Can you remember going to the American Adventure theme park? RETRO PICTURE GALLERY

For thousands of kids growing up in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and beyond in the 80s and 90s it was the ultimate day out – a trip to the American Adventure theme park.

By Darren Burke
Tuesday, 21 May, 2019, 10:35
May 1991 and Mexicoland opens at the American Adventure.

The thrills and spills from the much-loved visitor attraction may have ended a long time ago, but take a trip down memory lane to those fun days out with our retro picture gallery!

The entrance to the American Adventure Theme Park.
Can you remember going on the Nightmare Niagara ride?
American Adventure - The Missile
The American Adventure boasted plenty of thrill rides.
May 1991 at The American Adventure theme park
Chesterfield FC's Chris Beaumont and Sean Dyche, now Burnley manager, cut the tape to officially open American Adventure.
The American Adventure played on its Wild West theme.
As well as rides, the American Adventure theme park also hosted Americana themed shows.
The park takes shape in 1985.
February 1989 at the American Adventure theme park
The Missile was a popular ride.

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The log flume ride.
Boxing legend Henry Cooper was among the visitors.
The American Adventure was open for 20 years.
American Adventure theme park
Remember riding the Missile?
A group of visitors prepare to brave the balloon ride.
Santa arriving at Pioneer Playland, December 1990.
Sheffield newsboys ready for their trip to the American Adventure Theme Park, September 8, 1990
The park was a much loved family day out.
Do you remember days out at the American Adventure?
The rapids ride.