small park in napa valley

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 4:46 PM
has anyone heard of the park in napa california? my dad was telling me about it did it have a coaster? i think it was called vischi springs i may be wrong any info will help
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Wednesday, July 27, 2005 4:48 PM
oh and my dad told me it had a weird ride where you get in a cage and swing around
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Wednesday, July 27, 2005 5:14 PM
1. Are you asking about a park that is currently open or a park that is closed that your Dad remembers visiting?

I checked www.rcdb.com for existing and defunct parks near Six Flags Marine World and nothing is listed for the Napa area. I also did a google search and found no info.

2. Did you know that instead of double posting you can click on the "edit" button and add more to an earlier post?

Good luck! ;)

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Wednesday, July 27, 2005 5:47 PM
its closed it closed in the 60's i think
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Wednesday, July 27, 2005 6:08 PM
I suggest you check with the Napa Historical Society.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2005 6:22 PM
Or www.defunctparks.com
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Wednesday, July 27, 2005 6:24 PM
I checked there, RGB...its not listed.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2005 11:04 PM
There's Howarth Park in Santa Rosa which has a few amusement rides. And then there's Traintown in Sonoma, also with a couple of amusement rides.

Zonga: That weird ride your father described sounds like a swingin' gym (or flying cages)

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Wednesday, July 27, 2005 11:16 PM
That thing actually has a name? (No, not you Moosh). Is that correct when the guy says there were "over 20" units produced in the US? Actually doesn't sound like many. I would think they'd be all over like horse****, as my mother is fond of saying. But I know where two of them were in the late 60s-- Knoebels and a local dairy/mini golf place.

I do remember seeing one guy who really knew how to get the thing going. Two or three passes back and forth and then it was over the top until they put the brakes on the thing. The guy probably ended up with 30" thighs. :)

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Thursday, July 28, 2005 12:32 AM
RGB - I used to see Swingin' Gyms at the local carnivals when I was a kid. I would have guesses there were more then 20 units sold.
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