Anybody Rember Palisades Amusement Park?

Friday, July 28, 2006 3:05 PM
Maybe somebody will re-make the Beach Boys song "Amusement Parks USA." Especially since it mentions the Flying Turns.
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Saturday, July 29, 2006 1:28 AM

rollergator said:
Did anyone else happen to notice something "missing" from the thread title (and presumably, missing from Palisades itself)...

ME! (remember)... ;)


How selfless!

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Sunday, July 30, 2006 12:23 PM
LuvRaptor's avatar Growing up in Queens, I believe my Mom took my brother and I to this park a couple of times. When I looked at the pics I remembered it. After which, Great Adventure was THE place to go in NJ for years.

I can really date myself by asking anyone here if they remember "Adventures Inn" Amusement Park that was in College Point Queens??

I used to go to that place so often when I was a kid. They had "Jumbo Jets" there and I remember more than once being the only one riding it while my Dad and brother watched me. I know that is where my love for coasters began! :)

I also remember they had actual horses there that you could ride around (by yourself) in this circle 4x for like 5 tickets. I would get on and gallop the poor horse around 4x...it was a blast! I LOVED it!! I believe that is where my love for horses began :)

When the park itself closed (in the mid-late 70's?) I remember most of the rides stayed up for years. I remember driving on the expressway and how sad the skeleton of the haunted house looked and how I longed to ride Jumbo Jets again.

Adventures Inn was forced to closed because the neighbors complained about the noise. Keeping in mind it was RIGHT across the street from a private air field, RIGHT next to the Van Wyck Expressway (or was it the BQE?) RIGHT on a direct flight pattern for LGA, not to mention it was in Queens for goodness sakes, not exactly the quietest place on earth.

Hey Rob Ascough---
Let's go METS!!! ;)

Jo
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Sunday, July 30, 2006 2:23 PM
I know The Ramones did a cover of "Palisades Park". I found the lyrics here:

http://www.lyricsdomain.com/18/ramones/palisades_park.html

*** Edited 7/30/2006 6:51:21 PM UTC by thrillerman1***

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