The former Canadian TV show Splatalot has been demolished however not before I had a chance to explore it! Filming began in 2010 at the rural set in Amaranth Township just outside Shemburne Ontario. Two seasons were filmed here before the set was mothballed.
Each episode started with 12 contestants who were attackers to the castle & it's gladiators known as Defenders. The contestants would have to avoid water cannons, giant axes & various other obstacles to eventually capture the crown.
Sometime in 2016 explorers discovered the mothballed set & a massive exodus took place in the province & beyond to explore this very unique location. Cars would line the street drawing major attention to the set forcing the township to hold the media company accountable for round the clock security. This was fairly effective however it didn't thwart trespassers. I spoke with a former security guard who told me that even in the dead of night he would see people sneaking through the thick forest to gain access to the set. He advised to call the police & not engage as often times they were drunk hooligans!
After endless headaches for local law enforcement the media company decided it was time to tear down the set at the end of 2018. Here are some behind the scenes photos of the demolition.
Now here is the full gallery from late 2016!