Amusement Park/ Rollercoaster Flags

Thursday, March 27, 2003 4:59 PM

With 'rollerocaster' season quickly coming, an interesting thought occured to me. I, like many in my neighborhood, fly decorative flags at times to celebrate holidays, or just to add color and motion.

I am curious if anybody has any leads on rollercoaster, carnival, or amusement park related decorative flags. I tried a websearch, which came up empty handed which does not surprise me for such a niche market product.

(To head off the comment I see coming, yes I do have multiple flagpoles...)

David Bowers
Mayor, Coasterville

Thursday, March 27, 2003 5:48 PM
Maybe you can talk to CP about getting your hands on their little flag type things found throughout the main midway.

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Thursday, March 27, 2003 5:56 PM
I know Holiday World usually puts a flag or two up for auction at SRM from Raven or Legend.

Charles Nungester.
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Friday, March 28, 2003 2:33 PM
Maybe you could get The Racer anniversary flags from Kennywood with the two sperm-like creatures. That'll get the neighbors talking:)
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Friday, March 28, 2003 3:23 PM
Cp won't let them go.. Trust me.. although some people have managed to find some here and there.

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Friday, March 28, 2003 6:40 PM
Dave: What you need is a friend who is into QUILTING to make a flag for you!

Hmmm...I can just see the new workshop offered as a coaster event for making banners and flags.....

Eh, maybe not. :)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Friday, March 28, 2003 7:28 PM
Well, you could fly the flags of France (the old fleur'de'lis), Spain, Mexico, Texas, the Confederacy, and the U.S. Those were the original "Six Flags!!" ;)

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Saturday, March 29, 2003 5:30 AM
Believe it or not, I've actually got quite a collection of these things now.

The best place IMO to go find them is at Antique stores. In Ohio it's pretty easy to find old and some new coaster related things (due to all the MANY parks Ohio had at one point.) I have found many different flags of shapes and sizes doing that...not to mention some other cool things.

Another way I have gathered things is find someone inside the park you know, and on closing weekends most parks get rid of a TON of things. I have gathered some neat stuff from some PA and Ohio parks going on their last days or during the last week days (when their closed and cleaning up).

Like Dave said...sometimes it just might be easier to make one though :) Good luck!

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