Coasters don't last long here.

Sunday, November 30, 2003 11:14 PM
What is the story with Jolly Roger Amusement Park? According to rcdb, they have 2 operating coasters and 5 removed coasters.

The average lifespan of a coaster in this park is 2 years. Can anyone shed some light as to the reasoning behind this?

Sunday, November 30, 2003 11:30 PM
cedar points wildcat was relocated frokm here.
Sunday, November 30, 2003 11:38 PM
No, Cedar Point's original Wildcat was shipped to ValleyFair!, where from there it was relocated to JR.
Sunday, November 30, 2003 11:42 PM
I guess the park has alot of money to waste, lol.
Monday, December 1, 2003 12:12 AM
It seems as though the owner works with traveling carnival companies according to the descriptions on RCDB. Maybe the park is owned by one of the US midway companies? Food for thought. That still wouldn't explain King Cobra being there for such a short while.
Monday, December 1, 2003 12:40 AM
IIRC, that was the miniature golf course in the Ocean City area that operated a small amusement park as a side gig. Many/most of the rides were actually vendor-owned (concessionaires), which helps to explain the short life span. In my days as a non-enthusiast, I am certain that I passed by the when KK (now so fondly rememebered from its days at KD) sat there. Also had a couple of trailered dark rides and an Eli Bridge Scrambler that the op thought was his own personal torture device....:). I must've been feeling extra good that day....

Hit this place in the same day as Trimper's, where there's lots of good dark rides, walk-thrus, and fabulous frozen custard!

Monday, December 1, 2003 12:41 AM
Well that sure ruins my day! Now I can't find Wild Rails...
Monday, December 1, 2003 12:02 PM
They had Kennywood's Wonder Wheel for a single year, too.
Monday, December 1, 2003 8:06 PM
I know that their Wild Mouse isn't owned by the park. It is owned by someone named Bill Miller of Florida, who purchased the coaster direct from Maurer Sohne and gave Strates Shows the right to operate it in 2001. I rode it at the NY State Fair that year. The owner found it too cumbersome to transport, and put it at the park.

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