Screechn' Eagles REAL problems

Friday, June 7, 2002 9:08 PM
'Ello Coaster Fans...

BIG trip report to come later tomorrow after MUCH sleep tonight. Quick note though.

I just got back from LeSourdsville. Shawna and I drove 4 hours down there to find out the SEagle was closed (they said it might be up and running early this morning after calling). To make a long story short. We got to talk to the VP and he was VERY nice thanked us for coming and gave us some "exclusive areas to take some pics." The real reason he said for some rides being down is,
"We are a few bolts shy of passing the expections"
You could tell how they have really been working hard on this ride, and others though. He said the train did not pass the expection early today. I had a great time talking to him and some other management people but just to let you know they are REALLY working on the rides to get them up and running and he said he feels the park will be up and running like he wants it to in 2 weeks. They didn't want to delay the opening anymore though he felt kinda of upset yet sheer happiness at the same time. Which I felt also. It was just SOOOooo great being at the park and seeing it again! As for the computer problems he said there were a few but those have been fixed. He gave Shawna and me 4 tickets to come back!! Great job!! Thanks and I can't wait to ride the Eagle later!!!

"The Future of Roller Coasters"
-RollerCoasterGod

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 12:01 AM

Ya know, I was a little bummed at first that the Eagle was down and the flume too but found some great jewels that are not closeby!

Flyers! Now IMHO these are the best flyers I have ever ridden. You have to steer totally oposite to get it to work but you can get some better top snappage and good bottom snappage if you figure it out. They are also faster than PKI and almost as fast as Knoebles so the other planes do not interfeer with your ride! If you want to, You can do some increadible trick flying also such as turning your car around backwards at the top and bottoms!

Musik Express! Ok, I had ridden hymalyas before but this one was operating full tilt! They had not put the roof on yet and the music and sound system were not installed yet but the ride was ready, The op said the sound system is in that trailer back there full of speakers ect!

Tip Top! The only other one I have ever seen is at Strickers Grove and you can only visit there twice a year. This is a tea cup spin and spew with a twist, The platform hops at one end and you will get pops of latteral airtime when spinning!

Nice new paint and great running Titlt A Whirl!

Calypso is still there! But it runs a bit slower than it used to.

Whip, Now this was my second fastest whip ever but it wasnt running like that today.

Zipper! WOW!

Serpent, Ok, its a galaxi and the only restraint is a seatbelt! I thought it was great fun. Lesourdsville even restored another train so It may go back to two two car trains seating 8 each.

Facination is there and open!

I found all the employees nice, SOme were getting used to things but very nice.

The pool is open, The eagle and flume are supposed to be open by next week although several rides such as scrambler, Rock o Plane and Swinging ship (Newley repainted and looking great) Will take a couple three weeks.

Things should definetly be a go for a July 5th meet there after meeting at Strickers july 4th for evening rides and fireworks.

Lesourdsville is also planing to have live bands on saturday nighs, Next saturday is a classic band, The Vandells.

Chuck, who says its pay as you go this weekend, $1 for anything and everything but no Eagle or flume, Take your suit, The pool looks good!

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Charles Nungester
Lesourdsville Lake, The great American amusement park opens the season June 6th Thurs-Sun every week. Park phone is (513)539-2193

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 12:35 AM
I was there tonight as well and thoroughly enjoyed those Flyers. If you do it just right you can scrape against that tree right above the operator. The best part was the operator's face when people were snapping the cables and doing that fancy trick flying. I really don't think he had ever seen anything quite like that before and wasn't to sure if it was permissible. He never said stop though.

I was disappointed that the Eagle was not Screeching tonight but still enjoyed my time spent remembering the old Lesourdsville Lake (show my age a little) and Americana.

Those orange and black shirts the ride ops were wearing bring back some memories as well. I like how they had Lesourdsville Lake patches made to cover the Americana name. If I recall those seasons that the park was under Coney Islands control the ride ops would wear purple and teal shirts. The orange dates back to the previous groups of owners.

Didn't Americana have a spider at one time near the Calypso? Or am I thinking of some other park. I will shut up for now.

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 7:02 AM

What is the new official name of the park? I see

Americana

Lesourdsville Lake

Lesourdsville Lake: The Great American Amusement Park

The Great American Amusement Park at Lesourdsville Lake

Americana at Lesourdsville Lake

etc.

What is the official new name?

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 7:31 AM
AHhhh those Flyers....WOW!

As for the official name. I know there has been MANY names in the paper. But the name on the actual sign when you enter the park is:

(In BIG Letters)
LeSourdsville Lake
(some stars and then in small print)
Amusement Park


"The Future of Roller Coasters"
-RollerCoasterGod
http://OhioThemeParks.com

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 7:37 AM

Just Lesourdsville Lake is the name

No, This park never had a spider to the best of my memory.

Go to the ride hall of fame on this site to see most of the past rides at Lesourdsville Lake www.americanaamusementpark.com

Chuck, who had a great time last night and will be back there many times this year.

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Charles Nungester
Lesourdsville Lake, The great American amusement park opens the season June 6th Thurs-Sun every week. Park phone is (513)539-2193

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 8:29 AM
This picture says it all:

http://pub26.ezboard.com/fohiothemeparksfrm1.showMessage?topicID=21.topic

"The Future of Roller Coasters"
-RollerCoasterGod
http://OhioThemeParks.com

*** This post was edited by RollerCoasterGod on 6/8/2002. ***

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