Joyland Amusement Park in Lubbock, Texas has announced that they will not be reopening. The announcement was made on Facebook. See https://www.facebook.com/JoylandAmusementParkLubbock/photos/a.31574...881697770.
Sorry to hear. I remember really liking that park, despite the lack of respectable coasters.
Wishing the Dean family a happy retirement.
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That's sad to see. My family spent a fun afternoon there quite a few years back.
Even as a park enthusiast, I did not know Lubbock had an amusement park until we visited family there. It was a nice surprise and a fun little park.
They purchased the flywheel shuttle loop coaster from Astroworld shortly after it closed, but never installed it. I seem to remember hearing that it was in pretty rough shape.
I's now the only Schwarzkopf shuttle loop coaster in the US, Knotts took a cutting torch to Montezooma's Revenge, to be "reimagined" as a whole new attraction.
There was also an issue with the soil condition at Joyland.
Did they build the park on quicksand?!
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