NEWS: Scandia Amusement Park in Ontario closing

To be renovated, purchased by a new buyer or remain closed
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Re: NEWS: Scandia Amusement Park in Ontario closing

Postby SoCalJasonland » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:08 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Oh that's cool that they're moving the rides to the Victorville property. That's only an hour away and not hard to get to for a lot of families.


I have the feeling that Scandia knew about this for a couple of months. The rides were originally listed up for sale on Nov. 2, 2018, and doesn't appear that anything has sold yet. Since the drop tower, Tilt-a-whirl, and carousel have not been offered for sale, I am guessing that is all that they were planning to keep those few attractions.
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Re: NEWS: Scandia Amusement Park in Ontario closing

Postby Arthur_Seaton » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:06 pm

SoCalJasonland wrote:I have the feeling that Scandia knew about this for a couple of months. The rides were originally listed up for sale on Nov. 2, 2018, and doesn't appear that anything has sold yet.

Yeah, Screamscape actually posted about it a couple of months ago too. That's how I first heard about it at least. I drive past there now and again for work and haven't seen any of the rides running for a while. Then again, even when the place was open, there aren't many riders. Last time I visited, there was a single ride op who walked with us to each ride we wanted to get on and powered it up for us.

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Re: NEWS: Scandia Amusement Park in Ontario closing

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:14 am

The story of the rides being for sale is the reason I prioritized it on my December visit.
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Re: NEWS: Scandia Amusement Park in Ontario closing

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:06 am

SoCalJasonland wrote:
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Oh that's cool that they're moving the rides to the Victorville property. That's only an hour away and not hard to get to for a lot of families.


I have the feeling that Scandia knew about this for a couple of months. The rides were originally listed up for sale on Nov. 2, 2018, and doesn't appear that anything has sold yet. Since the drop tower, Tilt-a-whirl, and carousel have not been offered for sale, I am guessing that is all that they were planning to keep those few attractions.

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Re: NEWS: Scandia Amusement Park in Ontario closing

Postby LegendLover » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:42 am

I'm hoping that Alabama Splash Adventure buys the Screamer.

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Re: NEWS: Scandia Amusement Park in Ontario closing

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:32 am

Really, what made the decision was lawsuit abuse — or fake lawsuits — well, it’s quite a burden. You have to measure that with the risk.” ...

According to San Bernardino County’s online civil court database, the park has been hit with small claims or personal injury suits every few years. All of the suits filed in the past 10 years appear to have been settled, vacated or otherwise dismissed.

Sounds about right for SoCal. :roll:

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Re: NEWS: Scandia Amusement Park in Ontario closing

Postby Electerik » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:30 pm

Ooh, ooh, I have memories!

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Re: NEWS: Scandia Amusement Park in Ontario closing

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:34 pm

I never visited the park despite driving past it around a billion times over the years. I was always intrigued by the coaster and the drop tower but never cared enough to make an effort to visit. It's sad to see this park go, but also not too surprising.
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Re: NEWS: Scandia Amusement Park in Ontario closing

Postby Jew » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:03 am

have the feeling that Scandia knew about this for a couple of months. The rides were originally listed up for sale on Nov. 2, 2018, and doesn't appear that anything has sold yet. Since the drop tower, Tilt-a-whirl, and carousel have not been offered for sale, I am guessing that is all that they were planning to keep those few attractions.


Of course they knew. The rides they wanted to save are likely being sent to their other properties.

If Scandia Screamer is easy enough to transport, I can definitely see a fair company purchasing it.
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Re: NEWS: Scandia Amusement Park in Ontario closing

Postby SoCalJasonland » Sat May 18, 2019 3:31 pm

I had an afternoon appt in Rancho Cucamonga on Friday, so I stopped by Scandia for some photos and see the demolition process. The demolition permits have been issued but I don't see a demolition date yet on the city website. All rides appear to have been removed except for the pirate galleon. I got these photos from the fence around the property.
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