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
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:
"The Future of Roller Coasters"
39 Days Until RollerCoasterGod's Wedding!!
Ohio Theme Parks Construction
Please visit the small parks. We don't know what's happening behind the scenes
Six Flags, the only chain of parks that can manage to have stacking with a one train operation.
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.
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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