Virtual Midway interviews Nancy "Safari Jane" Tetzlaff, adds construction photos

Posted Monday, September 9, 2002 4:23 AM | Contributed by Gemini

Jungle Larry's African Safari entertained millions of park guests during the Tetzlaff's 30-year stay at Cedar Point. Now, Nancy Jane, along with her sons David and Tim, operate Caribbean Gardens, the Zoo in Naples, where they continue the vision of Jungle Larry through expanded exhibits and educational activities. Nancy Jane recently took some time to talk with Virtual Midway.

The site has also added 49 new photos of the construction at Cedar Point. Several attractions have been removed and large area of land has been cleared.

Link: Cedar Point Virtual Midway

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Monday, September 9, 2002 4:53 AM
I remember that whole are used to be very lush and the entrance to the to the place actually looked like you were about to enter a jungle of sorts. Now there are no trees around.
Monday, September 9, 2002 4:02 PM
Is this what Cedar Point(less) is all about, tear out the old and build anew? They might as well bulldoze the "Blue Streak" after they put in ratchet lap bars and head rests!
Monday, September 9, 2002 5:52 PM

Did you even read the interview? They packed up and left on their own, they weren't asked to leave. That plot of land went unused (except for storage) for several years until Power Tower was built.

Jeff - Webmaster/Admin -,
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Monday, September 9, 2002 8:26 PM
Jeff is right they left on their own. About "tear out the old"; The Troika, Chaos, and Paddlewheel will all be back next year. CP said so in the press annoucement last week about season passes. The second Dodgem's(Moved to Michigan Adv.),the Frontier Carousel(moved to Dorney) no since having two of the same kind of ride although that carousel fit in well in Frontier Town, The Pirate Ride(dismantled and now can be seen throughtout the park during Halloweekends), and The Mill Race(dimantled and sitting behind Lewco) have been the only rides removed the past decade. Not even close to the Paramount removal rate. Want living in the past walk down Frontier Trail, almost untouched, and compare it to Tommorow Land at the Mouse House.
Tuesday, September 10, 2002 8:55 AM
Hey living in the past...if you haven't noticed Bluestreak is one of the best rides in the park for airtime. It's a classic on the American Coaster Enthusiasts list of rides and it is a memory for a lot of people being the first roller coaster that they were ever on. Cedar Point knows this and lives with the fact that if they tear it down they are going to have a lot of complaints. With this new ride they took out a min. of stuff and moved the others. Cedar Point wants the coaster record and tearing one out to build another just doesn't make sense!


Wednesday, September 11, 2002 7:48 PM
Nice Pics, and great interview! Thanks alot Walt. Love the site. In 1964, they had a dock strike in Europe which prevented the Earthquake from coming. I thought that the Earthquake and the Pirate Ride both came from a place called Freedomland. Is that true? I thought that was in the USA too. Maybe I'm wrong, though.

"In the time of chimpanzee's I was a monkey." *** This post was edited by MFRULES on 9/12/2002. ***


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