I am heading through the area next week and was wondering the status of this park. I have tried a google search, but didn't really get what I was looking for. As I understand it, the park will be open, but the coaster will not. Any updates? Their website mentions Nightmare (the coaster's new name)
Yes the park is open but the coaster has not been cleared by the state to operate and may not do so this season. From what I have heard, it still has a lot of work to be done to it before it can be operational again -- also you heard right about the name *groan*
What is going to happen to that great old station? It's going to be painted over with the generic Nightmare name instead of the somehow less generic (and classic) Roller Coaster? Since it looks like I'd have to shift my plans to get there on a weekend since they don't operate at all during the week, it just won't be worth it. Hopefully sometime soon when they get that coaster cleared.
I visited over July 4th weekend this summer. I was wandering about the park and just about to leave when the owner greeted me and after talking a bit asked if I'd like a walking tour of Nightmare. Wait...what?! Did he just say what I think he said? Of course I said NO! ;)
Moosh, I'm not complaining. Sorry if it sounded like that was the tone of my post. Just getting the coaster running again is my top hope for the park. Classics are my favorite and it always leaves a lump in my stomach when another one gets lost (like Pippin' since it was a really great coaster). I just love the nostalgia of the classic rides and Nightmare doesn't seem like a very fitting theme.
That's awesome thrillerman! It looks like a great little park with a nice setting and a classic coaster. I wish I had the chance to do a track walk. *** Edited 8/2/2006 10:49:17 PM UTC by GoliathKills***
Got love the nose art on the train -- nothing screams Ghettoland more than that. Shoot why don't they get one of the local hoodlums to come spray paint them a better nose art -- they would happily do it as they tag everything else.
The art on the train is in the process of being completed. The finished product will look excellent. Its good to see the park being renovated. The park was in a really rundown condition and you cant come back from that overnight.
I hope that this park can survive and get its coaster running again. The most important thing is for more people to come to the parks.
I was at Conneaut Lake two days ago and that park appears to be getting its act together at last. The restored Tumble Bug and the Iron Horse Train were great to have back again. Blue Streak remains one of those great classic coasters that we all want to preserve. The park looked so nice with its shaded passageways and relaxed atmosphere.
Let's do what we can to preserve the traditional parks. They are too precious for us to lose them.
"Party on Joyland", responding to the article, said: Cabaret license, Dance hall license??? Did they get these straight out of Cowtown???
Another person responded with what I'd consider *reasonable* arguments about noise levels at 2-3am...
This licensing *stuff* is just that, but if neighbors have noise complaints at THOSE hours, I can kinda understand....and I'm one of those weirdos AWAKE at that time of night, er, morning... ;)
Hopefully it'll all get worked out, that coaster is needed to keep the park operating, and noise is one of the things that comes with a rollercoaster...(offer not valid on Talon or on Idlewild's Mouse, LOL).