Mexico lands

ARIBA! The oldAmerican Adventure theme park in Shipley gets a grand opening here in a very Mexican way.

Our archives tell us this snap shows Samuel Magdaleno opening the park’s new ‘Mexico land’, on Monday, May 6, 1991.

We are not sure who Mr Magdaleno was – but it is clear to see why he was chosen to open the themed section of the park.

American Adventure sadly closed in 2007 with the rides sold off to various bidders. It originally opened in aWild West theme and was at one point home to the UK’s favourite rollercoster, the Missile.