Then, I saw what I was looking for, a piece of wood that was of a faded yellow orange color. It was a piece from Schmeck's Wildcat.
Most of the wood from the coasters was rotten, and was not easy to find, since the coasters were demolished in July of 2001. But the only thing fully in tact was a waiting area for the train.
Also you could see idora.org spray painted on some brick walls.
So, after stepping on a nail and considering that I was not appropriately dressed for a hike, and seeing tow other people walking a dog, I decided that it was time to leave.
Today, Idora is rotting wood, a crumbling midway, and a thick forest of weeds. This is Youngstown today, Idora in the 1950's was the Youngstown of the past. Considering that there is not a no trespassing anywhere on the entire Idora property everyone in Youngstown should have the chance to relive the past at Idora Park.
Sounds like it's in worse condition than Chippewa Lake.
Yeah, I don't have a sign in front of my house either. Do you think it's OK to come into my back yard? Don't be a moron.
Cedar Point Junkie 2007 said:
Considering that there is not a no trespassing anywhere on the entire Idora property everyone in Youngstown should have the chance to relive the past at Idora Park.
At one time a church was said to be purchasing the property, other times there was talk of resurrecting the park, etc.
My fondest memories are of my grandfather and I discussing rollercoasters (he was so jealous that I had a job where I drove under Magnum every day) and he would tell me about his endless summers at Idora.
I never had the chance to visit Idora when it was open but I feel like I walked those midways with him.
Walt Schmidt - Co-Publisher, PointBuzz
The Wildcat is definately in my top 10 of all time,one mean coaster,one of the few I couldnt ride twice in a row.
Was there right after it was tore down,got a nice section of catwalk from it. :)
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