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.
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.
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
Edit: Beat *** Edited 5/17/2006 11:22:37 PM UTC by pkidelirium***
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I wish. ;-)
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
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. ;-)
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. :)
Long live the Big Bad Wolf
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***
Long live the Big Bad Wolf
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!
I'll drop a link if I can.
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.
My band "The Cedar Kings". "Ordinary Day" a trip report in song.
Honestly I could be wrong but he's a enthusiast who never really had a viable financing plan.
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.
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