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RonC_Picker
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Jan 2nd, 2018 01:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

Coney Island and Palisades Amusement Park as a child. I need say no more.

Leftee
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Life makes a man tired.
Jan 2nd, 2018 01:31 PM   Edit   Profile  

Geauga Lake and Cedar Point for me.

Geauga Lake closed some time ago.

External link

Foggy1
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Murrells Inlet, SC

So, so you think you can tell?
Jan 2nd, 2018 01:39 PM   Edit   Profile  

"There used to be a place not far from here called The Enchanted Forest, in Ellicott City, MD."

Wow I remember going there when i was a kid.

Those were some good memories.

Charlie Macon
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Yeeeehaaaa!
Jan 2nd, 2018 02:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

My Mom sometimes reminds me of the wonderful trip to Six Flags a couple of days after I had recovered from an ear infection. Naturally, we tried out La Salle's Boat Ride, where they apparently use genuine atomic howitzers to simulate the sound of cannon fire.

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Curled up

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Jan 2nd, 2018 02:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

That is hilarious, Charlie!

Taildragger
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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Jan 2nd, 2018 02:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

When I was 4 or 5, we used to go to Elitch's Amusement Park in Denver. At that time, all they may have had was "kiddie" type rides, at least, that's what I was aware of, being that young. All I remember some little boats, a miniature train and a pony ride.

Charlie Macon
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Yeeeehaaaa!
Jan 2nd, 2018 03:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

Now into the teen years (14 or 15), I foolishly admitted to my good pal at the time, that I DID NOT make out with my girlfriend in the Spelunker's Cave. I caught endless ridicule hell for this abomination.

Charlie Macon
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Austin, Texas

Yeeeehaaaa!
Jan 2nd, 2018 03:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

For the 'record'....I still have the Rolling Stones' "More Hot Rocks, Big Hits and Fazed Cookies" double album that the same girlfriend gave me as a gift.

Hammond101
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Jan 2nd, 2018 04:38 PM   Edit   Profile  

Leftee, Do you remember Euclid Beach? I was very young for that one! My Sis has the home movies of my riding the boats and fire engine. Maybe I was 2 years old.



Strat Man Do
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Hill Country, Texas

Making music one note at a time.
Jan 4th, 2018 09:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

Growing up in the Cleveland area, it was Euclid Beach Park for me. To this day, memories of the "Laughing Sal" animatron at the entrance to the old school fun house still creeps me out! Our annual visit was always capped off by a scoop of their famous soft serve ice cream and some popcorn balls.

Laughing Sal

ECS-3
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Jan 4th, 2018 10:18 AM   Edit   Profile  

Glen Echo Amusement Park was always fun when I was growing up.

Used to be an amusement park

HenryJ
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Jan 4th, 2018 10:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

We did not have an amusement park near us when I was growing up in north Louisiana, but the fair was every year and there were rides for a week or so. Tilt-a-whirl, twister, the bullet, ferris wheel, etc.

But two or three times we went to Pontchartain Amusement Park in New Orleans. They had the Wild Maus and a maze of mirrors and other stuff to try to make your way through.

It's not there any more

Scott L.
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Memphis

Mr. Crump don't 'low no easyriders here.
Jan 4th, 2018 11:56 AM   Edit   Profile  

We had Lakeland in the Memphis area. The sky ride was really cool.

Lakeland

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Curled up

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Jan 4th, 2018 12:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

Strat Man Do, that Laughing Sal is the stuff of nightmares!


Anyone remember Six Gun Territory in central Florida (Ocala)? We went there one time in the early 70's.

It had some carnival-type rides like a small roller-coaster and bumper cars, but the main attraction was an old-west-style main street where they would stage shootouts *while the visitors were also in the street*.

Let me tell you, the wee Peegoo was greatly impressed by all the noise and the smell of burning powder. I think it was a defining moment in my development as a firearms enthusiast.

Like the Enchanted Forest, it's now a shopping center, called Six Gun Plaza.

Pa! They's robbin' the bank!

Taildragger
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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Jan 4th, 2018 02:29 PM   Edit   Profile  

There used to be a "Laughing Sal" at Playland on the beach in San Francisco as well.

Playland:

Stratmanx
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Jan 4th, 2018 03:23 PM   Edit   Profile  

Lets see, when I was a child and lived in NJ, it was Palisades Park, Coney Island, Uncle Milty's, The Land of Make Believe, Seaside Heights, and of course Atlantic City.

Moved to MA as a teenager and it was Riverside Amusement Park.

In Memphis we had Liberty Land, but that was torn down years ago, and Elvis favorite Roller Coaster, the Zippin Pippin, was sold and now resides in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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