Now that we've sold the Banshee and the G-train, we would like to say good-bye to our final eight Skee-ball machines as well.
The Skee-ball machines measure 13- and 14-feet long and include nine balls each. The machines are in working condition and have been very well maintained since they were purchased for Santa Claus Land from Skee-ball Incorporated in 1982. (The park’s name was changed to Holiday World in 1984.)
The Skee-ball machines are available on a first-come basis and will be yours for $600 each. We will not ship the machines, but if you'd like to hire a company to pack-up and pick-up your purchase, that's certainly your prerogative. Otherwise, we can arrange a time for you to come pick up your new toy. :)
Not only would it be cool to have my own skee-ball machine, but to have one that was at HW would just rule. Also, I would get so good I would win every time. ;) But how do I get something like that up to MN? I guess I could like fly down and then U-Haul back. I would have to think about that.
I'm assuming these machines come standard with signatures of HW royalty all over them and a lesson or two in taking them apart for shipping and maintaining them?
$600 for a skee-ball machine of this size is a great deal. We looked into buying one a couple of years ago and refurbished machines were going for around $3200. Luckily, one came up for auction at Eastcoaster a couple years ago and we got it for much much less.
As far as what you could haul the machine in... We had to go to Idlewild to pick ours up. The back section comes off, that leaves you with about 10 feet of running lane. We used a F150 with an 8 foot bed. The end hung over the tail gate (which we did not put down because it was easier to secure the machine with it up) a couple feet but nothing major. Lay the top piece down on it's side and there is enough room for the running lane beside it. All the netting and everything can come off too.
I looked into doing a one-way U-Haul rental and that was like $300, so unless I can find a friend with a really long pick-up that doesn't mind me putting 800 miles on it one day, I don't think I can get one.
I'd just like to have a skeeball that happened to be extra. Wouldn't have to be in the best of shape naturally, just a ball that was used on a machine like that. :) I don't need a whole machine to appreciate the fun that they bring. Oh sure it would be cool as heck to own one but the constraints of space, hauling, $$$, etc prevent that from happening at this time. :( I think it's really awesome that this offer was made here on this site by Paula herself. That is a true testimony of how HW really listens and keeps up with us here.