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  • A History of Carowinds' Thunder Road - Coaster101

    2015-7-9u2002·u2002Carowinds added its second roller coaster, and first wooden coaster, with the addition of Scooby-Doo in 1975. In 1976, Carowinds opened Thunder Road, a Philadelphia Toboggan Company 'racing' wooden coaster, designed by Curtis D. Summers. It was Carowinds…

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  • Carowinds: The Early Years

    2016-8-12u2002·u2002News articles pertaining to Carowinds. Proposed 'Carolina Center' complex, 1973. Color aerial photo of Carowinds, 1973. Above is a screenshot from a Hardee's commercial filmed in 1976 promoting Carowinds and the brand new Thunder Road roller coaster…

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  • Roller Coasters, Family & Kids Rides - Carowinds

    Voted top steel coaster in the world, Fury 325 is just the beginning of the fun at Carowinds. With 57 rides for thrill-seekers, families and kids of all sizes, the fun never ends! Plus Carolina Harbor, the largest Water Park in the Carolinas, is included with admission including towering water slides to wave pools, cabanas and a two-acre ...

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  • Carowinds - ParkVault – Theme Parks, Roller Coasters

    2021-5-16u2002·u2002Then, after the 2003 season, the park was sold to Cedar Fair, owner of Cedar Point, in early 2004. The transition did not go smoothly, as Cedar Fair did not retain any animals on the ex-SeaWorld side, known as the Wild Side. It was shuttered, and most of it demolished before 2005.

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  • Carowinds - Coasterpedia - The Roller Coaster and Flat ...

    2021-10-24u2002·u2002The park opened on March 31, 1973, at a cost of $70 million, after a four-year planning period led by Charlotte businessman Earl Patterson Hall, who was inspired to build the park by a 1956 trip to Disneyland and a dream of bringing the two states closer together. In 1975, the park was sold to Kings Entertainment Company after the Carowinds Corporation declared bankruptcy.

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  • Time Line - Carowinds Connection

    2004-5-31u2002·u20021976 - The coaster Thunder Road is created and named after Robert Mitchum's 'Thunder Road,' a Carolina story depicting the speed and excitement in the old moonshine running days. 1977 - White Lightnin' strikes the Carolinas with a rollercoaster-type train which catapults daring guests from zero to more than 53 mph. in just 180 feet. The coaster ...

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  • Carowinds - Amusement Park Charlotte, North Carolina ...

    Carowinds is where the Carolinas come together for fun! For more than 45 years, families and friends choose Carowinds for an AMAZING day the Carolina way. Only at Carowinds will you find almost 60 world-class rides, the Carolinas' best waterpark, live entertainment, Camp Snoopy and downhome Carolina cuisine.

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  • Coaster Wiki

    2021-10-15u2002·u2002Carowinds announces the closure of their beloved wooden coaster, Thunder Road. An accident on Alton Towers' record-breaking The Smiler on June 2, 2015, forces the closure of three roller coasters at other amusement parks and the entire Alton Towers property. Busch Gardens Tampa announces a new family coaster, Cobra's Curse, for the 2016 season.

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  • The Coaster101 Guide to Carowinds - Coaster101

    2021-4-14u2002·u2002The Coaster101 Guide to Carowinds. Situated on the border of North and South Carolina is an amusement park known as Carowinds. Taking its name from a portmanteau of the winds that blow across the state line, Carowinds is home to more than 50 rides and attractions, including a world-class collection of 14 roller coasters.

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  • Discover the Fun & Get Tips for Enjoying Carowinds on a ...

    2020-10-13u2002·u2002Helpful Hints – Carowinds on a Budget. Season passes offer the best bargain with nice perks such as free parking, days when you can bring a guest at a significant discount, and early entry into the Carowinds and Boomerang Bay. Several discount options are offered, such as a 2-day pass, a twilight pass, or four tickets for $99.99 in 2009.

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  • A History of Carowinds' Thunder Road - Coaster101

    2015-7-9u2002·u2002Carowinds added its second roller coaster, and first wooden coaster, with the addition of Scooby-Doo in 1975. In 1976, Carowinds opened Thunder Road, a Philadelphia Toboggan Company 'racing' wooden coaster, designed by Curtis D. Summers. It was Carowinds' largest and most expensive ride built in the park's short three years of existence.

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  • Carowinds: The Early Years

    2016-8-12u2002·u2002News articles pertaining to Carowinds. Proposed 'Carolina Center' complex, 1973. Color aerial photo of Carowinds, 1973. Above is a screenshot from a Hardee's commercial filmed in 1976 promoting Carowinds and the brand new Thunder Road roller coaster…

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  • Roller Coasters, Family & Kids Rides - Carowinds

    Voted top steel coaster in the world, Fury 325 is just the beginning of the fun at Carowinds. With 57 rides for thrill-seekers, families and kids of all sizes, the fun never ends! Plus Carolina Harbor, the largest Water Park in the Carolinas, is included with admission including towering water slides to wave pools, cabanas and a two-acre ...

    Get Price
  • Carowinds - ParkVault – Theme Parks, Roller Coasters

    2021-5-16u2002·u2002Then, after the 2003 season, the park was sold to Cedar Fair, owner of Cedar Point, in early 2004. The transition did not go smoothly, as Cedar Fair did not retain any animals on the ex-SeaWorld side, known as the Wild Side. It was shuttered, and most of it demolished before 2005.

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  • Carowinds - Coasterpedia - The Roller Coaster and Flat ...

    2021-10-24u2002·u2002The park opened on March 31, 1973, at a cost of $70 million, after a four-year planning period led by Charlotte businessman Earl Patterson Hall, who was inspired to build the park by a 1956 trip to Disneyland and a dream of bringing the two states closer together. In 1975, the park was sold to Kings Entertainment Company after the Carowinds Corporation declared bankruptcy.

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  • Time Line - Carowinds Connection

    2004-5-31u2002·u20021976 - The coaster Thunder Road is created and named after Robert Mitchum's 'Thunder Road,' a Carolina story depicting the speed and excitement in the old moonshine running days. 1977 - White Lightnin' strikes the Carolinas with a rollercoaster-type train which catapults daring guests from zero to more than 53 mph. in just 180 feet. The coaster ...

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  • Carowinds - Amusement Park Charlotte, North Carolina ...

    Carowinds is where the Carolinas come together for fun! For more than 45 years, families and friends choose Carowinds for an AMAZING day the Carolina way. Only at Carowinds will you find almost 60 world-class rides, the Carolinas' best waterpark, live entertainment, Camp Snoopy and downhome Carolina cuisine.

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  • Coaster Wiki

    2021-10-15u2002·u2002Carowinds announces the closure of their beloved wooden coaster, Thunder Road. An accident on Alton Towers' record-breaking The Smiler on June 2, 2015, forces the closure of three roller coasters at other amusement parks and the entire Alton Towers property. Busch Gardens Tampa announces a new family coaster, Cobra's Curse, for the 2016 season.

    Get Price
  • The Coaster101 Guide to Carowinds - Coaster101

    2021-4-14u2002·u2002The Coaster101 Guide to Carowinds. Situated on the border of North and South Carolina is an amusement park known as Carowinds. Taking its name from a portmanteau of the winds that blow across the state line, Carowinds is home to more than 50 rides and attractions, including a world-class collection of 14 roller coasters.

    Get Price
  • Discover the Fun & Get Tips for Enjoying Carowinds on a ...

    2020-10-13u2002·u2002Helpful Hints – Carowinds on a Budget. Season passes offer the best bargain with nice perks such as free parking, days when you can bring a guest at a significant discount, and early entry into the Carowinds and Boomerang Bay. Several discount options are offered, such as a 2-day pass, a twilight pass, or four tickets for $99.99 in 2009.

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  • Carowinds Archives - Page 2 of 3 - WWAY TV

    Popular Thunder Road roller coaster demolished at Carowinds Allyson Lorick - August 14, 2015 7:29 AM 0 A roller coaster that generated screams and smiles for nearly 40 years is no more.

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  • Earl Patterson Hall's Biography, Fact, Age, Height, Career ...

    Thunder Road now runs both sides going forwards again. The Flying Super Saturator is removed from the park in August. 2009: Carolina Cobra, a Boomerang roller coaster featuring new trains from Vekoma, opens in the former location of the Nickelodeon Flying Super Saturator. Carowinds rebuilds more sections of Thunder Road.

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  • It's early, but Panthers game vs. Bears could have NFL ...

    2020-10-18u2002·u2002At Carowinds, it was close to 'Thunder Road,' which stuck around a lot longer. And did you know that 'White Lightnin'' wasn't demolished in 1988, when it left Carowinds for good, but ...

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  • ACE News Now

    2013-8-9u2002·u2002Carowinds' Thunder Road Closes Forever [details]-- Posted 7/30/2015, updated 7/31/2015 Joyland Roller Coaster Demolished [details]-- Posted 7/30/2015, updated 7/31/2015 Kentucky Kingdom to Introduce Storm Chaser in 2016 [details]

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  • The Bobs - Ultimate Rollercoaster- Roller Coasters, Theme ...

    2002-7-15u2002·u2002Carowinds then purchased the Jetstream and, I believe, the Fireball trains, and ran them on their Thunder Road coaster. However, these trains, built in-house at Riverview, were very heavy, and Carowinds decided to replace them with lighter trains to …

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  • Cedar Fair and the previous Taft Parks - CoasterBuzz

    2018-8-15u2002·u2002Some parks still don't have a lot for non-thrill riders to enjoy other than the shows. The only serious 'mistakes' they have made at the parks have been some flume removals and of course the destruction of Thunder Road. All in all Cedar Fair ownership has been great for these parks and seems to keep on improving.

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  • June 2015 Coaster Trips

    With Fury now at Carowinds, Intimadator is overshadowed. I only rode it twice, but the kids got some extra rides on it. Nighthawk was surprisingly smooth. We rode it once first thing on the 2nd day. My youngest son loves these Vekoma flying coasters. We rode Thunder Road 3 times, and it was running very well, except for the last 3 hops.

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  • A History of Roller Coasters in Myrtle Beach - Coaster101

    2021-5-27u2002·u2002Early roller coasters at the park included Black Witch, which appears to be a Galaxi-style roller coaster, and Caterpillar, a Wacky Worm. In 1975, Magic Harbor opened an Arrow Corkscrew coaster that operated at the park for a short time, before making the short trek up Highway 17 to the Pavilion, where it re-opened in 1978.

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  • Blog Archives - COASTER-net

    2019-4-23u2002·u2002Many coaster enthusiasts have been speculating where the next Giga Coaster will be installed. They are wrong about the location. The only park deserving and needing a Giga is Six Flags Great Adventure. They are the largest regional park with an impressive size of 475 acres, and are situated in between two of the largest metro areas Philly & NYC.

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  • closed rides and attractions : définition de closed rides ...

    Définitions de closed rides and attractions, synonymes, antonymes, dérivés de closed rides and attractions, dictionnaire analogique de closed rides and attractions (anglais)

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  • A History of Carowinds' Thunder Road - Coaster101

    2015-7-9u2002·u2002Carowinds added its second roller coaster, and first wooden coaster, with the addition of Scooby-Doo in 1975. In 1976, Carowinds opened Thunder Road, a Philadelphia Toboggan Company 'racing' wooden coaster, designed by Curtis D. Summers. It was Carowinds' largest and most expensive ride built in the park's short three years of existence.

    Get Price
  • Carowinds: The Early Years

    2016-8-12u2002·u2002News articles pertaining to Carowinds. Proposed 'Carolina Center' complex, 1973. Color aerial photo of Carowinds, 1973. Above is a screenshot from a Hardee's commercial filmed in 1976 promoting Carowinds and the brand new Thunder Road roller coaster. Commercial will appear in a new window.

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  • Roller Coasters, Family & Kids Rides - Carowinds

    Voted top steel coaster in the world, Fury 325 is just the beginning of the fun at Carowinds. With 57 rides for thrill-seekers, families and kids of all sizes, the fun never ends! Plus Carolina Harbor, the largest Water Park in the Carolinas, is included with admission including towering water slides to wave pools, cabanas and a two-acre ...

    Get Price
  • Carowinds - ParkVault – Theme Parks, Roller Coasters

    2021-5-16u2002·u2002Then, after the 2003 season, the park was sold to Cedar Fair, owner of Cedar Point, in early 2004. The transition did not go smoothly, as Cedar Fair did not retain any animals on the ex-SeaWorld side, known as the Wild Side. It was shuttered, and most of it demolished before 2005.

    Get Price
  • Carowinds - Coasterpedia - The Roller Coaster and Flat ...

    2021-10-24u2002·u2002The park opened on March 31, 1973, at a cost of $70 million, after a four-year planning period led by Charlotte businessman Earl Patterson Hall, who was inspired to build the park by a 1956 trip to Disneyland and a dream of bringing the two states closer together. In 1975, the park was sold to Kings Entertainment Company after the Carowinds Corporation declared …

    Get Price
  • Time Line - Carowinds Connection

    2004-5-31u2002·u20021976 - The coaster Thunder Road is created and named after Robert Mitchum's 'Thunder Road,' a Carolina story depicting the speed and excitement in the old moonshine running days. 1977 - White Lightnin' strikes the Carolinas with a rollercoaster-type train which catapults daring guests from zero to more than 53 mph. in just 180 feet. The coaster ...

    Get Price
  • Carowinds - Amusement Park Charlotte, North Carolina ...

    Carowinds is where the Carolinas come together for fun! For more than 45 years, families and friends choose Carowinds for an AMAZING day the Carolina way. Only at Carowinds will you find almost 60 world-class rides, the Carolinas' best waterpark, live entertainment, Camp Snoopy and downhome Carolina cuisine.

    Get Price
  • Coaster Wiki

    2021-10-15u2002·u2002Carowinds announces the closure of their beloved wooden coaster, Thunder Road. An accident on Alton Towers' record-breaking The Smiler on June 2, 2015, forces the closure of three roller coasters at other amusement parks and the entire Alton Towers property. Busch Gardens Tampa announces a new family coaster, Cobra's Curse, for the 2016 season.

    Get Price
  • The Coaster101 Guide to Carowinds - Coaster101

    2021-4-14u2002·u2002The Coaster101 Guide to Carowinds. Situated on the border of North and South Carolina is an amusement park known as Carowinds. Taking its name from a portmanteau of the winds that blow across the state line, Carowinds is home to more than 50 rides and attractions, including a world-class collection of 14 roller coasters.

    Get Price
  • Discover the Fun & Get Tips for Enjoying Carowinds on a ...

    2020-10-13u2002·u2002Helpful Hints – Carowinds on a Budget. Season passes offer the best bargain with nice perks such as free parking, days when you can bring a guest at a significant discount, and early entry into the Carowinds and Boomerang Bay. Several discount options are offered, such as a 2-day pass, a twilight pass, or four tickets for $99.99 in 2009.

    Get Price
  • A History of Carowinds' Thunder Road - Coaster101

    2015-7-9u2002·u2002Carowinds added its second roller coaster, and first wooden coaster, with the addition of Scooby-Doo in 1975. In 1976, Carowinds opened Thunder Road, a Philadelphia Toboggan Company 'racing' wooden coaster, designed by Curtis D. Summers. It was Carowinds' largest and most expensive ride built in the park's short three years of existence.

    Get Price
  • Carowinds: The Early Years

    2016-8-12u2002·u2002News articles pertaining to Carowinds. Proposed 'Carolina Center' complex, 1973. Color aerial photo of Carowinds, 1973. Above is a screenshot from a Hardee's commercial filmed in 1976 promoting Carowinds and the brand new Thunder Road roller coaster…

    Get Price
  • Roller Coasters, Family & Kids Rides - Carowinds

    Voted top steel coaster in the world, Fury 325 is just the beginning of the fun at Carowinds. With 57 rides for thrill-seekers, families and kids of all sizes, the fun never ends! Plus Carolina Harbor, the largest Water Park in the Carolinas, is included with admission including towering water slides to wave pools, cabanas and a two-acre ...

    Get Price
  • Carowinds - ParkVault – Theme Parks, Roller Coasters

    2021-5-16u2002·u2002Then, after the 2003 season, the park was sold to Cedar Fair, owner of Cedar Point, in early 2004. The transition did not go smoothly, as Cedar Fair did not retain any animals on the ex-SeaWorld side, known as the Wild Side. It was shuttered, and most of it demolished before 2005.

    Get Price
  • Carowinds - Coasterpedia - The Roller Coaster and Flat ...

    2021-10-24u2002·u2002The park opened on March 31, 1973, at a cost of $70 million, after a four-year planning period led by Charlotte businessman Earl Patterson Hall, who was inspired to build the park by a 1956 trip to Disneyland and a dream of bringing the two states closer together. In 1975, the park was sold to Kings Entertainment Company after the Carowinds Corporation declared bankruptcy.

    Get Price
  • Time Line - Carowinds Connection

    2004-5-31u2002·u20021976 - The coaster Thunder Road is created and named after Robert Mitchum's 'Thunder Road,' a Carolina story depicting the speed and excitement in the old moonshine running days. 1977 - White Lightnin' strikes the Carolinas with a rollercoaster-type train which catapults daring guests from zero to more than 53 mph. in just 180 feet. The coaster ...

    Get Price
  • Carowinds - Amusement Park Charlotte, North Carolina ...

    Carowinds is where the Carolinas come together for fun! For more than 45 years, families and friends choose Carowinds for an AMAZING day the Carolina way. Only at Carowinds will you find almost 60 world-class rides, the Carolinas' best waterpark, live entertainment, Camp Snoopy and downhome Carolina cuisine.

    Get Price
  • Coaster Wiki

    2021-10-15u2002·u2002Carowinds announces the closure of their beloved wooden coaster, Thunder Road. An accident on Alton Towers' record-breaking The Smiler on June 2, 2015, forces the closure of three roller coasters at other amusement parks and the entire Alton Towers property. Busch Gardens Tampa announces a new family coaster, Cobra's Curse, for the 2016 season.

    Get Price
  • The Coaster101 Guide to Carowinds - Coaster101

    2021-4-14u2002·u2002The Coaster101 Guide to Carowinds. Situated on the border of North and South Carolina is an amusement park known as Carowinds. Taking its name from a portmanteau of the winds that blow across the state line, Carowinds is home to more than 50 rides and attractions, including a world-class collection of 14 roller coasters.

    Get Price
  • Discover the Fun & Get Tips for Enjoying Carowinds on a ...

    2020-10-13u2002·u2002Helpful Hints – Carowinds on a Budget. Season passes offer the best bargain with nice perks such as free parking, days when you can bring a guest at a significant discount, and early entry into the Carowinds and Boomerang Bay. Several discount options are offered, such as a 2-day pass, a twilight pass, or four tickets for $99.99 in 2009.

    Get Price
  • Roscher Adventures – Roscher Designs

    2016-1-5u2002·u2002Carowinds amusement park in NC recently demolished their Thunder Road. (One of the only wooden roller coasters to cross a state line.) Thunder Road was themed after the 1958 movie about moonshine runners. Carowinds used the space for a bigger ride and water park area. The takeaways:

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  • Magazine Back Issues: 2010-Present

    Good bad times (photos: Michigan's AutoWorld in 1984 =open 1997 =demolished, Roller Coaster at Joyland in Kansas in 1980 Roller Coaster demolition in 2015, and Pomona County Fairgrounds in 1955 Ferris Wheel rescue during 1956 incident). 1926 Coney Island property sold (details how the Giant Racer's plot made way for the Cyclone).

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  • ACE News Now

    2007-5-31u2002·u2002REMOVAL OF CASINO PIER'S JET STAR ROLLER COASTER FROM ATLANTIC OCEAN [details]-- Posted 5/14/2013, updated 11/21/2013 Record-Breaking Roller Coaster at Alton Towers [details]-- Posted 5/13/2013, updated 11/21/2013

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  • Theme Parks Troubled Production - TV Tropes

    The fourth wooden roller coaster to be built at the park, it was the world's first wooden hypercoaster (coaster with a height between 200 and 299 feet; Son of Beast stood 214 feet tall), the first to feature an inversion (a vertical loop), and the second longest wooden roller coaster in the world behind only its 'father' coaster, The Beast, on ...

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  • Kings Great Adventure

    2021-9-16u2002·u2002Inverted Coaster An inverted roller coaster with seven inversions located in the former location of Thunder Alley and Son of Beast. It is the longest of its kind in the world. 5 The Bat 1993 Arrow Dynamics Suspended A suspended roller coaster in which free-swinging cars are suspended below the track. Formerly known as Top Gun(1993–2007). 5

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  • Kings Great Adventure

    2021-10-20u2002·u2002Kings Great Adventure is an amusement park located in Jackson, New Jersey, owned by Cedar Fair and formerly owned by Kings Entertainment Company from 1974 to 1992 and Paramount from 1993 to 2006. Situated between New York City and Philadelphia, the park complex also contains the Soak City water park. Formerly known as Kings Great Adventure (1974-1993) and Paramount's Great …

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  • Kings Island

    2021-10-15u2002·u2002Kings Island is a 364-acre (147 ha) amusement park located 24 miles (39 km) northeast of Cincinnati in Mason, Ohio. Owned and operated by Cedar Fair, the park first opened in 1972 by the Taft Broadcasting Company in an effort to move and expand Coney Island, a popular resort destination along the banks of the Ohio River that was prone to frequent flooding. After more than $275 million in ...

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  • Whalom Park the Whip, take a ride on whalom park's 'whip'

    A reddit focused on the city of Boston, MA and the Greater Boston Area Flyer Comet was a wooden roller coaster located at Whalom Park in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.The roller coaster was built in 1940 and operated until is permanent closure in 2000. In 2006, after the lift motor and part of its electronics were gutted, Flyer Comet was demolished.

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  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice Season 4: Homecoming Edition ...

    2018-5-8u2002·u2002The Wind-Up sounds like it would be an incredible roller coaster. Space, I know you're a major El Toro fan (I'll be riding that in July!), so this makes sense. The only real Disney-level theming seems to be in the queue. The coaster is a bare coaster, albeit a beautiful wood type which is aesthetically in keeping with the park.

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  • Improving Mickey's Toontown At DL

    2007-1-15u2002·u2002Gone will be Gadget's Go Coaster (it will be completely demolished), replaced by this new family coaster. It's a family coaster so that grownups as well as kids can ride, too, with or without children. The old Goofy's Bounce House will also be scrapped, but some of its scenery will be reused to house a similarly-themed house, used as the queue ...

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