I was watching the news the other day, and they said that area officials are going to re-open Glen Echo amusement park in Washington, DC. They are going to add new coasters, and restore Coaster Dips, an old classic! ----------------- Entrance admission: $38 Souveniers: $16 Riding Flight of Fear 7 times in a row: Priceless
anyone have a website? I can't find the park/coaster on RCDB. ----------------- G.Bush:We will find those who did it, smoke them out of their holes, get them running, and bring them to justice. I pray that I will never see a Six Flags Conneaut Lake
Their website doesn't seem to mention still having the coaster. Are you sure it's still there? ----------------- Got a problem with RWB/MS? you've got a problem with me! www.woodencoaster.com I pray that I will never see a Six Flags Conneaut Lake
I believe that the only remains of the original park are the original merry go round, the Spanish Ballroom, the main gate and the midway buildings. I haven't been by there in a while but I also seem to remember the original bumper cars (Dodge 'Em) building was still standing. Most of the events that are held there these days are arts & crafts festivals, big band dancing in the Spanish Ballroom, etc. Its hard to imagine that the National Park Service would be involved in running an amusement park or that they would turn over or sell the property to a private investor who would operate one, but stranger things have happened. It would be cool to see one of the old "trolley parks" reincarnated.
*** This post was edited by Rescue131 on 9/24/2001. ***
I would like to clarify what obviously is wishful thinking. Glen Echo is a National Park, run by the National Park Service. Recently, it was granted a most generous donation, and the buildings and grounds are scheduled for restoration, the restoration does not include re-installing the coasters.
For the record,
the CUDDLE UP is not a coaster.
nor is the FLYING SCOOTERS
Coaster Dips, the largest coaster to run at Glen Echo is gone, there are only a few traces of the ride still hiding in the woods, they're crumbling pieces of footers, and steel from the track top.
Coaster Dips began as a side friction smaller coaster of the same name, and as thrills became more wild, it was retrofitted. with new track and nearly doubled in height.
Clara Bartons house is also on the border of the property.
Coaster Zombies has scheduled a tour of the park for October 7th at 10 or 11am