Toyland Tours closed during 2005 in order to receive a retheme and an extension which saw the ride transformed into a magical tour of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Take a look back at the construction of this family favourite ride based on the well known story by Roald Dahl.

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The old exterior of Toyland Tours is now well on its way to being removed.

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The old entrance to Toyland Tours, now stripped of its signage.

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The Toyland Tours elephant looks on mournfully, knowing that it too will soon be leaving the Towers.

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The cherry picker which has been used to strip the facade off Toyland Tours.

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The construction walls around the ride advertising the new attraction.

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Men at work stripping off the old Toyland Tours exterior. The brickwork facade of Doom and Sons can also be seen emerging from under the theming.

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Around the front another old ride emerges. The turrets and entry sign for Around the World in 80 Days are now clear to see.

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More demolition and a fetching green tarpaulin.

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Demolition continues at a pace, with whole facades now disappearing.

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The theming objects have been removed.