Lakemont Park changes

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Re: Lakemont park closed for the summer!

Postby Rai Fox » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:02 pm

Philrad71 wrote:It would be great if they could turn it into something like a Fun Spot, but I could also see it with the aforementioned attractions with LTD, kiddie rides and maybe a merry-go-round being the only rides left.


I'd love to see it but it just seems like there's so much working against them. Fun Spot is in Orlando. Lakemont is in Altoona... I just don't see how they can really draw enough people in.

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Re: Lakemont park closed for the summer!

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:07 pm

They're near State College, but unfortunately for them, most of the students are gone during peak amusement park season.
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Re: Lakemont park closed for the summer!

Postby A.J. » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:54 am

Being a Penn State alum and former theme park club exec, I can tell you point blank that students would much rather drive the two hours to Hersheypark than the 45 minutes to Lakemont. There are plenty of opportunities for those students to go at the beginning (Apr-May) and end (Aug-Sep-Oct) of the operating season, and parks are often generous enough to set up construction tours for the club during the off-season. Kennywood and Knoebels are also somewhat frequent destinations, but Hersheypark is the closest "thrill" park to State College.
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Re: Lakemont park closed for the summer!

Postby The Great Zo » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:29 pm

No, I don't have any news on Lakemont.

I do, however, have some pictures from the fireworks show after the Altoona Curve baseball game on June 5th.

Let's just say you might find yourself asking some questions about the wisdom of shooting off fireworks from directly adjacent to a half-century-old wooden roller coaster...
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Re: Lakemont park closed for the summer!

Postby coasterbill » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:40 pm

:lol: Perhaps they’re looking to collect some insurance money before turning the place into condos?

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Re: Lakemont park closed for the summer!

Postby Shavethewhales » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:51 pm

lol, Bill, took the words out of my mouth. There's no way no one pointed out to them that this was a bad idea. Wonder how much oil is still on the tracks.

Makes you wonder how serious they are about re-opening that coaster. I could see them only trying to re-open Leap The Dips at this rate.

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Re: Lakemont park closed for the summer!

Postby Taylor Finn » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:34 pm

Well, I just saw this. Wonder who bought it? Park/crazy individual who wants it for themselves?
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Re: Lakemont park closed for the summer!

Postby robbalvey » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:45 am

Taylor Finn wrote:Well, I just saw this. Wonder who bought it? Park/crazy individual who wants it for themselves?

You still see them on the traveling fair circuit. Wouldn't surprise me if one of those operators bought it.

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Re: Lakemont park closed for the summer!

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:48 am

Awesome! Glad they got rid of that piece of crap.
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Re: Lakemont park closed for the summer!

Postby coasterbill » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:50 am

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Awesome! Glad they got rid of that piece of crap.


Lakemont Park? Agreed.

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