Favorite Defunct Park sites anyone?

Monday, July 5, 2004 8:02 PM
I'm curious if anyone has a favorite website dedicated to one particular defunct park? I have a pretty hefty folder of defunct park bookmarks but there are 6 that I really like:

Palisades Park
http://www.palisadespark.com/

Bitter Lake Playland
http://www.historylink.org/_output.CFM?file_ID=3562

Riverview Park
http://www.riverviewparkchicago.com/

Harvey's Lake
http://www.defunctparks.com/parks/PA/hansons/index.htm

Eldridge Park:
http://www.shs58.org/eldridge/parker_zack/photos/

Jantzen Beach:
http://pdxhistory.com.tripod.com/jantzen/jantzen.html
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I must also mention the fine site by Adam Sandy:
Amusement Park History
http://history.amusement-parks.com/

and Jeffrey Stanton's Venice Pier site.
http://naid.sppsr.ucla.edu/venice/mapsdocs/venicepier-map.htm
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I am very appreciative of the incredible efforts put forth by anyone who creates a website dedicated to a past amusement park. Whether it's a large park, or a small park, has just a few photos, or a few hundred photos, thanks for bringing back the past.

Can anyone add to the list?

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Saturday, July 10, 2004 5:04 PM
A couple more to add to the list:

Luna Park-Mansfield, OH
http://mansfield.w8jaz.com/luna.htm

Springlake Park-OK City
http://www.metrotech.org/campuses/sl-history/history.html

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Saturday, July 10, 2004 5:23 PM
Does anyone have any Opryland sites?

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Saturday, July 10, 2004 5:45 PM
I have 2 more for Riverview:

http://homepage.mac.com/lmcshane/Ed_Fruh/Menu9.html

and

http://www.riverviewmemories.com/

Mike


Laugh your troubles away at Riverview, the world's largest amusement park.
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Saturday, July 10, 2004 5:55 PM
Search through this site.

http://www.defunctparks.com/


Thanks,
DMC

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Saturday, July 10, 2004 6:00 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar The defunctparks.com site is VERY informative and fascinating, especially the Chippewa Lake, Idora Park, and Magic Harbour sites.

They do list almost every defunct park that has ever been known to man. The only frustration is not every mention of a defunct park has a link to info/pics, which heavily depends on readers' submissions.

Speaking of Idora Park, there is also idorapark.org site that is one of the coolest defunct park sites I have seen to date.

I just wish I could find some solid info on defunct parks in West Virginia. :-/ There is not much out there, even in the local libraries' microfilm records.

-Tina

*** Edited 7/10/2004 10:31:53 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Saturday, July 10, 2004 6:05 PM
http://www.sixflags.com =o)

Couldn't Resist.

*** Edited 7/10/2004 10:07:56 PM UTC by Cdrpntdrgstr***


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Saturday, July 10, 2004 6:29 PM
Ive always thought this site was great, its not really about an entire park but one single defunct Rollercoaster, Chaos at Opryland. Sadly its no longer there, but it has been archived, check it out.

http://web.archive.org/web/20010202033000/http://www.access2control.com/


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Saturday, July 10, 2004 6:58 PM

Cdrpntdrgstr said:
http://www.sixflags.com =o)

Couldn't Resist.

*** Edited 7/10/2004 10:07:56 PM UTC by Cdrpntdrgstr***


lol, SIx Flags is NOT THAT BAD!!!


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Saturday, July 10, 2004 10:49 PM
This site has a couple really good views of the old Zephry in New Orleans. Scroll to the bottom, 2 really good aerial views.

http://www.nutrias.org/~nopl/monthly/july2001/jul2001.htm

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Sunday, July 11, 2004 12:11 AM
Coaster-freak there is an Opryland tribute site here.
I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!
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Sunday, July 11, 2004 2:34 AM
ApolloAndy's avatar BTW, the edit link next to your username will allow you to edit a post rather than creating a new one, which is discouraged. *** Edited 7/11/2004 6:34:52 AM UTC by ApolloAndy***

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Sunday, July 11, 2004 11:38 AM
Kick The Sky's avatar

Riverview Mike said:
I have 2 more for Riverview:

http://homepage.mac.com/lmcshane/Ed_Fruh/Menu9.html


The models on this site are AMAZING!!! He says that he is having an open showing in Tinley Park, IL and that if you email him he will meet with you personally and discuss Riverview!!! Just amazing. Absolutely amazing.


Certain victory.

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Sunday, July 11, 2004 6:36 PM
Rctycoon2k's avatar Does CoasterFlood.com remind you a little of ThrillNetwork...? *rolls eyes*

I love looking at photos of Chippewa, although it depresses me, but its just amazing at what can happen in a matter of 30(+/-) years...


Shaun Rajewski
Founder, Lead Developer
Epic Web Studios, LLC

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Sunday, July 11, 2004 9:09 PM
http://toysaregoodfood.com/content/archives/000008.html -Six Flags AutoWorld

http://www.afn.org/~afn04050/level/atlantis/atlantis.html -Six Flags Atlantis

http://www.taylorjeffs.com/SFPowerPlant.htm- Six Flags Power Plant

aka, the biggest theme park failures of all time, lol. *** Edited 7/12/2004 1:10:57 AM UTC by Devin***

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Monday, July 12, 2004 12:47 AM
http://www.savewhalompark.com/

Not so much a "tribute" page but a much-needed effort.


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Monday, July 12, 2004 2:13 AM
http://www.idorapark.org

http://www.seaworldohiomemories.us

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Monday, July 12, 2004 10:27 AM
rollergator's avatar No sites to contribute to the list, but the two old PARKS that have captured my attention and imagination are the old Palisades (since I grew up in Joisey) and what is potentially the greates "lost park" ever built, the old Riverview in Chicago.

Also, with the demise of the beachside amusement ppiers over the last 40 years or so, it's nice to see that some of them are at least remembered, although I'd prefer re-built. Between Myrtle and Panama City beaches, there was LOADS of extra land to be developed, but I guess the parks sit on what are considered *desirable locations*...

As the slogan goes: "Leaving Florida? Take a developer"...

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Monday, July 12, 2004 12:29 PM
joe.'s avatar Anyone know of any Boblo sites off-hand?
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Monday, July 12, 2004 1:28 PM

Kick The Sky said:


The models on this site are AMAZING!!! He says that he is having an open showing in Tinley Park, IL and that if you email him he will meet with you personally and discuss Riverview!!! Just amazing. Absolutely amazing.


I happened to be out that way yesterday and stopped by to see the exhibit. Although much of it is of dollhouses, many of Ed Fruh's Riverview models were on display. He has built them all to HO scale and the attention to detail is "amazing" Complete rides include the Whip, Rotor, Waterbug, Flying Turns, Crazy Dazy, Shoot-the-Chutes, Aladin's Castle and Par-O-Chutes. He also has the front gate, the lift to the Flash and most of the Bobs.

What an interesting way to spend retirement!

Mike


Laugh your troubles away at Riverview, the world's largest amusement park.
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