Thursday, February 6, 2003 7:09 AM
Does anybody remember this coaster?
It was at a FEC which had a few rides and games.
Anybody know the manufacturer? Might be Schiff?
How about what years did it operate?
Almost positive it was scrapped a few years back.
Any help would be appreciated.
*** This post was edited by JWolg 2/6/2003 12:10:59 PM ***
Thursday, February 6, 2003 12:06 PM
I remember this coaster, but alas cannot help you much. I remember it sat just beside Highway 54 across from what my family referred to as Goofy Golf. That entertainment complex still exists, but the coaster has been demolished. I did ride the coaster a couple of times when I was a little kid. I remember this being one of my first big coasters, before I was big enough for the big boys at SFStL. Unfortunately I don't have a clue as to who built it.
On a similar note, there used to be a small amusement park at the Lake. Not one of the typical golf, go-cart places, but an actual park. I never got a chance to go. Does anyone know if they had a coaster? Anybody have any clue as to what other kinds of rides they had. All I remember was seeing the top of the log flume over the wooden fort looking perimeter fence.
Thursday, February 6, 2003 12:56 PM
That place still exists? i though it was removed and a boat place is there now. But ya i remember that lil coaster. I dont know any facts about it, other than it was orange, but that doesnt help you much.
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Thursday, February 6, 2003 8:13 PM
I remember it well! I rode it several times during the summer of '83. It was my first old school mouse and it ran very, very well. Yes, indeed it was a Schiff, complete with standard 3D mouse sign. Across Highway 54 sat a Tilt-a-Whirl, Super Slide (burlap sack multi-lane)etc. I have no idea when the Mouse was taken down as that was my one and only trip to "The Lake."
There was indeed a small "Theme" park close by, but the name escapes me. The two "big" rides were a Galaxi (identical to the one at IB) and a small log flume. Since this was during the years before I kept count and wanted any and all coaster credits possible, I didn't bother going. It was a POP place, and I was the only one in our group that was even slightly interested. Needless to say, I now wish I'd gone.
Friday, February 7, 2003 4:32 AM
Thanks everybody for the Wild Mouse info. Now I got to start tracking down the Galaxi at the small theme park at the Lake:) , one lost coaster leeds to another and to another... I had no idea just how many coasters Missouri has had through the years. For example Springfield Mo where I live now had two back in the 1900's which I am gathering info about from the local history museum's archives.