Lakemont Park: Anyboby Been?

Sunday, November 4, 2001 3:00 AM
Has anyboby been to Lakemont. How is it?

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Sunday, November 4, 2001 4:28 AM
VERY FUN. Five coasters. Two classic woodies, a fun mad mouse, a Chance Toboggan & the most rickety kiddie coaster I have ever ridden.

Very small park also & you could probably fit DelGrosso's in on the same day.

I recommend both parks VERY MUCH.

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Sunday, November 4, 2001 5:07 AM
It's basically a field with rides set up in rows. It's not what one would call a "atmosphere" type park, but Leap the Dips is a must ride and one ride in the back seat of Skyliner is worth the price of admission.
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Sunday, November 4, 2001 5:26 AM
It's a wonderful small park. Like someone else said, it's basically a field with rides, games, and concession stands set up.

While I was there I bought a book on Lakemont's history. Apparently, the park's midways were filled with trees, and there were many woods surrounding the park. In the mid 1980's when the Boyer Corporation bought the park and turned it into BoyertownUSA, they cut down all the trees, and built their own midways. They couldn't get insurance to operate any of the coasters, so that's one of the reasons Leap-The-Deaps sat idle for so long. So that idea was a bust, and shortly after it was bought and converted back to Lakemont Park...without the trees.

And ironically enough, the entrance plaza to Boyertown still serves as the entrance to Lakemont.

So to make a long post longer, Lakemont is really fun. They have some really cool coasters - especially Leap-The-Dips and Skyliner. Also try DelGrosso's, which is right down the road!

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Sunday, November 4, 2001 6:06 AM
How can you beat an admission price under $10 and be able to ride 5 coasters and enjoy the water park as well.
When we went last summer we went to see the Altoona Curve play. Nothing like watching the Skyliner running during a game. Plus game nights the parks open till either 11 or midnight.
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Hello, My name is Dan and I'm a coasterholic.

*** This post was edited by coasterpunk on 11/4/2001. ***

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Sunday, November 4, 2001 6:12 AM
Did they plant any new trees? Where is Lakemont park?
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Mike Middleton of Urbana, Indiana
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Sunday, November 4, 2001 7:31 AM
Lakemont's in Altoona,Pa

Are there alot of rides?

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Sunday, November 4, 2001 7:45 AM
http://www.lakemontparkfun.com

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G.Bush:We will find those who did it, smoke them out of their holes, get them running, and bring them to justice.
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Sunday, November 4, 2001 12:59 PM

Mongoose said:
Very small park also & you could probably fit DelGrosso's in on the same day.

Yes, you can -- I've done it, several times :)



I recommend both parks VERY MUCH.

Absolutely. DelGrosso's is a very nice, clean, well-maintained park. They have only one coaster (a Zyklon), but word is they're planning on fixing that situation. They have a good collection of flatrides, though, and some very good food.

Lakemont looks a little rougher around the edges, but Leap-the-Dips and Skyliner are a nice pair of woodies. Leap-the-Dips, especially, is a great ride.

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Sunday, November 4, 2001 1:10 PM
Leap the dips is the worlds oldest operating coaster not to mention the last side friction coaster running in the US.

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Hello, My name is Dan and I'm a coasterholic.

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Sunday, November 4, 2001 6:29 PM
This summer I went on a trip that included Lakemont, Kennywood, and, SFWoA.  And, even though the other parks were larger with better rides, I had the most fun at Lakemont.  Leap-the Dips is worth the visit in itself, it is one of my top coasters.  The other rides are great, also, and I love the way that the baseball stadium is right beside the Skyliner, just brilliant.
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Monday, November 5, 2001 10:51 AM
From what I have been told, the factual information for Lakemont's lack of trees is as follows:

OOOOPS!

Yes, that's right it was a mistake.  Apparently the park was once lush with evergreens, but a landscaping incident left them with none.

Word has it that several of the trees became infected with some sort of "tree disease" and had to be removed.  The trees that were disease free were marked for non-removal.  Well I am sure you have guessed by now, the good ones were removed by mistake.  Then of course the bad ones were removed.  Thus, no trees.

This I was told as word of mouth.  So I don't have a concrete fact to base it on.  Take it for what it is worth.

Shaggy

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