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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.
South end of the park.
Jack Rabbit will celebrate its 99th birthday in June.
Jack Rabbit's brake run was rebuilt this past winter. Sections of the ride were also retracked.
The park is filled with beautiful flowering trees. They are my favorite part of the park in the springtime.
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.
Bobsleds is freshly-painted, the cars were painted and refurbished, and sections of the track were replaced.
The 1996 Seabreeze Carousel.
A replica of a Wurlitzer 165 Military Band Organ, built by J. Verbeeck.
The waffle and fried dough stand is being remodeled this season.
Helix is having sections of the slide replaced.
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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