Little A-Merrick-A 6/5

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Monday, June 6, 2005 10:32 PM
This is a small park in a small town. It's kind of a do it yourself park. Small and nothing fancy, but nice. There are only 2 adult coasters now. The first is a portable mouse which is well done and pretty nice for one of these. The second is a Chance Toboggan. This Toboggan has so much padding inside the roof that my 5' 8" frame was jammed in tight. 6 footers need not apply.

The park also has a number of flats, but the real feature is the 16" gauge miniature train. I suspect that this park started with the owners train hobby. The train is live steam and they have a fabulous collection of old engines and rolling stock tucke away. Don't skip the train when you are here.

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Monday, June 6, 2005 10:45 PM
Well if for anything else, I will visit for the whiskey river railway. Im a steam nut myself.

It is my understanding that Steam only runs weekends and they run deisels durring the week.

There is in fact a local scale railway club (Not just the owners) that make it their home.

Can you belive that some of these guys spend tens of thousands of hours and upwards of 30 grand to build these. This park lets us share in their experience and hobby, We should thank them as most of these clubs operate on a members only basis Incling the one on Rt. 1 between Lawrencburg and St. Leon Indiana.

Chuck, thanking Jim for his TR and wondered if any sign of the building of the Jr. woodie has started?

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Monday, June 6, 2005 10:56 PM
Jim - any sign of construction of the Schmeck Jr woodie?
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Tuesday, June 7, 2005 1:08 PM
Yes, the footers are in for the turn arounds, and the asphalt is cut for the footers connecting the turn arounds. The location is pretty much in the middle of the main ride area. Like most of the work at the park, this is being done slowly on a more or less do it yourself basis. I'm guessing that they plan to have all of the footers in before the park closes for the season. Then, they can do the vertical work while the park is closed for the winter.
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Tuesday, June 7, 2005 1:42 PM
Yeah...rcdb now lists it as opening in 2006. I should have checked there.
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Tuesday, June 7, 2005 10:26 PM
Sounds like a ok park, i live only about 1 hr away but never knew about it till recently, they should adverise a little more to locals. I will have to visit on a weekend to enjoy the steam train, does anyone know the park's hours??
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Tuesday, June 7, 2005 11:17 PM
http://www.littleamerricka.com/
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Thursday, June 9, 2005 9:59 PM
10 to 6
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Friday, June 10, 2005 9:43 PM
I stopped by for a couple of hours while I was up in the Dells on Memorial Day weekend.

What a great little park. Seeing parks like this operating always bring good feelings. With all the biggest, fastest, loopingest mentality of the major parks, it is sooo refreshing to visit a small park like Little A-Merrick-A.

The music was almost straight out of RCT, as was most of the park. Every employee was super friendly and it felt genuine, not your mega park pre-packaged have a nice day spiel.

My first Chance Toboggan, not sure if that was a good thing but it definately wasn't as bad as I was anticipating. The Mouse was a unique layout for me. And the train ride was definately worth the price. That was about it as far as the rides I rode. Almost took a spin on the monorail, but opted for another spin on the Mouse. Too bad I didn't allocate enough time for this small park.

Another lasting impression was the cleanliness of the park and how nice all of their rides looked. I've been to other tiny parks where the rides looked like they hadn't been painted in quite a while. Not here, everything looked like it was recently painted.

The jr. woodie footers are definately evident in the center of the park. This is going to be one small woodie. I'll definately have to pay a visit once it's open.

Sorry that I keep hijacking your TR's Jim ;)

*** Edited 6/11/2005 1:45:21 AM UTC by Incidentalist***

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Friday, June 10, 2005 10:24 PM
If anyone ever makes it out to Ocean City, MD there is another Chance Tobogan at Trimper's Rides at the end of the Ocean City Boardwalk.
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Saturday, June 11, 2005 12:04 AM
My first tobogan was Swamp Buggy at Astroworld long ago. Is the tobogan still at Lakemont?
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Saturday, June 11, 2005 2:29 AM

Jim Fisher said:
The second is a Chance Toboggan. This Toboggan has so much padding inside the roof that my 5' 8" frame was jammed in tight. 6 footers need not apply.


For what it's worth, my 6ft 2 in. frame actually squeazed into one of these cars. Don't ask me how I did it, but damn, glad I wasnt clausterphobic. :)

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Monday, June 13, 2005 2:00 PM
I like the name Meteor. I wonder if that has anything to do with the park's ultimate plan of rebuilding the Lincoln Park Comet?
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Monday, June 13, 2005 3:57 PM

Chitown said:


For what it's worth, my 6ft 2 in. frame actually squeazed into one of these cars. Don't ask me how I did it, but damn, glad I wasnt clausterphobic.


Try being 6 ft 4 and about 275, I hear ya on the clausterphobic park, talk about a super tight squeeze.

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