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  1. In 1926, an entrepreneur named Raymond Elmore opened up a small park in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania named Luna Park, intended to compete against other parks in Pennsylvania. The park was pretty compact, with a few attractions, including a circus, giant slide, swimming pool, ferris wheel, bumper cars, and carousel. However, the star attraction of the park was easily Luna Coaster, a PTC wooden coaster. Although not as exciting as some of the company's other endeavors (such as Thunderhawk at Dorney Park), the coaster was generally considered to be a nice ride for families. 2 years after the park opened, in 1928, a cotton candy stand opened next to Luna Coaster. This may not seem like big news, but it was the only addition to be added to the park after opening day. In 1929, the economy infamously crashed, leading to what we now know as the Great Depression. Luna Park was already struggling with attendance due to other parks in Pennsylvania like Kennywood, Hersheypark, Dorney Park, and most recently, Knoebels. As a result, the park closed two of it's attractions: the horse petting zoo and the swimming pool. More bad news would come soon, as in 1930, Raymond Elmore was diagnosed with cancer, and left the park's staff. Following that, the circus was closed down in 1931, leaving only five attractions left in operation. Even Lock Haven's own residents started to resent the park at this point, preferring to take the hour-long drive to Knoebels, which they viewed as superior. Sadly, on May 18th, 1933, Raymond Elmore lost his battle with cancer, and he died in the hospital. Only four days later, Luna Park's staff made the hard decision to close the park. The park was closed in the middle of the day, causing a large line to be formed near the exit, filled with disgruntled patrons who had gone to the park out of dedication or saving money. A few months after the park closed, two teenaged arsonists burned down part of Luna Coaster's layout, damaging the airtime hills. One of them was caught and sent to juvenile detention; however, the other was never caught. The future seemed bleak for the small park, with vines overtaking the rides and vandals sneaking into the park to vandalize attractions or take them apart. However, in 1970, Dallas Elmore, the grandson of Raymond Elmore, formulated a plan. A plan which would make Luna Park more relevant than it ever had been. This is the story of Luna Gardens, from it's opening in the '70s to the present day. A/N: Yes, Snyder Lake is cancelled. I might reveal my plans for the park in a future post, but for now, I hope you enjoy the prologue to Luna Gardens.
  2. R.I.P. Venomous: 1987 - 2009 Also, RMC RUMBLER FOR THE 2010s!
  3. To make it worse, someone breaks into your car and drives off with it! My laptop keeps shutting down at random. (And yes, this is actually happening, and it is a pain in the butt.)
  4. 1983 Once again, the fine folks at Snyder Lake struck gold with the new Wild West area! While it wasn't a smash hit, it still proved to be successful. In 1983, they added a new flat ride to the Midway, Triple Trouble, an Eli Bridge Scrambler. Named for the fact that it has 3 arms with 3 seats, Triple Trouble would spin you around and around. As a result of the addition, the Midway now had 5 rides: Space Spin, Dodgems, Wave Swinger, Triple Trouble, and of course, Ghost House! However, many people noticed that the park was beginning to clear land behind Patriot Wheel. A column of trees located in front of the ride had been shortened, leading many people to speculate on what the land will be used for. Many people predicted a roller coaster, since the plot of land would be too big for a flat ride. The plot of land could even be seen from Gold Rush Mine Train. If this turned out to be a coaster, then Gold Rush Mine Train would no longer be alone. People were anxious to find out about what would go into that plot of land. Luckily, they would get their answer next year.
  5. Pretty cool! I think that by the end of this story, it'll be owned by Parques Reunidos.
  6. 1982 1981 was yet another successful season for Snyder Lake, with Wave Swinger thrilling many guests! However, guests began to have complaints about the park. They began to complain that there weren't much rides for kids not ready to ride the thrill rides, and that most of the rides were in the Midway. So, to remedy this, in 1982, a new Western-themed area adjacent to Gold Rush Mine Train was opened, including some food and drink stalls and... West Wheel, a miniature version of the Patriot Wheel! As seen here, the West Wheel gave off views of it's older brother, Patriot Wheel, and the Gold Rush Mine Train. You could also see the West Wheel from the GRMT's helix. However, the Midway still remained popular, with Dodgems, Space Spin, Wave Swinger, and Ghost House still attracting guests! Finally, here's a shot of the two Ferris Wheels: Patriot Wheel and West Wheel!
  7. This one I had when I was 11 where this woman I didn't know kept threatening to kill me. What is the worst video game you've ever played?
  8. So, here's how this game works: Player A will ask what the worst (blank) is. For example, "What is the worst video game you've ever played?". Then, Player B will give their answer and then ask another question. For example: "Sonic 06. What is the worst movie you've ever seen?". The cycle will then repeat for the rest of the game. Anyways, let's get started! What is the worst roller coaster you've ever been on?
  9. Hydrus was a walk on! However, Pirate's Cavern...
  10. ...fly to Morey's Piers to ride Fly The Great Nor'Easter. However, when they got there...
  11. Samuel expected his park to leave guests with a smile, but he didn't expect for it to be a HIT! Lots of guests came just to ride Ghost House and Gold Rush Mine Train, which left him with lots of money, enough to add a new flat ride to the Midway in 1981. This is Wave Swinger, a swing ride where you take a seat and then swing around in the air! Lots of guests praised the ride, and it was a star attraction at the park!This may look like added scenery for Ghost House, but it is in fact a new drink stand called Dracula's Drinks! You can get lots of drinks here, including Blood Punch! The service was also notable for being nice and kind. As always, guests are enjoying the Gold Rush Mine Train, whether for it's thrills or for it's scenic views. A set of riders on Space Spin, the Tilt-A-Whirl ride. Despite just being a carnival ride, it's theming drew in guests! Finally, here's some of Ghost House's scenery. Whether it's a spooky or cheesy haunt depends on the person. So, that's 1981! See you all next time!
  12. They already blew that theming on a Vekoma family coaster. But hey, there's gonna be a ride themed to blackbears in Wildwood Grove, so maybe a bear-themed hyper?
  13. Maybe something in Owen's Farm? I mean, that section already has Barnstormer, but it doesn't have any roller coasters. I would say a launched one that goes out of the barn or a wild mouse, but Dollywood already has FireChaser and Lightning Rod, plus Wild Mouses aren't major thrills, so what do you think?
  14. To make it worse, they also end up encountering structural problems a la the B.A. Schiff Wild Mouse! Steel Curtain becomes a technical nightmare.
  15. Guys my half step grand uncle in law works for Cedar Fair and he sent me this totally real photo of Millennium Force's new name check it out
  16. In 1978, a man named Samuel Snyder visited Six Flags Over Texas. Impressed by the park, he decided to build his own theme park in his home town of Jackson, Mississippi. Little did he know that his little theme park would blossom into a thrill paradise for all ages. CHAPTER 1: SNYDER LAKE This was what the entrance to the park looked like back in 1980. If you entered the park today, you'd notice that the skyline has drastically changed. The first ride you'd see was the Carousel, a nice ride for kids and adults alike. There were also some food and drink stalls. After that, you'd walk on a bridge to the second part of the park. This bridge didn't have much, but it did have benches to sit down on and many photo ops. Now THAT'S what I call love at first sight! Once you got off the bridge, you'd enter into the topiary garden, which was accompanied by a pegasus statue and a large ferris wheel called Patriot Wheel! At this point, you could either take a left or a right. Taking a right would put you in the midway, which had a Tilt-A-Whirl named Space Spin and a Bumper Cars ride. However, at the end of the midway was a dark ride called Ghost House. This ride had excellent theming, and gave riders goosebumps all over their skin! If you went to the left, though, you would be treated with a different ride... The Gold Rush Mine Train, an Arrow Dynamics mine train coaster. It didn't go very fast, and it also wasn't very thrilling. However, it did give some amazing views, including a helix near some trees! As you can see here, the ride was popular with guests! So, that's all for 1980. Stay tuned for more years! Author's Note: This is my 4th attempt at a storyline park. Hopefully it doesn't fail...
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