Friday, September 15, 2006 12:45 PM
To each his own, I suppose. A small, old, run-down, redneck amusement park in the PA woods isn't going to impress me much.
Some may say it has charm. I say it has neglect. Lakemont and Del Grosso's aren't much, but at least they look like they are taken better care of.
Friday, September 15, 2006 1:42 PM
And you're entitled to your opinion.
Friday, September 15, 2006 2:36 PM
No he's not, He's entitled to mine :)
Williams grove was not only a little run down amusement park, it was international rides broker who recieved rides and sold or leased them to other parks.
Not only do the local families loose the place to spend a day, have a group/church outing whatever.
WE ALL LOSE!
Friday, September 15, 2006 3:32 PM
It's also a credit some of us will never get.
"Life's What You Make It, So Let's Make It Rock!"
Friday, September 15, 2006 4:04 PM
It's just another example of a neat aspect of this hobby disappearing from the landscape. It's a shame anyway you look at it.
Friday, September 15, 2006 5:35 PM
I wouldn't say the employees had the "I don't give a s***" attitude, at least no more than in most other parks I've visited. I thought a lot of them were friendly, and I talked to several. I guess they're glad to actually talk to someone.
Can't blame them for being bored when you only get a handful of riders every 15 minutes. Better than the employees in the bigger parks who don't give a rat's ass and have an hour long line of people.
I guess it's a vicious cycle with parks like this. A lot of people didn't go there and spend money because it was run down. But then with not much income, there's little money to fix up the place.
Friday, September 15, 2006 10:19 PM
Hey! You can still check out my little Williams Grove tribute page if you want. I have random photos on the site and a POV video of the Cyclone (Zipper).
Friday, September 15, 2006 11:20 PM
Here is a direct link if you dont feel like poking around the site. Sorry for the double post here.
Sunday, September 17, 2006 2:55 PM
Robert...thanks for that vid! It reminds me of what a fun and terrifying experience Cyclone is/was. I love it!
I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!
Tuesday, September 19, 2006 12:03 AM
Ouch! That looks painfully fun. I'd ride it once just to say that I rode it...I like the "coming back underneath the outbound track" bit...pretty cool.
Haha no I'm not giving Patrick the finger
Tuesday, September 19, 2006 10:01 AM
RatherGoodBear said: I wouldn't say the employees had the "I don't give a s***" attitude, at least no more than in most other parks I've visited.
Actually I was referring to appearances more than anything else... "I don't give a s*** if I combed my hair/wore clean clothes/showered this week"... that sorta thing ;)