An SBNO coney island?

Sunday, September 23, 2001 8:05 AM
a part of steeplechase still there?

http://www.modern-ruins.com/ruins/coney/index.html

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G.Bush:We will find those who did it, smoke them out of their holes, get them running, and bring them to justice.
I pray that I will never see a Six Flags Conneaut Lake

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Sunday, September 23, 2001 8:37 AM
It doesn't say when this article was written, but the Steeple chase site is a vacant lot and the Thunderbolt was torn down by the city not too long ago. The latter was the last SBNO coaster on the Island. Somebody was trying to rebuild Steeplechase but has not met with any success.
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Sunday, September 23, 2001 9:16 AM
The parachute jump is still there, right? What about the other old flat rides in the picture? (and monorail?)
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G.Bush:We will find those who did it, smoke them out of their holes, get them running, and bring them to justice.
I pray that I will never see a Six Flags Conneaut Lake
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Sunday, September 23, 2001 12:38 PM
When I was at Coney a few weeks ago, there was a fenced in area behind Nathan's (to the south of the Jumbo Jet) and there looked to be the remains of quite a few flat rides, although I didn't walk over to take a look.  I'm not sure if this was once another CI park that was closed, or if the land is something of a boneyard for Astroland or one of the other amusement areas.

As for Steeplechase, all that is left is now the SBNO Parachute Tower.  I believe it was restored and is now a National Historic Landmark so it cannot be destroyed.  As for the Thunderbolt, R.I.P.

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Sunday, September 23, 2001 12:41 PM
Actually, after taking another look at the photos on that website, I realize that those rides are standing on land which is now the new minor league baseball stadium, home of the Cyclones team.  I'm not sure of exactly when construction on the stadium had begun, but I'm sure that land clearing began many years ago.
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Sunday, September 23, 2001 2:22 PM
yea iw as baout to say the same i think that land where the rides are in those pictures is where the new satdium stands.But its so sad to see those pictures of what once stood.i think dose pictures might be alittle outdated becuase he has one on where hes under the baordwalk and you cant go under there anymore becuase they filled it up with sand so no one can go under it. Why? im sure there are 101 reasons and then some.
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Sunday, September 23, 2001 9:45 PM
I can think of one reason :)

Seriously, it is sad to see what Coney Island used to be, and what it is now.  Still, we do have the Cyclone, the Wonder Wheel, Nathan's, and what I believe what could still be a huge amusement destination if serious money was invested in the right places.  Ah, to dream...

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