Oldest Park?

Friday, November 23, 2001 9:26 AM
Gotta be Alton Towers, opened centuries ago.....
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Friday, November 23, 2001 9:40 AM
Nope

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Friday, November 23, 2001 10:27 AM
I dunno about worldwide, however the oldest park I think in the U.S. is some park in Connecticut, and Cedar Point is the 2nd oldest in the U.S.

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Friday, November 23, 2001 11:26 AM
 
WORLD'S OLDEST OPERATING AMUSEMENT PARKS
In same location
1. Bakken, Klampenborg, Denmark 1583
2. The Prater, Vienna, Austria 1766
3. Blackgang Chine Cliff Top Theme Park, Ventnor, UK 1842
4. Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark 1843
5. Lake Compounce Amusement Park, Bristol, CT, USA 1846
6. Hanayashiki, Tokyo, Japan 1853
7. Grand Pier, Teignmouth, UK 1865
8. Blackpool Central Pier, Blackpool, UK 1868
9. Cedar Point, Sandusky, OH, USA 1870
10. Clacton Pier, Clacton, UK 1871
11. Idlewild Park, Ligonier, PA, USA 1878
12. Sea Breeze Amusement Park, Rochester, NY, USA 1879
13. Skegness Pier, Skegness, UK 1881
14. Grona Lund Tivoli, Stockholm, Sweden 1883
15. Dorney Park, Allentown, PA, USA 1884
16. Pullen Park, Raleigh, NC 1887
Coney Island, Cincinnati, OH 1886
17. Beech Bend Park, Bowling Green, KY, USA 1888
Geauga Lake, Aurora, OH, USA 1888
19. Arnold's Park, Arnold's Park, IA 1889
20. Carousel Gardens - City Park, New Orleans, LA, USA 1891
21. Conneaut Lake Park, Conneaut Lake Park, PA, USA 1892
Columbian Park, Lafayette, IN 1892
23. Trimper's Rides and Amusements, Ocean City, MD, USA 1893
Whalom Park, Fitchburg, MA, USA 1893
25. Lakemont Park, Altoona, PA, USA 1894
26. New Walton Pier, Walton-on-Naze, UK 1895
27. Widam Park, Budapest, Hungary 1896
Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool UK 1896
Waldameer Park, Erie, PA, USA 1896
Lagoon Park, Farmington, UT, USA 1896
31. Takarazuka Familyland, Takarazuka, Japan 1898
Mumbles Pier, Mumbles, UK 1898
Village Park, Old Orchard Beach, ME, USA 1898
Midway Park, Maple Springs, NY, USA 1898
Kennywood, West Mifflin, PA, USA 1898
36. Tibidabo, Barcelona, Spain 1899
Toledo Zoo, Toledo, OH, USA 1899
38. Vollmar's Park, Bowling Green, OH, USA 1900
39. Brighton Palace Pier, Brighton, UK 1901
40. Brittania Pier, Great Yarmouth, UK 1902
Canobie Lake Park, Salem, NH, USA 1902
Camden Park, Huntington, WV 1902
43. Bushkill Park, Easton, PA, USA 1902
44. Grand Pier, Weston Super Mare, UK 1904
Keansburg Amusement Park, Keansburg, NJ 1904
46. Oaks Amusement Park, Portland, OR, USA 1905
Carousel Village - Roger Williams Park, Providence, RI 1905
48. Frontierland, Morcambe, UK 1906
49. Toshimaen Park, Koyama, Japan 1907
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA, USA 1907
Clementon Amusement Park, Clementon, NJ, USA 1907
Lenape Park, Mays Landing, NJ, USA 1907
Hersheypark, Hershey, PA, USA 1907

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Friday, November 23, 2001 12:27 PM
Oldest in the world is Tivoli Gardens in Denmark and the oldest in the United States in Lake Compounce.  Home of the #1 wooden roller coaster in the world!:)
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Saturday, November 24, 2001 3:59 PM
1583???!!! Wow, would love to see what contraptions were there back then.....
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Saturday, November 24, 2001 4:27 PM
Ride the pagan hanging machines!  View witch executions!  Experience the bewildering amusement of being burned at the stake!
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Saturday, November 24, 2001 4:57 PM
If only I had a time machine

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Sunday, November 25, 2001 9:07 AM
This list is misleading. Many of these parks did indeed open on the date listed, but they opened as picnic, swimming and rowing sites. If you specify the first installed mechanical motorized ride, which I suggest is the beginning of an actual amusement park, many of the early parks would be pushed back into the 20th century, and some of the others would take their places as true pioneers.
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