Remember MGM’s 1990s theme park?

A pirate-show attraction at MGM Grand Adventures, 1993.
Photo: Ed Andrieski / AP

It opened in 1993 and closed less than 10 years later. It felt smallish at 33 acres, was poorly themed and had underwhelming rides. (Its marquee roller coaster, the Lightning Bolt, topped out at a poky 35 MPH.) Yet some locals fondly remember MGM Grand Adventures, largely due to its Halloween transformation (into a haunted “Scream Park”) and its giant swing ride (Skyscreamer). Today, Topgolf and a convention space stand on the site of its hubris.

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