Fascinating Facts in Amusement Park History.

Friday, April 28, 2006 11:47 PM
I found this site with some interesting info on amusement parks and coasters.

http://www.evergreenexhibitions.com/en/art/?84

Its kind of neat to see the list (and order of) oldest operating coasters and parks.

Thought you guys would find this interesting.......enjoy.

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Saturday, April 29, 2006 12:16 AM
WORLD'S OLDEST OPERATING ROLLER COASTERS
In operation at same location
1. Scenic Railway 1912 Luna Park, Melbourne, Australia
2. Rutschbanen 1914 Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark

Um, where the heck is Lakemont's Leap The Dips? That was built in 1902 was it not?

That list is a little outdated. It has Whalom in there and Vollmar's Park, both which closed about 5 years ago.

Edited to add the Whalom-Vollmar's info...

*** Edited 4/29/2006 4:20:00 AM UTC by LdScotsman***

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Saturday, April 29, 2006 2:27 AM
I think that at the time the list was made, the "leap the dips" was sbno. We all know that since then, it has been rebuilt.
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Saturday, April 29, 2006 9:07 AM
I didn't know GL's Big Dipper was that old. I thought it was made in the 30's.
We're planning on going to Lakemont this summer along with several other PA parks when we go to gettysburg.

I wonder what the oldest working Flats are?
I'd have to say Kennywoods Bug/Turtle is one of them. *** Edited 4/29/2006 1:11:33 PM UTC by FLYINGSCOOTER***

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Saturday, April 29, 2006 9:21 AM
I suspect that Whips are some of the oldest flats still in regular use.

In addition the http://www.napha.org/faq.html page has a more current list similar to the one you found. *** Edited 4/29/2006 1:26:42 PM UTC by Ben Nelson*** *** Edited 4/29/2006 1:27:46 PM UTC by Ben Nelson***

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