Bushkill Park Questions

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 12:49 PM
Has anyone been there this season? Also are their any photos up online of how the park looks this year after finally reopening?

And on a final note, we have had alot of rain and it's still going on, here in PA and I think the whole North East, and we've been under flood watches for quite a number of days, does anyone know if Bushkill is making it through this onslaught of rain?

I really hope all is well and the park comes back stronger than before the original floods the other year. I work at Dorney Park and I havn't seen our creek flood yet this week, so I hope that means they're doing ok over at Bushkill.

I hope to get out there in the next couple of weeks, just wanted to know if anyone had updates on the park.


Tuesday, June 27, 2006 1:04 PM
Remember that Knoebels once went through the same thing that Bushkill did in the 1960s with hurricane Agnes' remains. Before this they were just a little park that was easy to ignore in favor of Hershey or Dorney. They responded by building a much bigger and better park that is a favorite of many of us.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 6:56 PM

I was there with my children very briefly on June 17th. We were there late in the afternoon and there were not many people there. This was also our first visit to the park ever so I can't compare with how it was before the original flood. I took pictures but only of my kids on rides plus by the sign where you go in the park so they wouldn't tell you much.

They had a number of kiddie rides (one was a tumblebug) going plus a few other ones that I saw, but that we didn't go on. The Barl of Fun was open but we did not go in. The Whip was in pieces. There was a newer looking elephant ride operating in the area behind the aisle where the Barl of Fun is.

They had one price ride all day for $15, or you could buy tickets for 50 cents each (kiddie rides were 3 tickets, adult rides were 5 tickets).

They had at least one food stand going that I saw, plus a small souvenir stand with t-shirts (at least child size which is what I bought for the younguns).

That is about all I noted but I only made it through the kiddie area to the left of the entrance and back to the aisle where the barl of fun is. We were en route from the Crayola Factory in Easton to Philadelphia so I did not have a lot of time, and we ate up a lot of that getting lost getting to the park.

This was also several days before the big rains so I can't answer your question on that.

They are definitely trying. I can't compare to what the park used to be, but I am glad we were able to get there and spend what we did to contribute to their efforts.

I hope this helps and that you get there.


Tuesday, June 27, 2006 9:38 PM
Thanks for the replys.

I do know how Knoebels grew after the floods. I also think Bushkill may have been a bit larger park years ago, I know at one point they did have some type of wooden coaster, and they had a Wild Mouse.

I wouldn't expect them to ever be what Knoebels or Kennywood are, but I hope they can grow to the size of Dellgrosso's or Lakemont or some of the other parks like that in PA. Hope to see a few additional flats sometime in the coming years and at least one adult coaster like a Wildcat/Mouse/Zyklon type ride.


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