Del Grosso's adds Crazy Mouse in 2004

Wednesday, November 26, 2003 3:55 PM
I'm surprised that no one submitted this one yet (I did, but it might be a few days before its posted)...

It seems that the park is adding a Crazy Mouse next year. Click here to read the press release on RCDB.

Wednesday, November 26, 2003 4:06 PM
Sounds like we could see a little more competition soon between DelGrosso's and Lakemont? I'm glad to see ol' Bland's Park getting a new coaster, especially since their last one was built the year I was born (1987). And you Carowinds people think you're cheated when you don't get a coaster each year... ;)
Wednesday, November 26, 2003 4:08 PM
I'm glad Del Grosso's is doing well. That will be a great addition to the park. It's a cool little park maybe 20 rides and a water park. Has to be one of the cleanest well kept small parks I visited. They were pretty busy when I was there this past summer, but still didn't have long lines.

Two Crazy Mice in PA now! I'll be looking on Del Grosso's spaghetti sauce again next summer for their discount tickets for the park!

They even have mention of it on their site too. *** Edited 11/26/2003 9:10:03 PM UTC by coasterpunk***

Wednesday, November 26, 2003 4:13 PM
A great addition, I am very happy because Del Grosso's is a stop on my PA trip next spring! Now, if they finally added that long-rumored wooden coaster...
Wednesday, November 26, 2003 4:18 PM
That's a great addition for a fantastic little park. I'll have to make the trip again next year.

Delgrosso's is the nicer park but Lakemont has the coasters. Looks like that gap is narrowing.

I'm hoping this is a warm-up to a woody!

Wednesday, November 26, 2003 4:19 PM
Sweet! Or should that be "saucy!" ??


Wednesday, November 26, 2003 4:43 PM
I'll echo what millrace said about DelGrosso's being the nicer park but Lakemont having the coasters.

Locally 2004 is looking like a good year... 4 new coasters with in a day trip of me... "Flying coaster" at Rye Playland, Tsunami at Clementon, "Crazy Mouse" at DelGrosso's, and Storm Runner at Hershey.

Wednesday, November 26, 2003 5:02 PM
Whats happening in the amusement park industry is that parks are tring to outdo each other. I know you already knew that, however did you know that Roller Coasters are slowly becoming a every once and a while event. Parks are losing valueable room with these coasters so DelGrosso's is very wise in combining a RC with a small amount of space. Trust me I know what I'm talking about I work for a fairly decent amusement park.
Wednesday, November 26, 2003 5:30 PM
Yes, we're quite capable of knowing how often parks get coasters, thank you very much. Oh, and Most Parks Do Not Have A Space Problem (soon to be (TM)).
Wednesday, November 26, 2003 8:10 PM
Damn, I had heard that this was going to be a Mauer Sohne mouse, not a Reverchon. Oh well, I hope at least ONE park gets the Mauer version!

Joe "likes both types, but has ridden about twenty different Reverchon's" C.

Friday, November 28, 2003 12:37 AM
WoW! I am going to have a Crazy Mouse within 30 minuts of my appartment!

I have been VERY impressed with the DelGrosso's Park lately. It seems to me that ever sense they changed the parks name (from Bland's Park), they have been trying exceptionally hard to raise the quality.

This little park is clean and colorful. They just seem to improve year after year. I wouldn't call DelGrosso's a destination park, but it is a very fun place for the locals and worth a few hours of time for anyone passing through.

Now the question of the day is "Where are they going to put the thing?" I half suspect that the Zyclon is looking for another park to live in so that the Crazy Mouse has a nice high profile location along the road. Delgrosso's really IS "running out of room".

I wouldn't mind a bit if we are loosing an old ride to put in a new Crazy mouse. I LOVE Kennywoods Exterminator!

Friday, November 28, 2003 1:18 AM
Pennsylvania- the land of the Wild Mice. This will be #6 I think. Wow. What state holds the record? ;) I LOVE offseason topics...
Sunday, November 30, 2003 1:03 AM
I've been told the following by someone who is a relative of someone who works for the park...

Zyclon is going bie bie. That is the space where the Crazy Mouse is going. It is now being manufactured and it's colors will be purple and yellow. I wasn't told so but I suspect that the ferris wheel is going to be moved as well.

I was also told that another major ride would be built in'04 but I couldn't be told what it was yet. I asked, "is it phase 2 of the waterpark?"


I asked, "is it the rumored jr. woodie?"

"No.",he said.

"Is it a big kids ride or a little kids ride?"

"All I can say is it's something that would make me puke!"

Sounds like fun to me:>)

Sunday, November 30, 2003 9:21 AM
I love Crazy Mouse rides. They are so much fun, although if the Zyklon is leaving, I'll miss it.
Sunday, November 30, 2003 3:52 PM
I'd miss the Zyklon as well, but a Crazy Mouse is a fine addition to the park. If the park was looking to replace the Zyklon anyway (perhaps it was becoming difficult to maintain, for instance), then a Crazy Mouse is a fine choice.
Sunday, November 30, 2003 9:09 PM

MarimbaGuy87 said:
Pennsylvania- the land of the Wild Mice. This will be #6 I think. Wow. What state holds the record? I LOVE offseason topics...

Yup, #6. It could very well be the most in any state. How about this, I bet Pennsylvania has the most brass ring catches as well, 4.

Monday, December 1, 2003 2:00 PM
I'm sad to hear of the Zyklon going (I was hoping to get on that one next spring along with the Crazy Mouse) but maybe another area park will purchase the ride?

And just because it is being removed does not mean that the park is running out of space. Did it ever occur to anyone that the park simply doesn't have the finances (or desire) to operate and maintain two coasters? Perhaps the Zyklon is getting up in years and is becoming a problem for maintenace, so they have decided to get rid of it instead of pouring money into it?

Monday, December 1, 2003 6:47 PM
Doesn't have the finances??? I respectfully disagree, Rob. Locals around here know that they have more than enough money to do whatever they want. I've even heard a rumor (not an internet rumor, rather a localized grapevine type rumor) that they have been considering selling the land the park is now on and buy a much larger plot of land so that they can expand. For its size, the park does very, very well, especially within the past few years.

The park really does have a space problem. They have lately been expanding into the parking lot, giving the park two destinct sides. On one side of the street is the waterpark and upcharge attractions, and the other side is the amusement attractions.

In order to expand on the waterpark side, they would have to go further into the parking lot, which isn't a good idea because the lot gets full on Saturdays as it is. The amusement side is already expanded out to the boarders, with a small empty plot of land in the middle of the mini trains track. I think a little bit of empty space is still located behind the Super Spiral and Casino.

But I don't know exactly why they are getting rid of Zyclon. A space issue is only a guess but maybe it's not the right guess because the coaster really didn't take up much space. Another idea I have is maybe it's due to the recent negative buzz around the rides name. Or maybe it was just because of the rides age. I don't know but maybe I will find out.

I will miss Zyclon slighty. Its first drop was airtime heaven for me, but the rest of the ride was slow and uneventfull. The park has been so sucsessfull in recent years that a Crazy mouse is well deserved (for both the park and its guests). I just wish DelGrossos would up the amount of coasters they have by 1 or 2, even if one was a kiddy coaster. That would make them near perfect.

I would love for Lakemont Park to buy Zyclon. The two parks have bought rides from each other before, so as crazy as that sounds, it could still happen.

If your still with me...thanks. If you couldn't tell already, I am verrry excited about this coaster.

Tuesday, December 2, 2003 10:01 AM
I honestly know very little about DelGrosso's, so that's why I suggested that finances could have played a part in the decision. I respectfully stand corrected!

I was looking forward to riding that Zyklon next summer- my only Zyklon experience was on one in Wildwood, and that was quite a few years ago. I so badly wanted to try one with multi-car trains because I heard that the airtime was incredible on the first drop in the back seat! That being said, I am sure that the Crazy Mouse will be a lot more popular, as I think that the design is superior to that of the standard Zyklon/Galaxy-type coaster.


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