[RCT3] East Side Lagoon: 1982 - A Stroll Through the Park in Roller Coaster Games, Models, and Other Randomness Posted November 9, 2015 A Stroll Through the Park - 1982 With the movement of Troika, there is now this neat little overlook into Kiddieland which I happen to really love. Families have started to reappear at the park, with the Kiddieland seeming to fill a niche demographic for what is largely a shrinking family population as well as a shrinking Pittsburgh population. The region as a whole has been on a downward trend which is only stabilized by a local population which returns to the park year after year. The park has done well to stay relevant by following suit of Kennywood and growing their nationality days and school picnic intake. Surprisingly, most of the parks business is done by the 4th of July. The park has been working towards getting a fireworks show on the 4th to boost attendance though safety issues and permits have been an issue in years past. Other seasonal projects in the works include a Christmas lights walkthrough and a Halloween haunt, though these are still many years out. In the meantime, the park is still working to boost attendance with an influx of new flats and attractions to get guests here and keep them here longer. New rides include this Enterprise ride from Schwarzkopf, who's supplied many rides to the park in the past. Crowds are light today, something not uncommon for a weekday at the park. A very pricy venture, the Whip has brought the park good praise amongst the preservationists. With Charles Jacques book on the history of Kennywood being published this year, the public seems to have a renewed interest in these sort of living museums. East Side's collection of classic rides has made it a popular place for enthusiasts to come and enjoy. The park hopes it can ride this wave of public support towards being a staple in the community hopefully keeping it safe from the volatile trends in the economy. Though you shouldn't fear, the park has been doing just fine and has been largely able to avoid most of the pitfalls that caused a wave of closures in the 60's and 70's.