PHOTO TR: Cleaning out my closet. Lot's of old pictures

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Postby thrillrider » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:53 pm

This short report is all about the coasters and attractions of 1988.

There are ads from cedarpoint, lakeside park, boblo island, kennywood, blackpool, and six flags great america.
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Boblo island's new indoor coaster.
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Lakeside park. Never been here, but would love to check this park out.
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Kings islands new water ride.
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Blackpool pleasure beach.
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Coaster capital of the world? You decide.
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Cedarpoint gemini picture. Also announcing the new soak city water park. Funny how it only cost 3.5 mill to build the entire park. A slide alone cost's that today.
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Shockwave at six flags great America. Never did get to ride it, but did get to see it sitting in pieces next to the park on a hill.
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Postby MayTheGForceBeWithYou » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:03 pm

Lakeside's a great little park. If you're ever in Colorado, be sure to visit.
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Postby thrillrider » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:56 pm

Yea, it looks like a cool old "retro" type park.
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Postby SoCalCoasters » Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:06 pm

thrillrider wrote:Yea, it looks like a cool old "retro" type park.


I though I'd stepped into the 70's in that park, it was interesting and really fun.

The Lakeside Cyclone is a great woodie, the first drop is terrific and the layout is good, as are the trains. (only seat blets! :airtimer: )
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Postby beatle11 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:28 pm

Thanks for keeping this thread going. Great stuff.
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Postby thrillrider » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:08 am

beatle11 wrote:Thanks for keeping this thread going. Great stuff.


Thank you.

No update today, as we are going to see an ozzy osborne concert tonight. :b
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Postby CorkscrewFoley » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:24 am

Dave, I'm sure you know it always makes my day when you put up a Boblo brochure...Nightmare was a big thing, especially when you're getting into dating, and riding with someone you liked was a big deal...I was never that fortunate, but no spoils here.

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Postby thrillrider » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:51 pm

For more on Boblo island and other past amusement parks in Michigan, there is a great site with lots of current pictures of the park today.

http://www.waterwinterwonderland.com/amusement.aspx

Kind of sad to see the park looking so empty. The condos that replaced the park have not done very well.
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Postby MayTheGForceBeWithYou » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:54 pm

My mom used to go to Boblo all the time as a kid.
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Postby thrillrider » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:45 am

Boblo island was a great park. The park always made money, but due to greed , it was removed for condos.

I wish the park were still here today, as it would be nice to have some coasters in my backyard.
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