Whalom Park sale can go forward

Posted Thursday, June 2, 2005 10:08 AM | Contributed by supermandl

The settlement of an ongoing lawsuit means the sale of the now-closed Whalom Park can go forward, according to one of the attorneys involved in the case. The deal is expected to close in early 2006.

Read more from The Sentinel & Enterprise.

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Thursday, June 2, 2005 10:25 AM
john peck's avatar It's a shame of how bad the park has gotten in only a few years.

The coaster may be sound still, but almost all the other rides are gone. It would take $10 Million just to get the park open again.

Thursday, June 2, 2005 10:32 AM
beast7369's avatar Maybe they will put the coaster up for sale. One can hope...though it looks pretty slim.
Thursday, June 2, 2005 11:02 AM
john peck's avatar Its been up for sale for 5 years. The motor has already been removed.
Thursday, June 2, 2005 4:33 PM
So so sad. I wish that the Flyer Comet could be saved, but the fact that the lift motor and thus was torn out makes that unlikely. Too bad they don't just re-open the park.
Thursday, June 2, 2005 4:36 PM
Is the train still on the site or is that gone too?
Thursday, June 2, 2005 8:08 PM
It's really sad to see that. The park was just shown in 'Great Old Amusement Parks' back in 1998.

What happened to their Tumble Bug ride and Carousel?

Thursday, June 2, 2005 10:31 PM
The carousel frame was purchased by a member of the Board of directors of the National Carousel Association. The figures well sold individually at a Norton of Michigan auction. The Frame was used fro the parks final season, filled out with borrowed figures. It is currently in storage.
Thursday, June 2, 2005 11:11 PM
So there is no hope for it to become a Park Again? What has Allyson B. said about it? Ugh condos, that sucks!*** This post was edited by marco05 6/13/2005 10:54:39 PM ***
Friday, June 3, 2005 12:00 AM
john peck's avatar I walked around the park (yes, inside it... with permission of course) back in 2003. Most of the rides were hauled away. The train for the coaster was on site at that time.
There were only a handful of rides left then.

I think Knoebles bought their Herchell Looper for this year, which was sitting there for a while.

I knew the park was a gonner back then. The weather just killed it.

Friday, June 3, 2005 12:31 AM
Knoebels purchased their Looper from a carnival, if I'm not mistaken.
Friday, June 3, 2005 7:46 AM
The Looper and Satellite Jet went to Twin Grove Park near Pine Grove, PA. The Bug is still (I think) at Edaville RR, for sale. The RotoJet was purchased by a local collector. The carousel frame is in storage. Don't know about the rest of the stuff.
Friday, June 3, 2005 9:05 AM
Seems like Twin Grove is establishing quite a collection of classic rides to use at some point in the future!
Friday, June 3, 2005 10:45 AM
I hope they put all this stuff in operation at some point in the near future! (Especially the circle swing).
Friday, June 3, 2005 10:46 AM
john peck's avatar The Fly-O-Plane Went to Lake Winnie,
The Sea Dragon went to DelGrossos (I think)

The following rides were gone When I was there in 2003:
Ferris Wheel (sitting in a semi trailer)
1/2 Carousel
Round Up (by a week)
Yo Yo
Flying Scooters
All of kiddieland
Sea Dragon
(I dont know what else was taken out)

These rides where still there (mostly) in tact:
Bubble Bounce/Tip Top
Coaster (minus the lift motor)
Dark Fun House
Roto Jets
Satelight Jets
Scrambler (torn down for winter)
Mini Golf
Track for Car ride

Very sad, but interesting.

I should post the two dozen pictures I took

Friday, June 3, 2005 10:48 AM
john peck's avatar UPDATE:
Add the Looper to that list of rides sitting there intact....
Sunday, June 5, 2005 7:48 AM
This is a shame. In the short time I've lived in New England, I really didn't have the chance to visit (but have driven by it many times). If the Flyer Comet is really a copy of Thunderbolt (SFNE), I would hope that someone would buy it as Thunderbolt is a nice little coaster.

A nice thought would be that Canobie Lake would buy it. Another nice wooden coaster would really complete that park.

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 4:33 AM
Aside from the Flyer strckture (rooler coaster), there are two rides left. The Bouncer and the Rockets are still there, but are being taken out overtime. The land scape and buildings are still intact.

There is a film Documentry out on the park. Tells about its creation in 1893 and to the end in 2000. It also talks of its future witch looks grim.

I know it looks bad but Allyson B. and her family seem optamistic. They seem to think they might have a chance to bring it back. I hope someone comes along and saves it.

Also the park has the same phone number from original operation. Maybe we should call and leave a mesage?

Whalom Park 978-3423707

Monday, June 13, 2005 10:57 PM
Does anyone have any information how we could help get Whalom back? Anyoen have any contact info, or know of any other ways we could help? I wish Canobie would get involved.
Tuesday, June 14, 2005 1:33 PM
Trains, motor, and lift chain were bought by Little A-Merrick-A.



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