Saturday, March 19, 2005 12:16 PM
I was just looking around at the Lesourdsville Lake Historical site and was looking at pics and videos of Screechin' Eagle, and I gotta say, I miss the heck out of that park, and esp. that coaster. Some of the pics of the early-70's trains that they had were awesome.
I guess this rainy Saturday is making me nostalgic.
Saturday, March 19, 2005 1:07 PM
The sad thing is, It's not opening again this year.
Saturday, March 19, 2005 1:29 PM
Where have you heard that? Last that I heard was that they were looking for someone to run the park this year.
Saturday, March 19, 2005 1:55 PM
Yeah, Couch is still looking but he also made comment that several rides in the park aren't his to use (Pughs former rides that have leans on them) He can't move em or anything till.
Rideman said it once. The man is not going to take another hit like he did in 2002. He will either get the proper people to buy/run it or won't do it at all.
Chuck, who says you can view all this around the site at www.americanaamusementpark.com That rides statement comes from his report and can be viewed in the IN THE NEWS part of the site.
Saturday, March 19, 2005 4:42 PM
I had heard a few things about the park opening in 2005. Needless to say, this is really awful news. I'm keeping my fingers crossed but I'm not sure what good that will do at this point.
Saturday, March 19, 2005 6:37 PM
It's a shame that the park won't be open this year. I really hope some solution is found that could keep this place open.
My first choice would be for the park to remain where it is, but at the very least the Screachin' Eagle should be relocated. It's definately a coaster worth saving (again). It would be a welcome addition to several small parks in the region. Please don't let this classic die (again).
Sunday, March 20, 2005 12:57 AM
Kennywood should buy it and add another Miller to their collection ;)
But I'd rather see Americana/LeSourdsville reopen and stay open!
Monday, March 21, 2005 12:00 AM
Somebody mentioned a few months ago (Chuck?) that Coney Island expressed some interest in my little Eaglet. Anyone else recall that or have any further details?
Monday, March 21, 2005 1:27 AM
That would be an interesting purchase for them to make, considering how the two parks were in competition with each other decades ago (back in Coney's glory days). Not that you'd catch me complaining...