New Joyland owners may reopen park next spring

Posted Wednesday, November 2, 2005 12:17 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Joyland Amusement Park has been sold, and Stanley and Margaret Nelson say they are ready to return to retirement. They are delighted with the terms of the sale, which were not disclosed, and the buyer's experience with running amusement parks.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2005 2:04 AM
I never thought I see Joyland reopening. I thought this nice little park was gone.
Wednesday, November 2, 2005 7:38 AM
Good to hear. If it opens back up next year, I will need to make it a priority visit.
Wednesday, November 2, 2005 12:58 PM
Well that might change my vacation plans for next year. With Joyland's recent history (and who knows of its future), may have to get out there to ride one of the dwindling number of Schmeck coasters remaining.
Wednesday, November 2, 2005 1:41 PM
This park has an awesome coaster! The first hill sways a full foot each way as the coaster goes down it! I have prayed for somebody to step forward and purchase this park just for that ride. The other rides are: a really old dark ride that could really be awesome with some TLC, a mini log flume, and a heap of carnival rides. They do have an old clown playing a piano that drives you crazy throughout your stay but it's worth the trip from coast to coast just to ride the Roller Coaster.
Wednesday, November 2, 2005 4:01 PM
Don't tell my in-laws. They live in Wichita, and are constantly trying to entice us to come and visit more...




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