Western Playland closes before moving to new location

Posted Tuesday, September 27, 2005 8:33 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Throughout Sunday, El Pasoans flocked to the collection of rides in the heart of Ascarate Park before Western Playland closed its doors for the season. Western Playland owner Pat Thomson plans to move the operation to a 60-acre site in Sunland Park next year, and about 3,000 people spent a final time at the amusement park, where crushes were born, appetites were lost and memories still linger.

Read more from The El Paso Times.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2005 10:12 AM
The park was quaint and had a nice selection of rides but was landlocked. The new location will allow Thomson to get that woodie he's wanted for some time now. I hope his new location does him well ;)
Tuesday, September 27, 2005 12:37 PM
How sad another classic amusement closes for good...

How exciting a brand new amusement park opening next season! ;)

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 2:08 PM
Wow. At first I thought that was talking about PNE Playland. I'm still in awe of God. Still sad to see a park go though. :(
*** This post was edited by Acoustic Viscosity 9/28/2005 1:13:51 AM ***
Tuesday, September 27, 2005 5:57 PM
Wow, hope this works out for everyone.

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