Wednesday, June 30, 2004 10:29 AM
Just got back from my Gulf-Coaster trip and had a pretty good time.
Anyways, one of my stops was Gulf Shores Amusement park, which is right off of 59. According to the manager, this is the last season for the park. GSAP has several kiddie rides including a Shiff portible coaster and a Miner Mike. (They removed their Zamplerla Dragon 3 years ago) The parks major rides include an Eli 12-tub Wheel, an Eli Scrambler, a Sellner Tilt, and a Bisch-Rocco 10-Tub Flying Scooter (yes, you read that right, a Flying Scooter) It also has a large arcade and a Go-Cart track.
The park is run down and unsafe looking, (be assured it is of course, perfectly safe) but I still loved it. It looks like an old carnival company set up 50 years ago in a parking lot and stayed there.
So, with real estate prices raising and sea-side lots becoming more valuable (i know, thats redundant) the park has decided to sell off its rides and close.
So, if your near Gulf Shores anytime soon, take a trip over to GSAP, it's fun.
Look for a detailed trip report of my Gulf-Coaster vacation coming soon
*** Edited 6/30/2004 3:25:55 PM UTC by john peck***
Wednesday, June 30, 2004 10:58 AM
Sad news indeed. Sounds like an interesting place.
Wednesday, June 30, 2004 11:10 AM
Are you going to write a trip report?
Wednesday, June 30, 2004 11:58 AM
If I remember correctly, the Flying Scooter gave the impression that you were going to hit a nearby building while riding, which added to the fun imho.
Sad news indeed.
Wednesday, June 30, 2004 1:15 PM
We had thought about checking the park out last month when we were in Gulf Shores but decided to skip it as we were pressed for time and didn't feel like stoping just for a kiddie coaster credit. If I had known that it was such a funky little park and was going bye bye, I probably would have checked it out. Thanks for the info though. I know that a lot of people are heading down to the Gulf parks this summer to check out Miracle Strip before it closes.
Thursday, July 1, 2004 4:33 PM
Miracle Strip was the park I planned my whole trip around. Too bad these places are shutting down, I really like em!