Thursday, June 15, 2006 12:16 AM
Are they still closed? Their website has gone back to the way it used to be, but with a note on the home page dated 5/31 that they are no longer looking for a management team but will continue the amusement park sale. Events and dates are still the 2005 info. Just thought I'd ask since we're going to be in that area next week.
Thursday, June 15, 2006 12:41 AM
Sandi, the initial word was the park was done. Then it was going to be open. Then they were going to try and open, but the park was still for sale as well as individual rides...I wouldn't COUNT on it, but calling the park is the ONLY way to go.
I *finally* got INSIDE the park last year...hope you get to go too, it really was quite cool.
Thursday, June 15, 2006 1:18 AM
I was there twice last year and you're right 'rollergator' it's a very cool little park with a great old time type feel to it (and look). If you want check my site out for some really cool pics of the park and a pov video of the Cyclone. www.placeswecouldgo.com
be sure to look around because some of the pics are on different pages.
Thursday, June 15, 2006 6:01 AM
The Wildcat has been relocated to a family fun center outside of Washington, D.C. (Frederick, MD) called Adventure Park U.S.A. The last time I drove by the park, they hadn't started putting the supports up, just graded the area and put some gravel down.
A day at the park is what you make it!
Thursday, June 15, 2006 7:26 AM
I wouldn't count on it being open.
^I am glad to hear the Wildcat was saved at least.
Thursday, June 15, 2006 9:49 AM
Wonder if the barefoot ride-op was part of the package with Wildcat... ;)
Where's my shoes?
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Thursday, June 15, 2006 1:37 PM
^ That guy was operating the Twister both times I was there last year-- with shoes but wearing a Crocodile Dundee type hat. The ride cycles were long, and he made sure every single car got plenty of rotations. Now THAT is a ride that needs to be saved.
You'd think there'd be some mid-level managerial type at one of the chains with the guts (or parts several inches lower) to want to step out and make a name for himself at some little Pennsylvania park in need of some TLC. Just think what that place could do with Shapiro's signing bonus (5 million bucks)!
Thursday, June 15, 2006 1:42 PM
I really hope the park survives. Definitely a diamond in the rough but that is why it's so cool!
Sunday, June 18, 2006 11:49 PM
That ride op at least looks approachable compared to Charles Manson, who was operating Wildcat during my visit in '04. The wife and I were fearing for our lives as we boarded.
Then we feared for our lives a little more while we rode...