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Clementon adding a coaster and 3 rides for 2019

Postby larrygator » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:07 pm

It has been a while since we heard any news out of Clementon. They have announced the addition of four retro-themed rides. The Pirate Ship, Scrambler and Tilt-A-Whirl rides, plus a twisting Dragon Coaster which will be ready for visitors when the season opens on May 24. The park had a Sea Dragon, so it sounds like only 3 new rides. My guess is the coaster will be a SBF Visa spinning Figure 8.

https://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/south-jersey/2019/03/07/clementon-park-nj-theme-park-new-rides-coaster-2019-season/3090251002/

Clementon Park adds four retro-themed rides for 2019 season
Sheri Berkery, Cherry Hill Courier-Post Published 11:58 a.m. ET March 7, 2019 | Updated 2:21 p.m. ET March 7, 2019

CLEMENTON - South Jersey's century-old amusement park invites visitors to make new memories this season by reliving old ones.

Clementon Park & Splash World, founded in 1907, will add four retro-themed rides. The Pirate Ship, Scrambler and Tilt-A-Whirl rides, plus a twisting Dragon Coaster will be ready for visitors when the season opens on May 24.

The new attractions will join 24 existing rides at the amusement and water parks.

The 112-year-old amusement park also will invite guests to share photo memories for a chance to win a family reunion for up to 30 people.

The nostalgic approach leverages Clementon Park's rich history. Back in 1907, before TVs and movie theaters, amusement parks were among South Jersey's main forms of entertainment. The area had nearly 20 amusement parks from Burlington City to Cumberland County. Clementon Park is the sole survivor.

The park, built along a lakefront, was a popular spot for swimmers and a destination for young sweethearts and servicemen, particularly in the first half of the 20th century.

Its design is still influenced by its early roots; the park added a Victorian-themed main street about a decade ago.

“Our guests have fond memories that go back for generations; we want to celebrate those good times and create new ones together,” General Manager Dan Jankovits said in a press release. "This year we are taking a walk down memory lane, adding four classic, new rides that can be enjoyed by all ages."

The first of four "Bring Back the Memories - Clementon Reunion" contests will launch April 11. Guests are encouraged to collect and write captions for their favorite photos from Clementon Park & Splash World — from 1907 to 2018. More contests will be held throughout the season, with four winners receiving a free family reunion for up to 30 family members hosted at the park.
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Re: Clementon adding a coaster and 3 rides for 2019

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:46 am

Could this potentially be the used Dragon Coaster that Bowcraft was selling?

Though it wouldn't shock me one bit if it was another one of those SBF spinners. SBF has been cashing it in with those things.
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:23 am

^ That makes sense considering the proximity.
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Postby Kw6sTheatee » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:05 am

No— Alabama Splash Adventure got their pirate ship (new for this year) from Bowcraft.
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Postby coasterbill » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:13 am

That checks out. I was kind of wondering where Clementon came up with 95k. I'm assuming they found a much sh*ttier one. :lol:

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Re: Clementon adding a coaster and 3 rides for 2019

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:21 am

If you look at the link on their website, "Pirate Ship" looks like some sort of kiddie roundabout. That makes more sense considering they already had a Sea Dragon.

From the photos, it also looks like a Wisdom kiddie coaster.

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Postby Kw6sTheatee » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:53 am

That seems like a plausible fit. These 3 rides look to cost under $100K combined, not sure about the scrambler’s cost yet.
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:25 am

The Bowcraft one was $20K.
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Re: Clementon adding a coaster and 3 rides for 2019

Postby larrygator » Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:05 pm

coasterbill wrote:That checks out. I was kind of wondering where Clementon came up with 95k. I'm assuming they found a much sh*ttier one. :lol:


People make fun of the place, but Clementon has always been a money maker. Before Premier bought it, it was on the market for $15Million, with approximately $1Million in annual profit. The brother of friend who is not into amusement parks, was considering buying it as a solid income investment during his retirement.
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