Can you guess these defunct park aerial view location

Monday, January 21, 2008 7:32 PM
I put together a little visual trivia for our resident history buffs out there. These are all birdseye views I captured from Global Earth.

Although it's sad to see these parks gone, it's also fascinating to visualize these locations as once popular amusement parks. At least 4 of these locations were operating during the 1980's.

The two things all the locations have in common is that they had a wooden roller coaster and they are all located in the US. Ready?


#1http://members.aol.com/classicwoodies/guess1.jpg

#2http://members.aol.com/classicwoodies/guess2.jpg

#3http://members.aol.com/classicwoodies/guess3.jpg

#4http://members.aol.com/classicwoodies/guess4.jpg

#5http://members.aol.com/classicwoodies/guess5.jpg

#6http://members.aol.com/classicwoodies/guess6.jpg

#7http://members.aol.com/classicwoodies/guess7.jpg

#8http://members.aol.com/coasting2/guess8.jpg *** Edited 1/22/2008 12:34:49 AM UTC by swampfoxer***

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Monday, January 21, 2008 7:46 PM
#2 is obvioulsy Eldridge Park http://www.rcdb.com/pd784.htm and per the teletale box.
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Monday, January 21, 2008 7:51 PM
I forgot to crop out the little box......uh oh. *** Edited 1/22/2008 12:52:34 AM UTC by swampfoxer***
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Monday, January 21, 2008 8:03 PM
Also the pages are missing.
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Monday, January 21, 2008 9:19 PM
#4 and #5 look like Idora Park, #5 seems to still have some charred wooden remains as well.
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Monday, January 21, 2008 9:33 PM
#5 - Chippewa Lake, OH?

#7 - Springlake Park, OK

*** Edited 1/22/2008 2:34:07 AM UTC by Mamoosh***

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Monday, January 21, 2008 9:36 PM
#3 is Lakeside in Salem, VA

Damn Flood of 1985...

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Monday, January 21, 2008 9:56 PM
#4 is Idora Park

#5 is Mountain Park in Holyoke, MA

Tom

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Monday, January 21, 2008 10:24 PM
OK, you guys got half of them. So far we have the correct ones as #2 Eldridge Park, #3 Lakeside in VA, #4 Idora PArk, and #5 Mt Park.

So, that leaves #1,#6, #7 & #8.

A couple hints. One of these remaining 4 had a Fred Church Bob's. One had a Harry Baker coaster.

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Monday, January 21, 2008 10:36 PM
Would picture 8 be Boardwalk and Baseball?
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Monday, January 21, 2008 10:38 PM
#6 is the one with the bobs called Waukesha Beach in Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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Monday, January 21, 2008 10:39 PM
that is not correct on #8. And your guess is thousands of miles off...hint, hint :)
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Monday, January 21, 2008 10:42 PM

Sawblade5 said:
#6 is the one with the bobs called Waukesha Beach in Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Excellent!!! Waukesha Beach is one of those often overlooked parks, and with a couple great woodies to beat.

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Monday, January 21, 2008 10:52 PM
I got the Baker Coaster found. The picture number is #1 and It's Crescent Park in Riverside, RI a part of Providence, RI.
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Monday, January 21, 2008 11:00 PM
No. 8 is Bitter Lake Playland, north of Seattle, Washington. The coaster was Dipper, designed by Carl Phare (according to RCDb). *** Edited 1/22/2008 4:08:25 AM UTC by Skyrocket1***
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Monday, January 21, 2008 11:25 PM
Alright, you guys are too good. Yes, #1 is Crescent Park and #8 is Bitter Lake.

That leaves poor ole #7.

Here's a hint. The pool you see pictured in that photo, was the same pool (slightly redesigned) at the amusement park.

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Monday, January 21, 2008 11:35 PM
That hint didn't help me.
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Monday, January 21, 2008 11:38 PM
LOL, OK, one more hint on #7.
Moosh was in the area with his guess.
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Monday, January 21, 2008 11:45 PM
I was a bit west of the mark, wasn't I? ;)
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008 12:18 AM
Finally found the landmark and yes it's Wedgewood Village in OKC. The pool is at 35°32'23.84"N 97°35'37.27"W
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