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Re: Lakemont park closed for the summer!

Postby ElvisLuv » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:04 pm

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BitterOldHag wrote:And one more thing. If anyone wants to replicate the Toboggan experience for far cheaper than 25K, go to your local grocery store, get a shopping cart and take it up to the roof of the building, hop in the cart, and roll yourself off the building. It may even be a smoother experience than the Toboggan. :wtf:

:lmao: I've only been on the one at Little Amerricka in Wisconsin, but I'm assuming there's not a huge difference. That ride looked cool, but it was absolutely as described above.


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Re: Lakemont park closed for the summer!

Postby robbalvey » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:13 pm

thrillrider wrote:Any updates?

The website just has this:
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Which at least show there is some "some sign" of life. Not sure what that means, though.

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Re: Lakemont park closed for the summer!

Postby JT325 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:28 pm

^Very nice to see this! I hope it's all good. I loved Lakemont Park and those coasters. Even when they really really need some TLC those old rides and coasters are few and far between. We don't have many left.
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Re: Lakemont park closed for the summer!

Postby Shavethewhales » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:15 pm

Yay, it's something. Probably a detailed explination of why they've decided to not re-open any of the rides and will be converting it all to ball fields...

Not to be too pessimistic, I just have a feeling that with so many rides gone the rest of this house of cards will fall, despite the original intentions.

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Re: Lakemont park closed for the summer!

Postby jconsolmagno » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:14 pm

Shavethewhales wrote:Yay, it's something. Probably a detailed explination of why they've decided to not re-open any of the rides and will be converting it all to ball fields...

Not to be too pessimistic, I just have a feeling that with so many rides gone the rest of this house of cards will fall, despite the original intentions.


Have they actually sold anything yet though? Those rides weren't not in any condition other than... needing refurbishment.

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Re: Lakemont park closed for the summer!

Postby ImNotOneOfYou » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:50 pm

Toboggans are fun when you're at the age where you're invincible and could fall down the steps and the only lasting damage is "wow that was embarrassing"

That time of my life is long gone.
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Re: Lakemont park closed for the summer!

Postby coasterbill » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:52 pm

Well, we have our answer...

Lakemont Park to be closed for second summer in row

ALTOONA - Lakemont Park will be closed for the second summer in a row as it is undergoing renovations.

The Blair County Commissioners approved an amendment to allow the park to remain closed for the 2018 season.

Lakemont Park will reopen in the spring of 2019 as it transitions from a conventional amusement park to a family entertainment center, according to a news release.

Renovations will begin in April and will include a new mini-golf course, electric go-karts, batting cages and an upgrade to the water park.

“Our vision is to rejuvenate Lakemont Park and have it be a community centerpiece for connecting with family and friends,” said operations partner, Ralph Albarano. “The steps that we are taking to make Lakemont Park a family experience for patrons of all ages will be well worth our time, effort, and investment.”

According to the news release, renovations that were scheduled to happen in 2017 were delayed after the passing of Lakemont Partnership managing partner Donald Devorris.

Lakemont Park first open its gates in 1894 and is home to the oldest roller coaster in the world.


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Re: Lakemont park closed for the summer!

Postby Philrad71 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:25 pm

^ Hmmm...it almost makes one wonder if most of the rides except Leap The Dips will be removed?

"Family entertainment centers" usually make me envision just what they are mentioning...batting cages, go-karts, mini-golf. Throw in an arcade, ice cream shack, kiddie bungee jump, a kiddie coaster, and maybe a few rides.

Are batting cages really all that popular? It always seems like they are mostly empty when we have visited places like that. Hell, even when they started first showing up at places like that back in the 80's, I never really saw that they were all that popular.
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Re: Lakemont park closed for the summer!

Postby coasterbill » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:12 pm

They may not be popular but they require zero employees and basically no overhead if it's the type where the balls roll back to the pitching machine on a slope. You just buy a token from the guy who's probably running the mini golf course or just put bills in the machine.

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Re: Lakemont park closed for the summer!

Postby 3Mutts » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:50 pm

Philrad71 wrote:^ Hmmm...it almost makes one wonder if most of the rides except Leap The Dips will be removed?

"Family entertainment centers" usually make me envision just what they are mentioning...batting cages, go-karts, mini-golf. Throw in an arcade, ice cream shack, kiddie bungee jump, a kiddie coaster, and maybe a few rides.

Are batting cages really all that popular? It always seems like they are mostly empty when we have visited places like that. Hell, even when they started first showing up at places like that back in the 80's, I never really saw that they were all that popular.


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