Amusement Park closings 2006

Tuesday, November 14, 2006 1:05 PM
Gator, I'm just shocked it took till nearly the bottom of the first page before it was mentioned at all. :)

thrillerman, I agree about Cyclone. Except in my case it was like "What a nasty contraption. Wait let me find three more people so I can ride again." I was more worried the side of the car was going to fall off and take me with it (still belted in though).

I don't think the story w/WG is so much that there is no business as they can't find anyone interested in taking over the place.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006 2:02 PM
Yeah, if someone wanted to operate the park, I am pretty sure the business is there. I don't think the place was losing money, especially because they weren't spending money on things like paint, car padding, landscaping, etc.

The Cyclone... what an interesting ride... I'll leave it at that ;)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006 6:42 PM
The coaster in Jeepers - West Nyack, NY was relocated one floor down to an indoor FEC called Krazy City. Its on the third floor of the Palisades Center Mall.

You won't see me coming...

Tuesday, November 14, 2006 10:02 PM
rollergator's avatar ^ Does that count as two credits then? ;)

gator, imagining the craziest-looking rcdb entry (entries?) ever...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 12:59 PM

Rick_UK said:
American Adventure, UK


Are you sure? According to their web site the park is still open.

Thursday, November 16, 2006 1:38 PM
I thought that park closed years ago. But I might be thinking something else. I want to say the wood coaster was called the Texas Tornado or something along those (unexpected for a coaster in the U.K.) lines.
Thursday, November 16, 2006 2:23 PM
Your must be thinking of Frontierland Family Theme Park that was in Moracambe. They had a woodie called Texas Tornado that was demolished in 2000.
Friday, November 17, 2006 9:16 AM
Yeah, that's probably it. All I remember was how odd it was to hear of a coaster in the UK called the Texas Cyclone. And I remember the announcement of it being demolished, of course :(
Friday, November 17, 2006 6:28 PM
As far as the count of park closing for 2006, does anybody know where I could go to look for a more accurate number? I'm working on a project and I'd like to use that information, if I had it.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 10:52 PM
You can add Astroland Park to the list of park closings now. Although the Cyclone will remain, the park will close at the end of the 2007 season.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 1:32 PM
Though this isn't an Amusement Park, I'd thought I'd add it to the list since they had Tube Chutes.

ClearFork Ski resort in Butler Ohio is not opening this year and is up for sale.

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Thursday, December 28, 2006 1:23 PM
Add another park to the list of amusement park closings for 2006.

Pharoh's Lost Kingdom in Redlands, California has closed! They had two rollercoasters, The Run-A-Way Train and Screaming Mummy.

Very sad news as this makes 27 amusement parks that closed in 2006. Let's hope for a much better year in 2007!

Keep the small parks alive!
Thursday, December 28, 2006 3:15 PM
john peck's avatar ^ Wow! I just got off the phone with them, it turns out they are under new ownership and want to make the place more upscale with out the park. I guess they are holding on to the waterpark, though.

According to the operator, the rides are now gone.

Thursday, December 28, 2006 3:30 PM
When I visited SoCal in late August, I called Pharaoh's for operating hours. After talking with them for a few minutes, they did mention they were under new ownership so no surprises there. They also said that the coasters weren't in operation, so I had to ask why. Apparently after numerous complaints, they'd decided to replace the coasters with new ones for '07. Maybe that's no longer the case now. Does anyone have a link to an actual news article or is this just hearsay about the closure?

*** Edited 12/28/2006 8:31:02 PM UTC by thrillerman1***

I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!
Thursday, December 28, 2006 4:20 PM

Swoosh said:
Jeepers! - Olathe, KS closed as well. It has, however, since reopened as Zonko's

Swoosh, where is this place?

Fever I really enjoy the Simpsons. It's just a shame that I am starting to LOOK like Homer.
Thursday, December 28, 2006 5:28 PM
Zonkers, not Zonko's.

Friday, December 29, 2006 12:10 AM
Thanks Phantom!
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Saturday, December 30, 2006 10:59 AM
rollergator's avatar Pharaoh's = bummer. :(

Tried to get there on a few different Solace trips, to no avail. Wonder if the coasters will end up someplace where I can actually RIDE them? ;)

You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)


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