Americana Update

Tuesday, April 16, 2002 8:44 AM

There was an article about Americana in the paper today annoucning their reopening:

http://enquirer.com/editions/2002/04/16/loc_amusement_park_to.html

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David Bowers
Mayor, Coasterville

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Tuesday, April 16, 2002 9:01 AM
Thats a nice article!

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Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone

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Tuesday, April 16, 2002 12:31 PM

Americana was southeast Ohio's premier corporate picnic park, hosting several hundred outings per year. This fact alone says somethign about the park's reputation that the locals enjoy.

Are they still keeping Demolition Derby and that Olympic sized swimming pool? I hope they hire that crazy lady to operate the Galleon again, she always made the rides longeer if you screamed.

By the way, who is running Americana now? Is it stil owned by Cincinnati's Coney Island?

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Tuesday, April 16, 2002 1:48 PM

Vertigo said:

Americana was southeast Ohio's premier corporate picnic park, hosting several hundred outings per year. This fact alone says somethign about the park's reputation that the locals enjoy.

Are they still keeping Demolition Derby and that Olympic sized swimming pool? I hope they hire that crazy lady to operate the Galleon again, she always made the rides longeer if you screamed.

By the way, who is running Americana now? Is it stil owned by Cincinnati's Coney Island?



I think the pool is still there, The Dodgem Building has been taken down. Rumor is they are going to use the building for the carousel.

The land is owned by Jerry Couch of Couch Campers, Tom Pugh has leased the operations with a option to buy third year. Tom is adding about 6-8 new rides.

Screechin Eagle is recieving a modification of somekind and has new track on the first drop and whole second hill.

Of the rides added, Zipper (Seen with own eyes), Gallion Trailer model seen with own eyes), Tip Top, A spinning tea cup ride with a twist, The whole platform pops up a couple times durring the ride and if you are near the top when it happens you get a pop of airtime :), A funhouse of some type. Serpent running with more than one train :)

Chuck, who can't wait :)

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Charles Nungester
Americana (Now called The great americana amusement park at Lesourdsville Lake) is opening in 2002. Indivdual visits are very improtant to the parks survival.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2002 3:41 PM
Cool I'm heading to Ohio after Memorial Day (Cedar Point, SFWOA, Paramount King's Island, SF Kentucky Kingdom) so I'm definately going to add it to my plans
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Tuesday, April 16, 2002 4:19 PM
I agree its always good see a small park being kept alive. I hope that they can keep it going. Sounds like a park I may have to visit on my way to PKI. :)
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Tuesday, April 16, 2002 5:44 PM

Don't forget the little park in West Virginia called Camden Park. That's a small park in the area and has 2 old wooden coasters (1 adult coaster and one small wood coaster). Please make some time to visit this small park when some of you hit Americana. I know I will. I don't want that park to end up on the edge, like where Whalom Park is now.

Enjoy all the small parks.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2002 5:44 PM

coasterbob34 said:
Cool I'm heading to Ohio after Memorial Day (Cedar Point, SFWOA, Paramount King's Island, SF Kentucky Kingdom) so I'm definately going to add it to my plans


I don't know how true it is but the Parks email response mentions operating days as Thurs-Sunday only

Chuck

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Charles Nungester
Americana (Now called The great americana amusement park at Lesourdsville Lake) is opening in 2002. Indivdual visits are very improtant to the parks survival.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 2:36 AM

There has been further news released to the media on Lesourdsville Lake:

http://enquirer.com/editions/2002/04/17/loc_old_americana_adding.html

10 new rides, $3 million investment, family friendly pricing, Park managed by Pugh Shows, Tom Pugh,, President has leased the park from Mr. Couch.

They are now hiring, if anyone here needs an amusement park job.

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David Bowers
Mayor, Coasterville

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 6:18 AM
Interesting that Tom is still using his old corporate name. Pugh Shows assets were auctioned off by Norton last month.Either somebody didn't get their info straight,or the courts allowed him to keep the corp. name.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 6:28 AM
I am wondering if those hours would be lightened to remain open on Memorial day.
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