Lesourdville OFFICIALLY no longer a amusement park

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 6:58 PM
From Americanaamusementpark.com

The scrambler has been sold to Kissel Brothers carny and the Electric Rainbow has been sold to Strickers Grove.

No other info available at this time.
I told you things would move quick if his plans were to not have the amusment park.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 7:07 PM
That is really sad news. One the best little woodies ever built lives in that park. Any word on it?

I am not surprised, but it's still very sad to hear. I really liked that little park the one and only time I visited.


Wednesday, May 17, 2006 7:20 PM
Well aparently the Screechin Eagle and Flume are not for sale through the broker. A local interest has been interested in The Eagle since 2000. (My guess would be Coney Island Cincinnati)

Heres the list of rides for sale.

All Rides for Sale by Private Treaty

1975 Chance Merry-Go-Round 3 abreast, 30 horses, metal floor, new scenery
and scenery panels. This ride is like new.

Kiddie Mangels Merry-Go-Round 24 horses

Zamperla Kiddie Swing Ride

Allan Herschell Helicopter Ride

Allan Herschell Elephant Ride

Allan Herschell Skyfighter Ride

Hampton Umbrella Space Age Ride

Hampton Umbrella Combination Ride

Chambers Kiddie Turtle Ride

Tubs of Fun

Venture Kid Mouse Ride

Allan Herschell Little Dipper – New style

RockOPlane – ground model

Cyclone Steel Serpent coaster – real nice, portable

Huss Pirate Ship, trailer-mounted , real nice.

Kiddie Cage Wheel


Large Mangels Whip Ride – Park model


2 National Trains - 2 engines and ten cars, lots of track and switches, old but nice.

All Rides are in Good Condition, Ready to Operate.
All Sold As-is, where-is, no guarantees. 60 days removal.
Terms cash or cashier’s check.
Jerry Couch, Owner.

Contact Bob Kissel
Exclusive Sales Agent
8253 East Lee Hill Rd., Madison, IN 47250
812 839 3255

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 7:22 PM
"The SE is not for sale through this broker. There is also a potential buyer that resides in this area and has had his eye on it since 2000."

Edit: Beat *** Edited 5/17/2006 11:22:37 PM UTC by pkidelirium***

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 7:25 PM
That would be me!

I wish. ;-)


Wednesday, May 17, 2006 7:51 PM
Aparently it isn't Coney who's interested.

What else is their? Columbus Zoo? Camden?

Strickers I don't believe have the means or money to buy and move it in quick manner and even then would take em three years to put it back up.

Chuck, whos curious and will find out who the Eagle party is but doesn't wanna interfear either

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 7:54 PM
Well the Columbus Zoo is taking over Wyandot. I wouldn't be surprised.

As far as Camden I can't really see them getting the Eagle (although that would be my DREAM!) but I wouldn't be surprised if they are interested in some of the flats for sale.

They could easily move it over to PKI but that would never happen. It doesn't hurt to dream, though. ;-)


Wednesday, May 17, 2006 7:58 PM
Maybe some rich dude wants his own back-yard woodie. Hopefully it will move on to thrill the public again.

I've always been surprised no rich peeps seem to have their own backyard (not home-made) coaster. If I had the money, I'd surely have one. :)

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 8:17 PM
Not me, Id travel the world riding rollercoasters and be a professional pimp to myself like The Playboy owner :)
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 10:30 PM
I am really bummed about this news right now.....

BUT(!), what if the "local interest since 2000" is Mr. Couch himself?

A few staple attractions are NOT listed:

Flying Scooters - Giant Slide - Sky Ride - Boats

HMMMMMMMMMMM! Veeeeeeeeery Interesting!

(Nice to dream):) *** Edited 5/18/2006 2:40:20 AM UTC by CastleKing***

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 10:41 PM
I don't know, Chuck. You might want your own Voyage after next weekend. ;)
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 10:55 PM
^And Rumbler. ;-)


Wednesday, May 17, 2006 11:00 PM
Nah, I'll just live in my Condo over Voyages station, Thank you very much.

Words circulating that the sky ride is either already sold or staying, Possibly the Giant slide as well.

There is a ride called Tub's of Fun on there that Im not sure what it is, could be scooters. Could already be sold but the structure to the flyers was still there as of two months ago.

The Pirate swinging ship is the best swinging ship I've ridden next to PKI's and is a mid sized modle that has good capasity. MAYFLOWER ANYONE? it was totally rehabbed in 2002 and ran awesome.

The WHip while not running at speed in 2002 was the second best whip I've ever ridden only to Camdens, Kennywoods, Knoebels, Dorneys don't even come close in intensity but they painted the floor and it was slow in 2002. My guess is to cover rust shen it should have been sanded. Some paint thinner and a mop could fix the HERSHEY PROBLEM.

Word is that no reasonable offer is being refused. I told ya before that if this was his plan, Things would move very fast. he wants campers NEXT SPRING!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 11:11 PM
There is to be a article on the fate of Lesourdville Lake tomorrow in the Middletown Journal.

I'll drop a link if I can.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 11:32 PM
The "Tubs of Fun" ride is probably the Venture kiddie tub ride identified in 1999 as "Melon Madness".

It would be FANTASTIC if the group looking at the Eagle happened to be the Columbus Zoo, but sadly I suspect it isn't even on their radar.

I wonder if the interested party could be either ITPS, or (possibly more likely) the Robinson group. Both of those companies are based in Cincinnati, and both of those companies represent multiple parks. I think William H. Robinson might be a likely "interested party" as a representative of one of the parks they do advertising for (Indiana Beach, Lake Winnie, and a couple of others), particularly since Americana was once a client. Oh, and I can think of one more person. His name escapes me at the moment, but he was trying very very hard to buy the park when the Coney Island people sold it, but lost out to Couch. But he is also in the Cincinnati area.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 11:36 PM
I'm glad I made it to the park also to get a few laps on SE. I'd like to see SE at Stricker's or Wyandot. Wouldn't be as nice as LeSourdsville opening back up, but it would be great.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 11:40 PM
Jeff Stoneking?

Honestly I could be wrong but he's a enthusiast who never really had a viable financing plan.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 11:51 PM
I'd love for HW to grab the Whip ;)
Thursday, May 18, 2006 12:02 AM
Howabout a awesome Swinging ship called the Mayflower?

Honestly almost the whole lineup would be nice but they just spent 13 million.

Ten Tub flyer? Tilt? expanded kiddy section or sections? Carousel?

HW park is to me what Dorney park was before they comercialized it. Charming and fun instead of barren and bland with some big thrills thrown in, HW is keeping it's charms.

Thursday, May 18, 2006 12:45 AM
Obviously CP is buying the SE and putting it in Frontier Town while the Intamin track is clearly going to GL. ;)

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