Seabreeze Amusement Park

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Re: Seabreeze Amusement Park

Postby wildcatroc » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:59 pm

TheAmericanKnight wrote:BTW, anyone know if the tunnel was always a part of the Jackrabbit Finale, or was it added on later?


A good question. So far as I have been able to tell from my research on the Jack Rabbit, I believe the tunnel to have been added around 1928. There was no tunnel from 1920-1923 so far as I can tell based off of pictures showing damage from the 1923 fire. A 1928 newspaper reports that some of the dips were steepened and talks about the ride going deeper into the rabbit's burrow. I suspect that this is about the time when that final drop was tunneled, although the evidence I have is not definitive.
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Re: Seabreeze Amusement Park

Postby wildcatroc » Tue May 21, 2019 7:21 pm

Seabreeze Park opened for the 2019 season on May 18. This year the park will celebrate its 140th anniversary. Here are some photographs from the park's opening day.
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South end of the park.
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Jack Rabbit will celebrate its 99th birthday in June.
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Jack Rabbit's brake run was rebuilt this past winter. Sections of the ride were also retracked.
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The park is filled with beautiful flowering trees. They are my favorite part of the park in the springtime.
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These colorful lanterns adorned the park in the 1920s and could be found on the Dodgem, Virginia Reel, Penny Arcade and on food concessions. Today they illuminate the train depot.
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Bobsleds is freshly-painted, the cars were painted and refurbished, and sections of the track were replaced.
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The 1996 Seabreeze Carousel.
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A replica of a Wurlitzer 165 Military Band Organ, built by J. Verbeeck.
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The waffle and fried dough stand is being remodeled this season.
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Helix is having sections of the slide replaced.
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A new family water slide is being installed in Soak Zone.

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Re: Seabreeze Amusement Park

Postby bert425 » Tue May 21, 2019 7:26 pm

that Carousel is gorgeous!

thank you for sharing such great pics.
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Re: Seabreeze Amusement Park

Postby JT325 » Tue May 21, 2019 7:27 pm

Great report and pictures! I can't wait to get back to this place. After one full-day (the park really charms heavy at night) at the park 3 years ago, Seabreeze instantly became one of my top 5 parks. "Most fun" over records and quantity.
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Re: Seabreeze Amusement Park

Postby thedlr » Tue May 21, 2019 7:48 pm

Thanks for the well-timed update! We plan on visiting in a couple of weekends.

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Re: Seabreeze Amusement Park

Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed May 22, 2019 5:08 pm

What a great report! I really enjoyed this park when I visited with TPR years ago... I love seeing how much they’ve added and cleaned up since that visit! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Seabreeze Amusement Park

Postby Johnlloyd » Wed May 22, 2019 6:54 pm

Thanks for sharing these great photos of opening weekend, wildcatroc! I was greatly impressed with the charm of the park when I had first visited in August 2017. I hope to get back one day soon! :)
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Re: Seabreeze Amusement Park

Postby TheAmericanKnight » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:37 pm

I am going to Seabreeze with a couple of friends soon for the first time in 2 years. Has the park changed much in 2 years, or not really? Anything I should know, or is it basically the same?

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