Where do all the old rides go????

Friday, January 5, 2001 10:40 PM

Just talking about this and looking at old theme park pictures..where do the rides disappear to?
I have pics of a Sarajevo Bobsled ride that was at Six Flags Great Adventure years ago and have not seen it since.
Also there used to be a small park somewhere in the vicinity of Philadelphia called "Playland".
My mom took me there as a kid and then it was gone!
Anyone know of this park and what happened?
They had a cool little rollercoaster and these cars that went around on a track similar like the cars at Dorney Park.
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Saturday, January 6, 2001 2:32 AM
I don't know about Playland, but Sarajevo Bobsled was moved to SFGAm in 1988, and was known as Rolling Thunder. In 1994, SFGAm got rid of them in order to expand into Southwest Territory. They sent the ride to Great Escape Fun Park, where it still stands today.
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Saturday, January 6, 2001 3:46 AM
Usually a park will auction off their rides when they go under. I know Knoebels has been probably one of the biggest buyers of used rides. Check out their ride listings on their web site most came from other parks.
I rode the bobsled up at Great Escape this past summer. It's one of the best bobsleds (out of the 3) I've ridden.
Then there is the land of misfit rides called South America where real old coasters and rides go.

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Saturday, January 6, 2001 7:17 AM
Used to be once very six months a guy would place an ad in Amusement Business wanting to buy old and surplus rides. He would buy up equipment and sell it in Mexico. Rumours have it that a lot of rides that couldn't pass inspection in the U.S. wound up south of the border.
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Saturday, January 6, 2001 1:43 PM
I guess the two rules for Mexico are:
Don't drink the water
Don't ride the rides ;)


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Saturday, January 6, 2001 1:53 PM
Lol..I don't even drink our tap water!!
That is one peeve of mine,I won't drink any tap water no matter where I am.
I did make one exception when I came off of Raptor my mouth was so dry after my night flight I ran to the water fountains!!:)

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Coaster Chic
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Saturday, January 6, 2001 3:17 PM
How about Sky Streak at Boblo Island. Is that still there? Is the park even still there? It's been many years since i've been in the Detroit area.
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Saturday, January 6, 2001 4:15 PM
Boblo, what a sad story, it's being turned into a "condo island". I don't know the status of the Sky Streak. That would be so great to ride the boat over to the island and ride some coasters. And it's so close to me, what convienice. Too bad.

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Saturday, January 6, 2001 6:39 PM

Is there a site somewhere that you can find parks/and or rides that no longer exist??
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Coaster Chic
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Saturday, January 6, 2001 7:31 PM
From Boblo I know Screamer became the Corkscrew at Playland, and Nightmare is the Mayan Mindbender at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and I heard rumors Sky Streak is down in South America...

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Sunday, January 7, 2001 7:26 AM
Which makes it kind of ironic that last summer, Amusements of America bought a brand new roller coaster, a Wacky Worm, to haul to their carnival dates. It was built in El Salvador. Oh, and the carousel that appeared at Wyandot Lake last summer apparently came from Mexico. I guess rides that can't pass inspection South of the border are shipped into the United STates... :)

Actually, I thought most rides in the US that couldn't pass inspection ended up in Mississippi and other states that don't have inspection rules...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Sunday, January 7, 2001 7:51 AM
Yeah, but you can hide only so much old pig iron in one place.
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Sunday, January 7, 2001 12:04 PM
Cedar Point's Jumbo Jet and Kennywood's Laser Loop both went to Mexico. I know the Laser Loop went to La Feria Chaplutepec Magico and reopend in 1994.
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Sunday, January 7, 2001 1:28 PM

So it's only a matter of time before we see the Phantom in Mexico?:)
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Sunday, January 7, 2001 2:26 PM

CoasterChic said:
"Is there a site somewhere that you can find parks/and or rides that no longer exist??


There are a number of interesting sites. A good starting place may be www.defunctparks.com
*** This post was edited by millrace on 1/7/2001. ***
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Sunday, January 7, 2001 2:32 PM
Well, since they are using parts of the original Steel Phantom, it isn't going to end up anywhere besides Kennywood.
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Wednesday, January 17, 2001 10:50 PM
Does anyone know where the Flying Dutchman roller coaster from Dorney Park wound up, if it went anyplace?
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Thursday, January 18, 2001 3:26 AM
I think a lot of rides end up at the bloomsburg fair at least once sometime toward the end of their illustrius career.

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Thursday, January 18, 2001 3:31 AM
I never had a chance to ride taht one at Dorney..I guess it was well before I started going there.
I made the remark about Phantom before I knew what they were planning on doing with it..I am so glad they are at least keeping part of it..I missed out last year to ride it so definately this year!
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Thursday, January 18, 2001 4:31 AM
just a note about www.defunctparks.com the site is slowly being removed, i dont know why this is, it was a great site, and opened my eyes to a whole new world of coasters, i know this is illegal(sp) but i have been saving pics ever since i saw defunct was being removed, paper doesnt last forever, but the net does. so find the page and save it, pass it on, some sites should never go away
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