Good Toboggan Chute article in Cleveland Paper

Sunday, January 5, 2003 8:14 PM
Hello Coaster Fans Who Are Trying To Make Some Hot Coco Right Now,

Sun. Jan 5, the Cleveland Plain Dealer had a really good article on Strongsville Toboggan Chutes. It does give a few good stats on the Place.

They opened in 1967
70ft drop
Overall run of 700ft
Toboggan Weight is 35lbs
You have to go up 123 steps carrying that thing to impress your woman ;)
Around 10 injuries per year (scrapped knuckles, bloody noses from other riders leaning foward and some back).
and around 26,000 riders per year.

Lots more is in the article and it's pretty good. It's a nice article to read in the non coaster season. Enjoy and here's the link:

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Monday, January 6, 2003 10:28 AM
Thanks for the link. That thing sounds like fun!

Please visit the small parks. We don't know what's happening behind the scenes

Monday, January 6, 2003 11:20 AM
I'm hoping to make it up to Cleveland to try this thing. Hopefully it keeps my craving for coasters down.

Six Flags, the only chain of parks that can manage to have stacking with a one train operation.

Monday, January 6, 2003 11:30 AM
Wow! Fellow CBuzzer Draegs and I just went here last Thursday :). It truly was an adrenaline rush...that thing is steep! It’s a lot of fun and I definitely recommend it to any enthusiast in the area with the offseason blues; I know it cured mine.
Kara (car-uh)
1024 Laps
621 in '02
Monday, January 6, 2003 4:28 PM
Tobogganing was definitely good times and a great way to fight off some of the offseason blues. I was really surprised at how fast those sleds get going...let alone the length of the run-out. With the chutes being so close to my house, I wish I would have made the effort to get out to them years ago.

James Draeger
-Captain Sarcasm

Monday, January 6, 2003 6:13 PM

Hey don't forget about the Toboggan Run at Pokagon State park in North East Indiana. It's very close to Fun Spot park.

It has a 40 to 50 foot hill and about a 1/4 mile run. Speed is based on how many fat guys you pile on the sled.

It's open till the end of February I think.

I can't be bargained with, I can't be reasoned with, I don't feel pity or remorse or fear and I will not stop EVER until I have ridden them all.

Tuesday, January 7, 2003 4:15 AM

YEARS AGO (around 1970) I can remember (vaugely) going to Gifford Pinchot State Park (York County, PA) and seeing the "remains" of an old Toboggan Chute (or Toboggan Slide as it was called there). I don't believe any (or very few at the most) steps were involved as it was built on a hill side. It had been abandoned for years they said and it was in various states of ruin. To my then 5 year old mind it was a very eerie (and even a little frightening) sight. Much more recently (2 years ago) I returned and tried to find it again. All that is left now are the "footers" where it once stood... the rest is gone.

Kind of hard to take a post as objective if a park or coaster name is part of the "user name"

*** This post was edited by SLFAKE on 1/7/2003. ***


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