Thursday, January 2, 2003 4:07 PM
I live 10 min from Whalom and it makes me sad to see the park in such a sad state. I was wondering if anybody knows the fate of the Flyer Comet coaster? Have any parks expressed interest in it or is some land developer just going to demolish it?
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Thursday, January 2, 2003 4:20 PM

Little A-Merrick-A bought the running gear and mechanics from the Flyer Comet. They will use them in their Lincoln Park Comet recreation.

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Please visit the small parks. We don't know what's happening behind the scenes
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Thursday, January 2, 2003 4:29 PM
I recently recieved an email from the gentleman who bought the carousel frame at auction,and repopulated it for the last season. The dismantling process is nearly complete and the frame will go into storage untill a suitable location can be found for it. While some still hold out a glimmer of hope, I'm afraid Whalom is among the deceased.

*** This post was edited by Dutchman on 1/2/2003. ***

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 4:46 PM
If the coaster is without its mechanics, it sounds to me that it's as good as scrap. By the way Dutchman, the park becomes more and more vacant every week......the park is very much deceased.
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Thursday, January 2, 2003 5:07 PM

Bigkirby, Im pretty sure it is the Lincoln Park Comets trains that Little Amerika purchased.

Chuck, who says they are still trying to save Whalom and whats left, Buy a whale!

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Charles Nungester.
Is it about coasters or friends? I say both!

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 5:20 PM

Little-A-Merrick-A purchased the NAD trains from the Lincoln Park comet and also some mechanical parts from the Whalom park woodie.

Pretty much Bigkirby has it correct. :)

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2 superheroes in Gurnee next season? Oh the humanity. :)

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 5:47 PM

By running gear I meant the chains and lift because they run.

Whalom wouldn't sell them the trains. The developer wants to include them in the planned the development.

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Please visit the small parks. We don't know what's happening behind the scenes
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*** This post was edited by bigkirby on 1/2/2003. ***

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 7:43 PM
Unfortunatly, they have only earned $40,000 towards Whalom. :(
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Saturday, January 4, 2003 10:09 AM
That's still pretty good when you consider that it is $40,000 from perfect strangers who have probably never been there.

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Please visit the small parks. We don't know what's happening behind the scenes
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