Lake Lansing Amusement Park, MI

Saturday, June 8, 2002 8:35 AM
Does anyone know anything about the Lake Lansing Amusement Park in East Lansing, MI?

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 8:41 AM
My grandma has told me about it, I think it had a Carousel and a Fairis Wheel. I'll ask her more about at comencement tomorrow.

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*** This post was edited by Goku2216 on 6/8/2002. ***

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 8:44 AM

http://www.ingham.org/PK/LakeLansingSouth.htm

That's all I could find for ya :)

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 8:49 AM
I know it had a Carousel & Ferris Wheel. I've heard that many times. What about the RollerCoaster?

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 9:00 AM
The rollercoaster was torn down in the 70's. There is nothing there now but a beach and I believe the pavilion that used to house the carousel is still there. What few rides they did have were removed long ago. The insurance was too expensive.
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Saturday, June 8, 2002 10:46 AM

Lake Lansing has had several incarnations. It was a complete amusement park at one time with the ususal complement of rides (Carousel, Coaster Ferris Wheel,etc).It survived until the late 1960's. The carousel, a four row Wm. H. Dentzel machine was sold to Cedar Point. It would be installed in Frontiertown where it operated until being moved to Dorney Park.

Lake Lansing Park ,sans rides, became part of the parks dept, offering green grass and picnic facilities. In the early 1980's under a lease agreement, the Wolfe family formerly of Rocky Springs Park in Lancaster,PA, installed their three row Dentzel machine in the still standing carousel building. They also installed one of the two surviving Parker Coach ferris wheels. This arrangement continued untill the late 1980's when the big liabilty insurance crisis hit. They were unable to secure adequete coverage to satisfy the parks dept. The rides were removed and put into storage. Lake Lansing once again became a "green" park.

The Parker Wheel was obtained by Crossroads Village in nearby Flint, and the Carousel operated under lease for a few years in Dollywood. It now has been purchased by a non profit group in Lancaster,PA and is going "home".

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 3:42 PM
If it moved to crossroads village, then in that case Ive been on it.
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Sunday, June 9, 2002 1:41 PM
Any Pics?

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Who can go a whole day at MiA riding Timbers ONCE? Repeat after me: "I hate parent chaperones"

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 2:10 PM
I have some slides of the Wolfe's operation back in '86, but they're buried deep in storage. As far as the original operation I don't recall ever seeing any pics.
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