Can you guess these defunct park aerial view location

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***

Sawblade5's avatar
#2 is obvioulsy Eldridge Park http://www.rcdb.com/pd784.htm and per the teletale box.

Chris Knight

I forgot to crop out the little box......uh oh. *** Edited 1/22/2008 12:52:34 AM UTC by swampfoxer***
Sawblade5's avatar
Also the pages are missing.

Chris Knight

#4 and #5 look like Idora Park, #5 seems to still have some charred wooden remains as well.

Brett, Resident Launch Whore Anti-Enthusiast (the undiplomatic one)
Mamoosh's avatar
#5 - Chippewa Lake, OH?

#7 - Springlake Park, OK

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

#3 is Lakeside in Salem, VA

Damn Flood of 1985...


No I don't have a kid, but I still want to ride!

#4 is Idora Park

#5 is Mountain Park in Holyoke, MA

Tom


You have disturbed the forbidden temple, now-you-will-pay!!!

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.

Would picture 8 be Boardwalk and Baseball?

2006 - 2009 Cedar Fair Ride Operations
2009 - Walt Disney World Attractions.

Sawblade5's avatar
#6 is the one with the bobs called Waukesha Beach in Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Chris Knight

that is not correct on #8. And your guess is thousands of miles off...hint, hint :)

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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I got the Baker Coaster found. The picture number is #1 and It's Crescent Park in Riverside, RI a part of Providence, RI.

Chris Knight

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***
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.

Sawblade5's avatar
That hint didn't help me.

Chris Knight

LOL, OK, one more hint on #7.
Moosh was in the area with his guess.
Mamoosh's avatar
I was a bit west of the mark, wasn't I? ;)
Sawblade5's avatar
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

Chris Knight

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