Scotch Plains Amusement Park Bowcraft Is Closing

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Re: Scotch Plains Amusement Park Bowcraft Is Closing

Postby coasterbill » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:03 am

Like I said, this story came from somewhere. It's not like it just popped up on an enthusiast forum and people ran with it, it was reported by actual (small) news agencies. It sounds like nothing is confirmed right now but heading out to this park just in-case might be a good idea. There's a lot of uncertainty swirling around this place.

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Re: Scotch Plains Amusement Park Bowcraft Is Closing

Postby Suspence1127 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:35 am

I don't think that the property developers that will be building the homes complex has actually bought the land yet. In the article it states that they need to get a few more approvals before they can "buy the land and move forward." It seems that they got an approval for this project before they even acquired the land. If bowcraft says they are reopening next season and that they haven't sold their land I think that might mean they aren't willing to sell the land to the builder, or that they haven't sold it yet and the park will be open another year. Only time will tell.

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Re: Scotch Plains Amusement Park Bowcraft Is Closing

Postby coasterbill » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:42 am

Suspence1127 wrote:or that they haven't sold it yet and the park will be open another year. Only time will tell.


If I had to venture a guess I'd say this sounds like the most probable scenario. Until the sale goes through the park can't confirm anything and is planning to operate normally but it's probably for sale and possibly has been for awhile now. The fact that their star ride has been for sale for years sort of backs up that theory.

This is nothing more than me speculating but I don't think this place is long for this world.

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Re: Scotch Plains Amusement Park Bowcraft Is Closing

Postby flagrockerthegreat » Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:28 am

SFOG1991 wrote:I wish this was announced a bit earlier! I was in the area just two weeks ago and would've changed my schedule to go there had I known it was closing down.

Sad to see any park close down, especially considering there are almost never new parks opening in the U.S.
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Re: Scotch Plains Amusement Park Bowcraft Is Closing

Postby coasterbill » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:30 am

All of the park's rides are now listed for sale with a description that says

BOWCRAFT PARK CLOSING ASK FOR RIDES LIST


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Re: Scotch Plains Amusement Park Bowcraft Is Closing

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:28 am

Hopefully Crossbow can find a home somewhere. As far as family coasters go, it's a really good one.
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Re: Scotch Plains Amusement Park Bowcraft Is Closing

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Re: Scotch Plains Amusement Park Bowcraft Is Closing

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:37 am

I don't think I'd make it back, but that's good for the park that they were able to stay open another year.
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Re: Scotch Plains Amusement Park Bowcraft Is Closing

Postby njcoasterguy34 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:42 am

Well, it appears 2018 was the final season for Bowcraft. If you try to go to their web-site: www.bowcraft.com, you get a 403 error.

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Re: Scotch Plains Amusement Park Bowcraft Is Closing

Postby coasterbill » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:45 am

Anybody want to loan me 35k?
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