Americana to open in June!

Thursday, March 14, 2002 11:28 AM

I would say this information is very reliable and the following is what occured to me today.

I stopped by Americana today after working overtime.

I said to myself what the heck as there are people working on the new building for Couches Campers and I walked over. (I figured It's better than looking suspicious just to walk right up and ask)

A guy ask me If he can help me.

Me: Sorry to interrupt you guys, Can I ask a couple questions about the park.

Guy: Sure!

Me: Will the park open this season? (As I am asking this I notice three guys working on Screechin' Eagles Second hill!)

Guy: "The park opens in June, We hope to have camper sales open in May. We start taking applications for the park next month" (April)

My mind went blank people, This is the greatest news to me and If I had actually expected to talk to somebody I would have asked more questions like opening date ect but politely, I Thanked him very much and again apologized for bothering them.

I would like to add that I seen forklifts running up and down the lakeside area, Three guys working on Screechin' Eagle and even a guy on THE SERPENT. Another tub has been hung on the flyers and there is work going on in the roof area of the Dodgem ride.

Charles Nungester


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Charles Nungester
167 coasters and hopes to be over 200 by the end of 2002 :)

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 11:30 AM

Wow. I hope that's true. That's really rad.

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"He's blazin' away like the stars in the universe.." A. Vega + M. Rev "Ghostrider"

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 11:34 AM
Thanks, Chuck. Fingers, eyes, and toes crossed here to hope that it happens.

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2002 - the year of LoCoSuMo!!

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 11:34 AM
Great!!!!!!! I'll be there opening day!

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It's his turn to feast, when you ride the Son of Beast.

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 11:42 AM
I'll definitely be going this year. I've seen a ton of pictures and heard a lot of great things about this park and I've always wanted to go but it's been closed.

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I can't think of a good signature.

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 12:25 PM

Yes!

Chares you rock for taking the time to make every wooden coaster fan's day!

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Off with the trims!
My fellow Americans; Let's Roll!
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Thursday, March 14, 2002 12:28 PM
I have not heard the word "RAD" used in along time there Chris! But anyway, this is great news!
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Thursday, March 14, 2002 12:32 PM
Charles, thank you so much for going out of your way to bring us this info. This is truly the best news I have heard this year, and I just hope that opening day will not be during Coastermania or Timbersfest weekends!
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Brad Sherman
Don't.....look.....back! The Headless Horseman awaits you in 2002!
Model coasters and rides
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Thursday, March 14, 2002 12:36 PM

Oh, I could turn out to be the heel of the century!

Chuck, who says, A person telling him at the park that they were opening in june, People working on the woodie, Evidence of other rides being worked on and assembled.is about as close as official as we can get. until a newspaper or something visits.

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Charles Nungester
167 coasters and hopes to be over 200 by the end of 2002 :)

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 12:37 PM

Yeah, I know how to date myself. I have a lot of skater friends.

Let me fix it for 2002: That's dope.

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"He's blazin' away like the stars in the universe.." A. Vega + M. Rev "Ghostrider"

*** This post was edited by chris on 3/14/2002. ***

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 12:40 PM
LOL!
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Brad Sherman
Don't.....look.....back! The Headless Horseman awaits you in 2002!
Model coasters and rides
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Thursday, March 14, 2002 12:54 PM
OH BABY!

Now they need to get that place advertised as soon as they can!

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 1:24 PM

Todd Long had an idea last year that would help bring the park and coaster enthusiasts [possibly ACE] some good press *and* be a chance to do something good for the community: bringing under-privaledged or inner-city kids to Americana. Obviously there a lot of legal issues to deal with but I think its something we should at least look into. Still, think of the smiles on those kids faces....

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2002 - the year of LoCoSuMo!!

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 8:55 PM
Publicity is something that park desperatly needs...especially now. There are soooooo many folks out there who never heard of it.
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Friday, March 15, 2002 1:00 PM
My mom worked there as a teen when it was called LeSourdsville Lake so if it is open, I bet I can get her to stop there when we go to Ohio this summer. That would be awesome because Screechin' Eagle is built by John A. Miller and it will be the oldest coaster I have ridden (unless I get to Leap the Dips first).

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In the land of the rising sun a new monster is eating babies...slowly.

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Friday, March 15, 2002 1:00 PM
...hopeful that it's early enough in June to get onto the SRM trip...how DO I get this much time off?
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Saturday, March 16, 2002 7:58 AM

I really hope this little park (if it indeed opens) has what it takes to make it. A 1924 John Miller coaster is too good of a thing to go to waste. The Ohio park market is not exactly the best for the little guys to succeed, though. Let's hope Mr. Couch goes after a company picnic strategy that has kept parks like Stricker's Grove and even Kennywood (to some degree) alive for so long.

That said, I sure hope the park's open by June 10th. If I am able to make CoasterbuzzCon, this will be a nice side trip on the way home.

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"I'm just trying to find a decent melody...A song that I can sing in my own company."
- U2 - "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of"

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