as New MetroLand. During its later years, the attraction was operated by Arlington Leisure. It was closed on 20 April 2008 and removed to make way for a cinema and bowling alley.
When was Metroland closed?
There was much sadness when Metroland closed its doors for a final time in 2008, with a huge Odeon cinema now standing in its place.
Where is Metroland now?
EUROPE’S largest indoor theme park, Metroland, officially closed yesterday after 20 years of widespread popularity. Part of the MetroCentre in Gateshead, Britain’s largest shopping centre, Metroland is now being dismantled with every ride being sold to the highest bidder.
Who owned the Metrocentre before INTU?
Sir John Hall founded the Gateshead centre, which opened in 1986. He said the sector had been hit by online shopping, Covid and Brexit, and the next 10 years would reveal whether shopping malls were “going to die”.
Is Metroland coming back?
Metroland ride gets rolling again – and North East fans can enjoy a free ride in DEVON. For around 20 years, it was the highlight of a trip to Gateshead Metrocentre for local children.
What replaced Metroland?
The Metroland roller coaster was later relocated to The Big Sheep, a farm-themed amusement park in Abbotsham, northern Devon. The ride entered operation in March 2016. The park offered a free ride to visitors from the north-east of England for a period after the ride’s opening.
When was Metroland built?
In the 1880s and 1890s it had done so with the Willesden Park Estate near Willesden Green station, and in the early 1900s it developed on land in Pinner, as well as planning the expansion of Wembley Park. In 1915 by the Metropolitan Railway’s publicity department had created the term Metro-land.
When did Metroland Gateshead close?
20th April 2008
On 20th April 2008, Metroland closed its doors for the last time.
Is Metro land still open?
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. Relive the theme park’s most memorable moments in our gallery of nostalgic photos from our archive.
Who now owns the Metrocentre?
Who now owns the Metro Centre?
Who owns the Metrocentre Gateshead?