Talk about other parks and the amusement industry.

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Postby rwk » Mon Oct 20, 2003 1:32 am

I have a list of parks
Williams Grove, sw of Harrisburg
Waldameer, Erie PA*
Playland, Rye, NY
Coney Island
Ocean City, MD boardwalk and pier
Rehoboth, DE
Seaside Heights Amusement Piers
Sylvan Beach, NY near Syracuse*
Morey's Piers, Wildwood, NJ

You know what's common about all these parks?
#1. Family owned, not Six Flags, Cedar Fair, Paramount clones
#2. Tickets for rides
#3. All of them have DARK RIDES! is a great site.
#4. You don't spend a fortune on admissions and food
#5. Even these parks add and change things to "keep up with the times" but historic preservation is a higher priority for some of these parks. And these parks have thrill rides, too like spin and pukes. Kennywood has a Steel Force type coaster called Phantom's Revenge. Morey's has an inverted coaster, and a wooden coaster, and a boomerang shuttle and wild mice. The parks with stars * I haven't visited yet. Dorney adds thrill rides because that is what teens (their biggest market?) like. Camp Snoopy is so parents can ride with their kids on some rides. The train rides and carousel are slow family rides for non-coaster riders, wussies such as myself. I won't touch any of the coasters, I have a fear of heights and a fear of upside down and extreme speeds (except fast trains like Amtrak). So, gentle rides are for me. Like all the gentle rides in RCT, I'd ride any of those.

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