Playland (NJ) mouse for sale

Sunday, March 7, 2004 3:38 PM

Just figured I'd bring it up in case anyone is interested.

Sunday, March 7, 2004 4:24 PM
Certainly was one of the best mouses I've ever been on, second only to Hershey's. I'll miss it.

GADV should buy it, only $250,000, just throw some paint on it and play it off as new.

I just hope it finds a good home.

Sunday, March 7, 2004 9:34 PM
I wonder why it is for sale?

It looks like a decent it to make room for a new ride?

Sunday, March 7, 2004 9:59 PM
It's probally one of the best Mice I have been on.

Hope someone picks it up, too!

Sunday, March 7, 2004 10:16 PM
The old Miler mice are, IMO, much better than the newer Wild Mice. Narrower track, sharper turns and tandem seating cars just make it much more thrilling. Plus, I don't recall a single trim brake anywhere on the course.

I've never ridden this one in NJ, but have ridden the Wild Chipmunk at Lakeside Park in Denver the one in Amarillo, TX and many times. Looks to be the exact same layout.

Man, I'd love to have $250,000 to spare. I'd buy it in a heartbeat! *** Edited 3/8/2004 3:16:40 AM UTC by HarryTraver***

Monday, March 8, 2004 12:03 AM
Wow, I just rode the one at Adventure City, and it was awesome. It's sad to see one for sale. Hopefully *someone* will buy it.
Monday, March 8, 2004 1:46 PM
Sad... another one of those Jersey shore coasters that I passed on a million times or so, only to have taken away before I finally got smart and took a spin.

Hopefully, no one buys and I'll be able to ride it this summer... or is the ride being removed, regardless of whether its sold or not? Speaking of small Jersey coasters, I wonder what happened with the proposed sale of Morey's RC-48? I never heard if the coaster was removed or if a replacement was chosen.

Monday, March 8, 2004 2:13 PM
I'll be darned...

Last year on our way back from Wildwood, my wife and I made a quick stop at Ocean City. We saw the coasters at Playland and Gillians, but it was still early in the day and they were not open yet. Instead of waiting around we decided to move on and catch them this summer.

When will I ever learn. *** Edited 3/8/2004 7:14:11 PM UTC by SLFAKE***

Monday, March 8, 2004 3:27 PM
That kind of thinking already caused me to miss Clementon's Jack Rabbit... sadly, I think I have FINALLY learned, albeit a little too late.
Monday, March 8, 2004 4:31 PM
By dumb luck I got in Jack Rabbit during its last operating season simply because I had nothing to do one saturday and didn't mind the 3 hr drive (6 hr drive round trip) to NJ.

Also, this past season, by dumb luck once again, I decided to head up to Dorney one sunday (close to Labor Day) that my wife had to work. Never would have guessed that my two rides on Hercules would be my last ever.

Conversely, a few seasons ago decided to skip a New England trip until "next year"... a trip that was to include Whalom. Unfortunately, there was no next year for Whalom.

*** Edited 3/8/2004 9:32:46 PM UTC by SLFAKE*** *** Edited 3/8/2004 9:35:32 PM UTC by SLFAKE***

Monday, March 8, 2004 4:34 PM
We tried to ride the Jack Rabbit this summer, but it was closed. Too little, too late.
Monday, March 8, 2004 4:37 PM
Isn't this the loop coaster at Seaside Heights?

Not a good couple of years for small NJ steel coasters...

Monday, March 8, 2004 5:01 PM
Looks like the same coaster to me. I have ridden that one, but stupid me passed up the Wizard's Cavern. I think many of us have stories of "the one that got away."
Monday, March 8, 2004 5:28 PM
Rob, the looping coaster has been on that site for at least a couple years now. Not sure it's in any real danger.
Monday, March 8, 2004 10:44 PM
I was lucky enough to ride the Schiff Wild Mouse at Conneaut Lake in 1990 and I wasn't even aware that was it's last year. Weird how things work out sometimes.
Tuesday, March 9, 2004 8:55 AM
I didn't think that parks were lined up for that loop coaster, but I didn't know it was for sale, either.

I wonder why all these little Jersey amusement parks are getting ready to sell off/demolish these small steel coasters. I'm not sure if this is still the case, but not long ago the Wonderland (Ocean City) City Jet was up for sale, too. All these coasters for sale and no replacements in sight is a little disturbing.


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