Spanish City Amusement Park

Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom

Defunct, Operated from ≤ to

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Defunct Roller Coasters: 6

NameTypeDesignScaleOpenedClosed
CycloneSteelSit DownThrill
Bo-BoSteelSit Down
CorkscrewSteelSit DownExtreme - -
Figure Eight RailwayWoodSit Down
Social WhirlWoodSit Down
Virginia ReelWoodSit Downs

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Former namesPleasure Gardens (≤ to )

History

Designed by Robert Burns Dick who was also the architect for Newcastle's Laing Art Gallery. The domed Empress Ballroom served as the entrance to the park and considered a trade mark of the town. The ballroom is the only remains of Spanish City today. Marine Park First School and a non-ride park now occupy much of the Spanish City site.

Owner / Operator

Mentioned in the 1981 Dire Straits song 'Tunnel of Love' - "Girl it looks so pretty to me like it always did. Like the Spanish City to me when we were kids".

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