-Jack Rabbit will need 1.5 million to run again
-Water park expansion some rides will be removed for this
-New buildings to replace old ones
-20 Million to be spent on the park
-Not sure if this was the sale price but I know it was up for sale 2 years ago for 15 million.
J2 will have work done in the off season.
J2 May open in the Next few days after getting work done on the 2nd hill. Call before you go if in the area for the ACE Preservation event.
Sale to be finalized in the next 10 days
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You have disturbed the forbidden temple, now-you-will-pay!!!
I lived in the town for 35 years a few blocks away from the park.
and been going to the park since the 60's
Jack Rabbit running again would be a major plus for the park.
Clementon is a terrible park. J2 is the only compelling reason to go, and even that's not enough to make it more than a quick stop on the way to something else. A revitalized Jack Rabbit would be very nice (giving the park a mild alternative to the ultra-intense J2 coaster) and $20 million in improvements would surely buy some good flats that the park currently lacks. A waterpark expansion is a no-brainer- the waterpark is probably the single reason the park is still around.
Honestly, I'm a bit surprised. As that part of south Jersey seems to be attracting a lot of new development, I was sure the park would be sold for the land. If the park remains a park, I'll be happy regardless of how bad the park is. If the park remains a park and gets better, I'll be absolutely thrilled.
Jack Rabbit is the second-oldest coaster in the country and one of the few remaining John Miller coasters still around. It would serve as a great family coaster for the park so that alone should make it a worthwhile preservation project.
This is where I learned how to swim
my first coaster
the first time I found money on the ground (a $5 bill) LOL
They had the BEST Flyers anywhere and I got kicked off them many times.
they had a great miniature golf.
in the summertime they had fireworks EVERY Friday night.
this is where I learned to play pinball and become "Tommy" minis the hat
and it was free to get in.
The park the way it was when I was a kid in the early 70's rminds me of how Knobels is now.
Free to get in you could relax under a shade tree all within walking distance from your home.
it was just a place for locals to hang out young and old.
And there was/is 5 bars within a fews blocks LOL if you got thirsty.
ok I'm done going down memory lane.
Please provide a link. I'm from SJ and heard nothing about this. The only news I've heard of sale was CF (owners of Dorney) selling out.
FYI. I think today state inspectors are there approving the work that was done the last 3 weeks.
Hugh Bleemer, executive vice president of co-branding at Bank One
Hughs name is mentioned in this Six Flags link
maybe that's how the SIX connection came about ?
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