Yeah, I always wonder why the greatest city on earth has to settle for a lame excuse for an amusement park. Its small, run down and the rides look like torture devices. God help me when I win the lottery!!!
BTW I'm talking about Astroland at Coney Island
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I am always wondering why Seattle hasn't (until recently) had a park to attend. Yes, it is true that Six Flags recently purchased Enchanted Village, but that is still some time away from major renovations, and coasters. We had a worlds fair here in 1962, and yet there is only a Windstorm coaster at the Seattle Center park where the Space Needle is. Oh well.... --------------------- Check out my new updated website!
Well, my city USED to have a park. Neptune Beach near Oakland CA. Only it closed in 1939 due to the depression. We even had a John Miller-designed woodie here, called "The Whoopee" if you can believe that. Also, San Francisco used to have Playland-at-the-Beach which was a pretty good park in it's heyday. I could develop the old Naval Air Station that sits in our city into a park one day perhaps, only I'm not going to be here after this year so forget that idea. ;) -----------------
well la dee da for you, i live in Phoenix too and CP is five days away from me, and 5 1/2 days to SFWOA. doesnt keep me from not going tho!!!
Hey, Cedar Point and SFWOA aren't a 1/2 day apart. Just an few hours... I think that Pheonix has great potential for an amusment park. That would be my choice, if I would start a park. (No competition!) ----------------- Xcelerator- 0-82 in 2.3 seconds! =Wow!
Because there's no damn room in the Baltimore area due to development. It's only a 45 minute drive to SFA. No big deal. ------------- If you have to figure out how to ride a coaster to be comfortable, then that's not a coaster worth riding.
Believe it or not Busch Gardens Williamsburg was to be originally located about 220 miles southwest in the town of Amherst Va. Unfortunately the 'old' people in this conservative local wouldn't give Busch the water license to open the park. UGH!!! BG would have been only a 10 minute drive!!!! AGGGGHHH!!!
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Phoenix doesn't have a park because the average age is like 50!
Columbus doesn't have a real park either, but obviously it's in a good position. We'll never have a real major-league team either, because of Cincinnati and Cleveland being so close (hockey, soccer and lacrosse don't count).
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Den said: "(hockey, soccer and lacrosse don't count"
Excuse me sir, hockey doesn't count? I do believe you are wrong, thx.
Now back to the topic at hand...my hometown of New Castle, PA actually used to have an amusement park called Cascade Park. There were two rollercoasters and a lot of classic flat rides. However, it went the way of the dinosaurs because, well, New Castle sucks. http://www.geocities.com/le_cachot/cascadepark.html
I am certainly not complaining, however, as I grew up an hour from Kennywood, two and a half from Cedar Point, and one and a half from Geauga Lake, not to mention all the smaller parks around me: Idlewild, Conneaut and such. I guess I've been lucky.
Also my current city of Youngstown...well we all pretty much know what happened to poor Idora Park...
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Portland,Oregon up until 1970 had 2 parks,Jantzen Beach and Oaks Park.Jantzen Beach is now the site of a shopping mall.The last wooden coaster in Oregon was there.I remember as a child seeing this coaster but never got to ride it.I always thought they took out the wrong park.