Tagged: historic

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Wind Damages Under-Repair Scenic Railway

A historic Scenic Railway under restoration partially collapsed due to strong winds over the weekend, according to a report by BBC News. Originally opened in 1920, Dreamland’s (Margate, Kent, England) historic...

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Old Amusement Park Maps

Before Google Earth and other satellite imaging services, park maps were the only logistical way to see a “bird’s-eye view” of an amusement park. Park maps have differed in their appearance over...

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Historic Vidámpark in Hungary to Close

Vidámpark in Budapest, Hungary, which has been in operation since 1896, will soon be closing its doors, a news story reports.     © Vidámpark The park is home to Hullámvasút, a wooden...

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Old Zippin Pippin Car Found

The original Zippin Pippin at the Libertyland amusement park in Memphis, Tennessee closed in 2005 and was subsequently sold at an auction for around $2,500 (yes, you read that correctly). The...

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Galveston Pleasure Pier Details Revealed

Developer and restauranteur Tilman Fertitt held a press conference today to reveal more details about the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier which is schedule to open Memorial Day weekend of 2012....

Blue Streak ride review
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Blue Streak ride review

Forum member “FeelTheFORCE” took a ride on the newly-reopened Blue Streak roller coaster at Conneaut Lake Park and shared his thoughts about the ride with us on the forums: “I’d like...

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Blue Streak is now open

The historic Blue Streak wooden coaster at Conneaut Lake Park has reopened for the Labor Day weekend! After so many closure announcements over the past few years, it’s great to hear...