Coaster comes down in two hours at former Whalom Park

Posted Thursday, October 19, 2006 10:34 AM | Contributed by Jeff

For many area residents whose teenage years were defined by weekends spent at Whalom Park, who remember their first kisses at the roller-skating rink and their first dates in the Rose Garden dance hall, the end of the amusement park was not quite real until yesterday morning, when a roaring yellow excavator tore a hole in the park's best-loved attraction, the Flying Comet roller coaster (also known as "The Black Hole").

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Thursday, October 19, 2006 11:17 AM
That's just sad. So some pieces of the coaster, and some of the cars, will be incoporated into the condos? How, as decor? [/sarcasm]
Thursday, October 19, 2006 3:33 PM
Here is a audio slideshow of them tearing it down.

Flying Comet RIP

Thursday, October 19, 2006 9:49 PM
Thanks for that slide show Aj. I copied the link and you may want to put the word down onto the first line, people could get confused. It was a nice slide show, the only I should say is they showed the same pictures twice, besides that it was good.
Thursday, October 19, 2006 11:09 PM
thats so sad....its always a shame to see another classic wooden coaster demolished....
Saturday, October 21, 2006 2:17 AM
Thank you, Aj, for the slide show. Also, if you visit the site, it has some really nice pictures of when Whalom was still in operation.

R.I.P. Whalom

Monday, October 23, 2006 2:55 PM
I am part of a program called the Whalom Park Ownership Program, we are a organization that is recreating the park in another location. We have rides, artifacts, and more from the park that is going to be used at the new site. Such examples include The Tumble Bug, Roto Jets, Bouncer, & The Flying Scooters, all from Whalom Park. We are going to re-build the Flyer Comet from the original Blue Prints that are with PTC (company that build the coaster) while incorporating parts of ACTUAL original Flyer Comet (just demolished) such as switchbacks, track sections, and train. Many other things are in the works and only await YOUR support. If you have any questions about the program or status/progress feel free to email or call me at:



We are going to make this a reality, with hard work, and the support of people just like you. Be apart of history and help provide memories for all of are children that all of us made at Whalom Park.

Monday, October 23, 2006 3:08 PM
Jeff's avatar What's your business plan? I'm all for the recreation, but if you want people to throw time and money at the project, you should demonstrate how it's going to happen.
Monday, October 23, 2006 3:40 PM

We are in the process of getting a new more in depth site, but the basics are outlined well. We already have a nice amount of support.

Monday, October 23, 2006 4:42 PM
Jeff's avatar If you're going to have a 14-year-old create the Web site, you might want to not mention that and check spelling. "Globel Propertys" doesn't instill a lot of confidence.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006 7:58 AM
We have hired someone to do the site, this was the original we did when we first started.

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