Too bad, and I was going to go there this summer:( This is really quite depressing. Are they just going to demolish the roller coaster and stuff there? Really sad:( ----------------- Lake Compounce: New England's Holiday World
just another reminder to go visit your traditional and family-owned parks while you still can...sad for enthusiasts, sad for the Bowen family, just a sad day. I really hope that many/most/all of the rides can at least be saved, maybe some other small parks can get a deal on some "stuff"... ----------------- PoTP acolyte - remove fear to reply Son of Drop Zone - PKI CoasterCamp I Champions!!!
I hate to sound pessimistic but Flyer Comet will most likely see the same fate of Elitch's Wildcat and Mr Twister: the bulldozer. Fun as the coaster was it was not kept in the best of shape.
However the park's classic rides like the Whip and Tumble Bug can be salvaged and I can't think of a more fitting park than Holiday World. Yes, it is hard to classic market rides like that but think of the prestige and gratitude the park would receive for rescuing those rides for future generations.
Anyone who has heard the laughter or seen the look on a child's face the first time they're "whipped" knows that a simple ride can bring a ton of fun and joy. Those are the sights and sounds I'd love to see at Holiday World.
I hope I am dreaming.....this was to be one of the prominent stops on my trip this summer. Sure I am looking forward to Steamin' Demon and New England's Superman, but there are unique memories created by old woodies. This is terrible.....I am tired of adding defunct parks to my website! :( ------------- Don't.....look.....back! The Headless Horseman awaits you in 2002! Model coasters and rides
Mamoosh, we're pretty sure Paula's listening...these classic rides DESERVE to be saved. Paula, please tell Will for us that the cost of these rides pales in comparison to the history that we can preserve for future generations...THANKS! Also wondering what kind of trains were on the coaster, and are they in decent condition... BTW, are we talking a Traver Bug and a Mangels' Whip here? ----------------- PoTP acolyte - remove fear to reply Son of Drop Zone - PKI CoasterCamp I Champions!!!
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I always went to Whalom Park as a kid with my sister and grandparents. It is another chapter in my life I can never re-visit. Hopefully something good happens with some of the rides. ----------------- TOP 5 1. Alpengeist, 2. Magnum XL-200, 3. Superman: Ride of Steel (SFNE), 4. Volcano: The Blast Coaster, 5. Apollo's Chariot Close Calls 1. Grizzly (PKD), 2. Batwing, 3. Montu
R-gator: The Whip is already sold to a park in New England [Storyland?] so HW is out of the running. Not sure about the tumble bug. Frankly I'm just happy ANY park is getting to resurrect those classic flats.
I just got an email that Little A'Merrick'A in Wisconsin is trying to buy the Comet and move it over there. That is real good news! Not only will the ride be saved, but it will be in my backyard practically! ----------------- Bob Hansen
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Kick The Sky. Are you serious? Where did you get your information from? If its true, I will definitely make a pilgramige to that small park. ----------------- ========================= "The Peoples Elbow" or "The Spinaroonie?. Cant decide which is the most electrifying move in sports entertainment!!! LOL
Chitown and Kick The Sky, I lead the Comet petition http://www.woodencoaster.com/comet and got an email from someone saying they knew of it's fate. I called (had no idea what I was calling, let alone Wisconsin) and it was Little-A-Merrick-A and they gave me the story. It's not the Whalom Comet, it's the Lincoln Park Comet. Surprise Surprise! Amazing how they hear about these things (over internet). Anyway, they already have the NAD trains for it and they need to raise money (2.4 m) to move it and get their park on the map. (you can email me if you want to) ----------------- My fellow Americans; Let's Roll! www.woodencoaster.com