Speaking of which. I stopped by and got a bunch of pictures. I'll probably have them posted by this weekend.
AUCTION - NORTON AUCTIONEERS
Description: Williams Grove Amusement Park, Mechanicsburg, PA, Tues., Sept. 18th Mack TM Disco Star, TM Paratrooper and gas Twister, Dentzel 3-row MGR w/ menagerie animals, Mack Fun House, Pretzel Dark Ride, Everly Monster, (2) Hampton Umbrella Rides, AH Copter-Space Combo, Shiff Kid Coaster, Pinfari Kid Combo, TM Convoy, Mangels Whip, TiltaWhirl, Laser Tag, Playport, Paddleboats, Misc.
Contact: Norton Auctioneers, www.nortonauctioneers.com at 800-279-9063 or firstname.lastname@example.org Ad Owner: By Owner
Ad Posted: 6/8/2007 Ad Category: Major Rides Ad Reference Number: 31261
A time to say good-bye.....
Seriously, I hope that at least the Twister ride ends up somewhere nearby (cough, cough, Knoebels, ahem something stuck in my throat there) and I hope the Carousel is well taken care off. That's very early 20th century (as in 190-something) isn't it?
Aside from the Twister, Monster, (what's left of)the carrousel, and the Pretzel, and maybe the Allotria, there's not much worth buying. It appears they've already sold a few of the other rides (at least they're not on the list).
Should be an interesting auction, though. Wonder if they'll be selling piles of dirt this time....
I wish I'd gone to Williams Grove when i had the chance.
Great Lakes Brewery Patron...
I imagine Knoebels will be well-represented at the auction, and I certainly wouldn't mind if the Twister went to Elysburg to accompany their wooden coaster of the same name. As much as I loved the park, I doubt there is much of value there- perhaps a few rides like the Paratrooper and Musik Express that can be used to supply parts for other rides. I'm sure the Cyclone will be demolished, as I don't even see it listed for sale.
I am so happy that I got there back in 2004 when I thought that was the end of the road for the park.
gator, got to ride THIS one yesterday: Davenport Park, St. Augustine, FL, C. W. Parker, 1927, Frame 1927
That Twister at WG was INSANE...partly because of *really good* operators :)
Dark ride, walk-thru, and Disco Star *should* all get new homes...
They also could have run the thing with one car, then it would have looked really funny.
I was waiting to see the following ad listed: One wooden roller coaster with guy wire. Buyer must provide own tree to attach wire.
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