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Jan 27th, 2009, 05:39 PM
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To here_today_gone2Maui

Gold City was the right place, In Franklin. I've heard from several people on the internet, that the area where it was located, is now Gold City mineral mine. They used to have their mine and flume at the top of the mountain, but took the chairlift down maybe ten years ago, and now you mine at the bottom of the mountain. Someone I got in contact with said he just moved to the area in 2000, and heard rumors there was an abandoned old west town on top of the mountain that was kuduzed over, and surrounded by a gate.

My father has slides of almost every thing we did when I was little, but the slide projector is on the fritz, so now If I want to see them, I have to view them through a flash light for now. And I still have 4 more carousels to go through!

I hope I can find them, eventually.

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Jan 27th, 2009, 07:28 PM
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This is a fun read!

From DebitNM:

Freedomland in The Bronx {NY}
; Danbury Fair {CT} and I was one of the lucky ones, got to swim with the sharks at Marineland {CA} and I also remember The Nut Tree {great food, still have a recipe book from there}. If you are in the area {about 45 minutes north of NYC}, Rye NY has a great amusment park "Playland" that is in the National Historic register and is a delight. I also remember Adventures Inn and I never went, Palisades Park evokes memories of a song that made every kid in the neighborhood beg to be taken there {always was told it was to far from Westchester, so we ended up at Playland, a great substitute. Thanks for the memories!

My husband grew up in Westchester -- we recently went to his high school reunion and he and another guy were reminiscing about painting the Wild Mouse at Playland one summer!

I never got to Freedomland, but Palisades Park was the greatest - went there after my boyfriend's senior prom. I have a Palisades Park framed poster on my kitchen wall.

Anyone remember Kiddie City? I think it was in Queens, and it was the first place I ever went on a Tilt-a-Whirl.

What about Nunley's?

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Jan 29th, 2009, 09:56 PM
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Gotta say great thread, to fun.

Im going to go in the wayback machine with this one. Not sure if anyone would even remember but I loved this place as a kid. Used to beg my parents all the time to go. "Legend City" in Tempe Arizona. Kinda a crapy little place but I loved it. It had a cool log ride and they had a tour of an old west town. They would take you into a room and place a bowling ball on a rail and it would go up instead of down the rest of the rail. I thought that was about the coolest thing when I was 10.

They also had the Wax Museum right next door which was pretty cool as well.
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Jan 30th, 2009, 05:52 AM
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mscmkr - Legend City has been mentioned previously

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Jan 30th, 2009, 05:58 AM
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All in Southern California:

Pacific Ocean Park


Busch Gardens (an amusement park with alcohol. Yes, that's entertainment!)

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Feb 11th, 2009, 09:56 AM
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I'm from Cincinnati and our park was Coney Island advertised as the cleanest amusement park. I was located on the Ohio river several miles upstream. as a young child my father would come home from work early on a Thursday and we would pile in the car and go downtown and get on theIsland queen, a large paddle boat with lots of room and after sometime we would arrive. we walked up to the entrance and could spend as much time as possible on the many rides. (the boat ran back & forth several times a day) Unfortunately it burned in Pittsburgh at the end of the 1947 season and never replaced. then unless you had your own boat had to drive or take city buses. There was a huge pool which I went as a teenager and later. Also, a ballroom Moonlight Gardens. But A big problem was the Ohio river and it flooded many times. River Downs,a race track shared parking and as a teenager I remember going with my family swimming with my younger siblings while our parents went to the races and then meeting for supper. I was home Labor day 1971 the last day. A theme park Kings Island was going to open the next year and some of the rides were going to be transported. But I wanted my husband to see the place and I hadnn't been there since I left home. My father decided to go and we took our 3 year old. Also there was Lesourdesville(sp?) Lake near Middletown. I was only there once or twice as an older teenager. It wasn't as nice. It lasted longer and changed its name to something else. I believe we took our kids in late 70's. my husband didn't like Theme parks but whenever we drive to Cincinnati we would pass Kings Island which had a replica of the Eiffel tower very visible from I71 and one son would get very upset passing it. over the years we visited it a number of times. But it isn't Coney Island.
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Feb 12th, 2009, 04:59 PM
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I happened upon this old thread, how fun!

Not really an amusement park in the traditional sense, but anyone from MA remember King's Castle Land on route 18 in Abington? They had little houses based on fairy tales and stories, a huge dragon you could climb on and little rides. My little brother and I had so much fun here!
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Feb 13th, 2009, 05:37 AM
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I remember some of these growing up in Florida in the late '60s & '70s.
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