Sunday, November 12, 2006 11:07 AM
Here is an alphabetical list of all the Amusement Park closings for 2006....
Adventure City, Anaheim, CA
City of Miami PBA, Miami, FL
Dover Lake, Sagamore Hills, OH
Dowdy's, Nags Head, NC
Erieview Park, Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH
Family Funland, Farmington, NM
High Hopes Orchard, Westmoreland, NH
House of Kicks, Chicago, IL
Jeepers!, Roseville, MI
Jeepers!, Concord, NC
Jeepers!, West Nyack, NY
Libertyland, Memphis, TN
Magic Golf-Biloxi Beach Amusement Park, Biloxi, MS
Myrtle Beach Grand Prix, North Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Pavillion, Myrtle Beach, SC
Nellie Bly Park, Brooklyn, NY
Pocono Play Park, Bartonsville, PA
Rainbow Valley, Cavendish, Canada
Santa's Village, East Dundee, IL
Six Flags Astroworld, Houston, TX
Six Flags New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Steel Pier, Atlantic City, NJ
Western Playland, El Paso, TX
Williams Grove, Mechanicsburg, PA
Zoomers Family Amusement Park, Ft. Myers, FL
25 Amusement Parks and 48 Rollercoasters closed in 2006!
If anybody has any additions or corrections, please post your reply! *** Edited 11/12/2006 4:09:44 PM UTC by pete-3*** *** Edited 11/12/2006 4:12:53 PM UTC by pete-3***
Sunday, November 12, 2006 11:54 AM
No pparks near me closed except for Adventure City, Anaheim, CA.
But that place was kind of a dump.;)
Sunday, November 12, 2006 12:02 PM
Jeepers-Concord? What happened
Sunday, November 12, 2006 12:08 PM
Is it certain that Adventure City is closed? I was just there about 2 months ago, and it didn't look like it was closing. In fact it was a fairly busy looking day for them. The park's website is still up and lists operations through December.
Sunday, November 12, 2006 12:34 PM
I was at Adventure City in April and according to them, it was still unclear whether or not they were in fact going to close.
Adventure City is NO dump, either.
Sunday, November 12, 2006 12:46 PM
I thought Adventure City was a nice stop from the busyness of Knott's that day. Their mouse was a lot of fun, and I loved looking at all the interesting collectables that all the shops offered.
Sunday, November 12, 2006 1:02 PM
I didn't think AC was a dump either. It was pretty cool for a mostly children's park. I <3 the free roaming giant tortoise.
Sunday, November 12, 2006 1:20 PM
Nara Dreamland to name one in Japan.
Also SFNO isn't officially dead. Mayor Nagin has the contractual option of forcing them to reopen. It's certainly unlikely, but it's an option nonetheless.
It sure does suck to see the Pavillion there, with a bunch of dumps like that. Such wasted potential. *** Edited 11/12/2006 6:21:19 PM UTC by Vincent Greene***
Sunday, November 12, 2006 3:13 PM
Indeed - you've listed the parks that closed in the United States. The following are some that closed elsewhere.
- Cidade de Crainca (Brazil)
- Kobe Portopialand (Japan) - Nara Dreamland (Japan) - Pleasureland Southport (England)
*** Edited 11/12/2006 8:13:18 PM UTC by Richard Bannister***
Sunday, November 12, 2006 4:37 PM
Umm... Astroworld was 2005, and SFNO isn't a 100% done deal yet.
Sunday, November 12, 2006 5:56 PM
Fortunately, some of the rollercoasters are being located to other parks. Libertyland is one example. Revolution is going to DelGrossos and it appears that Zippin Pippin is headed to North Carolina. Many of those kiddie coasters are easy to move and will find a home with a carnival, at an FEC, or at another amusement park.
The saddest loss in 2006 had to be the Texas Cyclone. Once regarded as one of the best coasters around, it couldn't be relocated because of code restrictions. The ride had inadequate clearances which presented potential safety hazards if bigger riders stuck their arms out too far. On a brighter note, several of SFAWs other coasters did find new homes or will in the future.
Sunday, November 12, 2006 7:56 PM
Jeepers! - Olathe, KS closed as well. It has, however, since reopened as Zonko's
Sunday, November 12, 2006 11:06 PM
Overseas, you can add Tatilya (Antalia, Turkey) to the list. Or did that one close in '05?
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Sunday, November 12, 2006 11:33 PM
Conversely, did any new parks open this season? I can't think of any off hand.
Also, Gun Town Mountain closed in Kentucky this year.
Sunday, November 12, 2006 11:43 PM
In response to Ensign's post, I know of one in Bayville, NY in Long Island. I debuted this year as Bayville Scream Park for Halloween, but for Spring next year it will be Bayville Adventure Park.
Sunday, November 12, 2006 11:45 PM
Joyrides in Denver is closing and selling all their equipment....
..and I thought there was a second Jersey shore pier/park that was closing... :-/
Monday, November 13, 2006 12:54 AM
Wow. I've lived in Denver all my life and have never heard of Joyrides.
Monday, November 13, 2006 2:20 AM
Unfortunately,we might be adding Bells amusement park out of Tulsa to that list. :(
Monday, November 13, 2006 9:25 AM
I thought Adventure City was great for what it was. That mouse was a lot of fun and I hope the park opts to stay open. I agree it was a nice stop on the way to Knott's.
Monday, November 13, 2006 9:52 AM
Western Playland didn't close, the bulk of the park (including two coasters) moved a couple of miles across the border to New Mexico. A few small rides and the go-carts remain in El Paso to fulfill a contract with the county that will expire in 2014.