Joyland Park for sale on Ebay

Saturday, June 11, 2005 11:37 AM

For only $1,650,000.00 everything rides, buildnings and land can all be yours!

Saturday, June 11, 2005 11:42 AM
Wow! I have $3,000, anyone want to help. ;) It could be the new Coaster Buzz headquarters.

Seriously though, that park looks really cool. If I had the money I would, with out a doubt, buy this place. Hell I'd pay that much for the rollercoaster. But thats probably the only thing I'd ride anyway. :)

I bet if someone did buy it and fixed it up good, you could get your money back through profits. That is a really cool idea. I would hate to see a park like this go under.

Saturday, June 11, 2005 11:43 AM
If only I hit a multi-state jackpot that would be one of the first things I would buy.
Saturday, June 11, 2005 12:55 PM
What a bargain! This place looks like it could've been really fun. How was Roller Coaster? The realtor should at least spell Schmeck's name correctly in the Ebay listing.

Hmmm I wonder if Knoebels would like to add another Schmeck to their arsenal.

Saturday, June 11, 2005 1:00 PM
Based on the pics of the coaster alone. You'd end up spending another million to get it up to safety standards alone.
Saturday, June 11, 2005 2:18 PM
Are the NIMBYs included in the price?
Saturday, June 11, 2005 3:57 PM
The roller coaster there was really fun. It was very big-dipperish, I rode it almost 15 times and I was at Joyland for only 5 hours, and on top of that, I rode just about every other ride they had there.

The park actually has quite a bit of land that is just being used for "strolling around" in. I mean...nice land too! There are very tall, mature trees, and even a small creek.

The thing I'm most concerened about this park is its competiion with Wild West World. WWW looks like a whole lot better park that I'd rather go to than Joyland.(When it opens) I'm afraid that it alone could scare away potential buyers.(Not to mention the fact that All Star Sports-East is getting amusement rides also.)

BTW - The log jam at Joyland RULES!! *** Edited 6/11/2005 7:58:57 PM UTC by Physix***

Saturday, June 11, 2005 4:40 PM

Corkscrewy said:
It could be the new Coaster Buzz headquarters.quote]

Thats a good idea if everyone could get the money.

Saturday, June 11, 2005 9:54 PM
Here's a link to a news story plus video on the sale...

Saturday, June 11, 2005 11:16 PM
Man, I wonder how much shipping would be.:) Seriously though. This isn't a very bad deal. Over 20 rides and attractions. Thats really good. It doesn't look like it would be to much trouble to get those up and running again.
Saturday, June 11, 2005 11:38 PM
.. but trust me, when it comes to used rides that haven't been run in a while. Looks can be VERY deceiving. Even a ride that has just sat for a year and a half can hold more surprises than you realize, and that's after they were properly winterized.
Sunday, June 12, 2005 9:45 AM
I thought was going to be a porn link...but it does indeed get you to the park story... :-)

I'm glad I got to this park a few years ago...

Sunday, June 12, 2005 9:56 AM
Is that blue thing in the third picture (maybe 4th-can't remember) a water slide?

That would be cool if CoasterBuzz owned a park and we all talked about it and made suggestions and managed it and rented it out some days (for free ;-) ). Thats a really good idea.


Sunday, June 12, 2005 10:36 AM
That blue this is just a giant dry slide that is seen in many traveling carnivals and small parks. The kind that you go down on, sitting on a potato sack.(lol)
Sunday, June 12, 2005 10:48 AM
Well looks like a deal to for the biggest problem....the financial....I'll rename it to Which-Way-Wonderland (and Corkscrewy can add a few coasters with me) ;)
Sunday, June 12, 2005 11:47 AM

Corkscrewy said:
Wow! I have $3,000, anyone want to help. It could be the new Coaster Buzz headquarters.

I have about $300. Anyone else? ;-)

That IS a great deal! I would buy that in a heartbeat. Hopefully SOMEONE will save it.

You just can't easily find a park with such a nice collection of flats (not to mention the coaster) like that nowadays. Just judging from the photos it looks to be in decent shape.


*** Edited 6/12/2005 3:50:17 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

Sunday, June 12, 2005 12:08 PM
A quick estimate based on the general condition as seen in the photo's, aside from the initial $1.6 mil to buy the park and land, you're looking at about another $3-4 million to get the park to open. And that's just building repairs, ride rehab, landscaping, etc..

You have no idea how much it can run to rehab a simple ride like a ferris wheel, let alone the coaster.

Sunday, June 12, 2005 12:25 PM
My guess was 3.5 million to be operating including working capital. Of course that could change after an inspection, most likely upwards. And as Physix mentioned, you have to look at the market conditions.
Sunday, June 12, 2005 12:43 PM
I thought it was funny on the video how the guys said someone asked about trading a yacht!
Sunday, June 12, 2005 12:59 PM
Also, if you are to re-open the park...

...the general public who used to goto the park would expect new owners to bring in some new rides... so better think about adding another million or so in new attractions... even used ones aren't cheap!


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