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11/14/13 at 08:35pm in Hastings (England)
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^That's very true that it's rare to find photos inside Hastings. I think Hastings had a very "magical" charm about it. I find it amazing that Ireland, when it originally opened highlighted that "magical" charm of that hamlet even more. I think it would be awesome if they could bring back Questor, even though it doesn't fit in Ireland very well, neither does Europe in the Air. And for that matter, Questor didn't fit Hastings perfectly, but it was a good ride.

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11/15/13 at 04:05pm in Hastings (England)
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Nora: Thank you for posting that recollection on the shadow room and fun house. I have vague childhood memories of the shadow room, and I thought it was at BGW, but could never figure out where it must have been, wondering instead if it was KD. Problem solved. Do you have any pics of the fun house?

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11/16/13 at 06:34pm in Hastings (England) (Latest Edit: 11/16/13 at 06:34pm by Applesauce.)
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(11/14/13 08:35pm)CastleOSullivan Wrote:  Questor didn't fit Hastings perfectly,
Which is probably why they gave up Questor and put in King Arthur's Challenge.

I'm still waiting for the day a video appears with King Arthur's Challenge. I barely remember it, but it was my favorite ride as a kid. It was most likely terrible, but I'd still love to refresh my memory of it.
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05/08/15 at 09:23am in Hastings (England)
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05/12/17 at 02:57pm in Hastings (England)
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Does anyone recall the name of the magic shop before it was Pot O' Gold?  One of the best themed shops in any park, IMO.

[This is tangential to the Laboratory, but technically not part of the show.  Apologies if this should be on another thread]

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05/12/17 at 03:25pm in Hastings (England) (Latest Edit: 05/12/17 at 03:34pm by BGW Family.)
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Wizard Works. Others before the buildings were reconfigured were likely King's Menagerie Toy Shop, Jester's Sport, The Room of Recollections and Illusions or Recollections and Shadow Room, and Frippery and Frillery. I'd have to check old maps to be sure.

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05/12/17 at 09:50pm in Hastings (England)
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Wizard Works, of course! How did I ever forget that? :-)

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05/13/17 at 04:31pm in Hastings (England)
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I would love to have a rundown of how the theming of The Catapult changed over time. Does anyone remember it well enough?

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05/14/17 at 04:30am in Hastings (England)
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it has been in 4 locations as I recall. Hastings, Festa, Germany, and now France.

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05/14/17 at 07:17pm in Hastings (England) (Latest Edit: 05/14/17 at 07:34pm by CastleOSullivan.)
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I'm actually talking about the theming on the ride itself while it was in Hastings. For example, apparently they started with little to no theming, one time it had a Bayeux Tapestry replica (I think). Then, it gradually became themed to a medieval battle, which is pictured somewhere on this site.

How did they convert it to the theater that exists there today? I have heard some say that it was originally a flat building inside. Did guests enter straight to the ride platform or were the stairs that lead to the back of the theater already there?

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