It seems that the park is adding a Crazy Mouse next year. Click here to read the press release on RCDB.
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. http://www.delgrossos.com/dap.html *** Edited 11/26/2003 9:10:03 PM UTC by coasterpunk***
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!
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.
Joe "likes both types, but has ridden about twenty different Reverchon's" C.
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!
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?"
"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:>)
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.
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?
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.
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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