As Gulliver's Valley theme park gets set for South Yorkshire, can you remember days out at the American Adventure? - PICTURES

The Missile was one of the park's most popular rides.
The Missile was one of the park's most popular rides.

With the new £37 million Gulliver's Valley theme park set to come to South Yorkshire, can you remember the American Adventure, the region's other popular thrill day out?

Councillors yesterday approved the exciting plan for the former colliery near Rotherham, reviving memories of days out at the American Adventure, a popular destination for generations of South Yorkshire children.

The American Adventure was open for 20 years.

The American Adventure was open for 20 years.

It is ten years this year since the American Adventure announced it was closing down.

Thousands of local families and children visited the park in its heyday - enjoying a host of rides and attractions which made it an ideal day out when you were growing up.

We've dipped back into our archives to find some pictures and video of the Derbyshire park which opened to huge fanfares and massive crowds in the summer of 1987.

For twenty years, visitors enjoyed a string of white-knuckle rides at the park near Shipley, Ilkeston before in January 2007, it was announced that the American Adventure wouldn't be returning for that summer season.

The park closed in 2007.

The park closed in 2007.

After its closure, the site fell into dereliction but in 2015 plans to build more than 300 homes and businesses on the site were given the green light. Here's a pictorial reminder of the American dream...

The Yankee Clipper pirate ship.

The Yankee Clipper pirate ship.

The Missile rollercoaster.

The Missile rollercoaster.

The American Adventure played on its Wild West theme.

The American Adventure played on its Wild West theme.

The log flume ride.

The log flume ride.

American Adventure first opened in 1987.

American Adventure first opened in 1987.

Thousands of children visited the park in its heyday.

Thousands of children visited the park in its heyday.

How many times did you get drenched on here?

How many times did you get drenched on here?