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01/29/10 at 07:04pm in Threadneedle Faire (England) (Latest Edit: 02/02/14 at 06:39pm by Zachary.)
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Here are some photos of Hastings and Threadneedle Faire. Smiling It took some searching online, but a few folks had their old pictures uploaded.                    

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01/29/10 at 07:51pm in Threadneedle Faire (England) (Latest Edit: 01/29/10 at 07:52pm by chris.kobelt.)
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Those are so cool. Grinning So when they remodeled it for Ireland they didn't have to do much construction, in fact some of it was destruction, right? Because the entrance way is the same except part of the tops of the entrance are crumbled and destroyed and have plants coming out of them, same way for the rest of the place. I'm gonna search for some pics now.
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01/29/10 at 11:09pm in Threadneedle Faire (England)
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Awesome pics Nora!

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01/29/10 at 11:43pm in Threadneedle Faire (England) (Latest Edit: 01/30/10 at 11:03am by chris.kobelt.)
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Yea I'm trying to look for anything I can find and try to build this post because I don't think the younger generation can tell a lot about how cool this place probably was.

Here is a Picture walking from Scotland to Hastings, England. I know it's not very big, but it is something. You can tell this picture is old because the stables the horses are in, the white plastic fence isn't there, it's just a real wood fence.

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Here is a video of 'The Dark Tower'. It was a Howl-O-Scream maze when Hasting was there. Can you tell where this maze was?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdrK0wIAZPI

Here is a show from when Hastings was there right before they turned it into Ireland called Rockin' the Boat. The theater looks very different. This is just 1 out of 3 parts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs8KQyqRHyw
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01/30/10 at 09:43am in Threadneedle Faire (England)
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I am sad that we missed that era Frowning My wife and I were real Ren Faire geeks back in the day. We would have loved Hastings.
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02/01/10 at 06:47pm in Threadneedle Faire (England)
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Wow, The Dark Tower must had been right before the switchover to Ireland, because they have the Corkscrew Hill cavern walls as part of it.
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02/01/10 at 08:52pm in Threadneedle Faire (England)
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yea, I never thought of that but ur right. wow, cool. I guess it would make sense because Hos is at the end of the year and I'm sure they had a lot of work to do and that just was 1 last thing to work on, plus it's walls fit into the HoS theme of scary.
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02/01/10 at 10:54pm in Threadneedle Faire (England)
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(02/01/10 06:47pm)Wings Wrote:  Wow, The Dark Tower must had been right before the switchover to Ireland, because they have the Corkscrew Hill cavern walls as part of it.

The queue line has been like that since Questor. Questor was one of my favorite rides ever, I don't recall what was there prior to Questor though. Nora, do you remember what was there?

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02/01/10 at 10:58pm in Threadneedle Faire (England)
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Oh I did always thought the tunnel was just decorated for Corkscrew Hill. What was Questor about?
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02/01/10 at 11:01pm in Threadneedle Faire (England) (Latest Edit: 02/01/10 at 11:03pm by Chris.)
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This is footage of the ride after it was moved to Tampa. You can see just how long ago it was in Williamsburg since this video is from 1994.


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This ride was so awesome... "Jurbs", classic.

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02/01/10 at 11:15pm in Threadneedle Faire (England) (Latest Edit: 02/01/10 at 11:20pm by chris.kobelt.)
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This video is from the same year I was born! I suppose the rocky walls match the ride since your travelling through Earth and with CSH you are going into a little hole I think? So I think they might get rid of the rocky walls, or they will keep them. Either way I think the walls were great theming for CSH and Questor and Cavern of Darkness. Rocky walls can do wonders.
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02/02/10 at 08:04pm in Threadneedle Faire (England) (Latest Edit: 02/02/10 at 08:05pm by Fur Dozy.)
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I have few memories of hastings, and the like, but they are all good. My most clear memories are of the petting Zoo. Ahhh, Goats ramming you in the rear, Giant turtles, exotic birds, much better than the SS forest of consumerism.
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02/03/10 at 01:46pm in Threadneedle Faire (England)
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If you look closely at the rock walls, you can still see faded drawings on them. Those drawings originated from Questor, and were made by Alwyn (the elf guy in the beginning of the video). As far as I can recall, they were the supposed blue-prints for his inventions.

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02/04/10 at 12:33am in Threadneedle Faire (England)
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(02/01/10 11:01pm)Chris Wrote:  This is footage of the ride after it was moved to Tampa. You can see just how long ago it was in Williamsburg since this video is from 1994.

This ride was so awesome... "Jurbs", classic.

Chris,

I am not sure if you are a big South Park fan or not, but I have to say in response to "jurbs":

"Dey took our jobs!" Dey tuk er jurbs!" "Dey turk mah jurrrb!" "Derka der!".

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03/15/10 at 10:08pm in Threadneedle Faire (England)
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Here is a cool photo from the souvenir book (1984 I think)

Notice in the small image there is that stupid game that was near impossible that you had to climb up a ladder that swiveled 360 degrees and ring a bell to win.

Don't forget if you lost, you still got a wooden coin called a "A-Round-To'it" Cute. Because eventually you will get around to it and win next time.


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