Exploring Abandoned Splatalot Game Show Set | Where is Splatalot
The Abandoned Splatalot Game Show Set was the site of a hilarious medieval-themed physical game show geared to the tween audience, featuring an extreme obstacle course with heaps and loads of splats and spills. Each episode features a different group of thrill-seeking teen contestants, dubbed Attackers, competing in three hilarious rounds: Cross the Moat, Escape the Stockade, and Capture the Crown. The Defenders of Splatalot, an international squad of medieval-themed gladiators, do their best to protect the castle from the Attackers – leaving only one to be crowned King or Queen of Splatalot.
The filming of Splatalot began in Amaranth Ontario back in September of 2010. The show, which was aired on YTV, ABC Australia, the BBC in England as well as Disney TV and Nickelodeon in the United States, lasted two seasons.
Each episode featured 12 contestants, known as the Attackers, facing off against gladiators, the Defenders of Splatalot, over three stages — cross the moat, escaping the stockades and finally, capturing the crown.
However, the castle’s spinning mace wheel, giant foam axes, water engulfed floor, water guns and walls are now a shell of what they once were as the show stopped filming in 2015 leaving the set vacant and open to the elements, also very visible to curious passers by on the local road way.
Once word got out that this location was abandoned it VERY quickly became an exploring hotspot and it very quickly got the attention of local authorities, locals and property owners. Some explorers were served with legal papers demanding that the footage online be removed or else face harsh legal consequences. However, over the years none of this has stopped explorers and instagramers from making the drive to Amaranth to see this sight for themselves. The location became so popular that of you search on google it will auto populate “Where is Splatalot”
Marble Media, the company that owns the show and the property were hopeful for a 2018 reboot of the popular show however recent news states that this will not be happening and Splatalot will soon be demolished.
RiddimRyder and I explored the Splatalot set in 2016 on a very cold and rainy day. We opted to park far from the site and take a very long and annoying hike in through the woods, after getting lost and losing my sense of direction, i finally joined RiddimRyder at the set for a very underwhelming experience at a location that did very little to interest me.
I did state earlier that I was none too impressed with this location and RiddimRyder and i did explore this one under protest…we were in the area so we decided to make a stop and see it. Not only were we entirely underwhelmed by all the hooplah surrounding this place, I also got lost AND it started pouring rain while we were there. So, I channeled my inner Ai Weiwei and flipped off the location for some final shots before we left.