Bell's reopens after storm damage

Posted Tuesday, June 27, 2006 9:45 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Bell's Amusement Park was back in business Monday evening as hundreds of people flocked to the park to get back on their favorite rides. The park had been closed for 20 days -- the longest in-season closure in its 55-year history at the Tulsa County fairgrounds -- after powerful winds, known as a microburst, hit Expo Square and nearby neighborhoods June 6.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006 10:14 AM
Good to hear that Bells is open again. This park is important to Oklahoma and I am happy to hear that they plan to go ahead with their new coaster.

KW had a similar wind problem several years ago and had to close for several days while cleanup occured. This is just one of those things that happens. Unfortunately some parks over the years were unable to recover from disaster. A fire sealed the fate of Idora Park when it severely damaged the Wildcat coaster, their most popular ride.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 10:46 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Are you certain Kennywood was closed after their storm damage? I was there just a few days later and only the affected rides were closed.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 11:02 AM
kpjb's avatar We were closed for 4(?) days, then a couple more rides for a while after that.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 11:46 AM
Mamoosh's avatar OK...I guess I was there a few more days later than I thought ;)
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 12:48 PM
Sweet. I've had a trip planned there for this coming weekend for about a month now so it's good to see it and Zingo reopen. Now if Joyland can just get The Nightmare to pass inspection before this weekend I'll be all set.

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