This article is about a subject in the real world.
Information in this article is about real-life people, companies, and objects, and does not relate to the in-universe Sonic series.
This page contains content from this article from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, and is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0.
When rewriting sections, remember to adhere to our Manual of Style.

The park's logo

SegaWorld London was a SegaWorld theme park opened at the Trocadero in London, England's Piccadilly Circus. This theme park kicked off at the height of its mascot Sonic the Hedgehog's popularity on 7 September 1996. It featured a number of indoor rides, coin-op arcade machines and a Sega merchandise shop.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic Beachball

Promotional art of Sonic.

SegaWorld London was heavily promoted in the UK's Sonic the Comic. Objects relating to Sonic the Hedgehog could be seen all over the theme park, ranging from merchandise, to statues of the blue hedgehog himself and a costumed Sonic character being seen wandering around the park.


SegaWorld London (which had started to become a loss-making venture) eventually closed and was taken over by a new management which renamed the establishment "Funland", another arcade. The arcade housed some Sega games, but not as many as its SegaWorld predecessor. The building was not refurbished, with many indoor fixtures remaining, providing clues of what used to be there. The main entrance (known as the "Rocket Escalator") was not taken down, and simply blocked off with a vending machine (though as of May 2011, it was finally taken down). In July 2011, Funland was closed due to ongoing disputes between the owner and landlord, although the amusement park moved elsewhere from the Trocadero. The fate of the SegaWorld part of the Trocadero is unknown, although there have been rumors of plans to convert the Trocadero into a pod hotel.


Segaworld Trocadero '96 Promo Video

Segaworld Trocadero '96 Promo Video

Sega World, London 1996

Sega World, London 1996

See also

External links

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.