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Clementon Jack Rabbit GONE

Postby PCman » Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:26 pm

Clementon Jack Rabbit GONE demolished :cry:

This is 2 out of about 30 photos I took today 12-3-2007

the new owners are not wasting anytime this was taken down in hours along with a arcade building and ride last week.

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Postby Shockwave » Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:28 pm

It was strange how it just stood there for years and years after it stopped operating.

Wonder if it'll take the park just as long to remove whats left of it?

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Postby TheGreatOne » Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:30 pm

They have new owners, so I doubt it will take too long. They seem like they mean business.

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Postby PCman » Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:33 pm

Nope
This demo. company moves fast.
When they demo a house or property in this area in days all that is left is a clean smooth surface ready to do what ever with.
I give it to the end of the week and it will be clean.

Will have pics as the process progresses

They have ex. Six Flags executives running the place. see below

"Adrenaline will be led by CEO Hue Eichelberger, who is the former Executive Vice President of the Eastern Region for Six Flags, Inc., and CFO Russell Kuteman, also a former Six Flags executive."

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Postby robbalvey » Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:06 am

Here is some footage that we shot on the Jack Rabbit about 6 years ago....


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Postby CommanderLock » Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:35 am

Awww...another landmark gone. :(
No anouncements? Just one day the wrecking crew comes in and demos the whole thing? Wow.

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Postby DaveH80 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:03 am

So what's next, are they closing the entire park now? J2 is still a relatively new coaster, it would be such a shame to tear that down as well. But how unfortunate to see such a historic coaster like Jack Rabbit removed.

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Postby PCman » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:01 am

No the opposite
The park has new owners and they are spending around 15-20 million in the next 4 years to improve the park.
Such as
    Theming
    2 Trains on Tsunami
    A new kiddie section maybe at Jack Rabbit location ??
    A new Giant water Attraction ?
    A resurfaced parking lot
    Much lower season pass pricing
    A longer season
    Holloweekends or whatever its called (thye had it a few years ago)
    New buildings (this park turned 100 years old this year)
    Some work on Tsunami / J2 which I'm sure they will be changing the name

And I'm guessing they will be busting out with a new Ad campaign as this park has been getting some a bad rap with the locals. They have a lot of Bus trips from the city.
But this park is also big with company picnics and I been to many,$15 included AYCE Picnic Buffet, 2 free 20oz. beers and each additional only a $1 can't beat it, 6 beers and 17 Tsunami rides will get your head spinning.

Plus much more surprises
The New owners haven't even announced anything yet no press release only that the park was acquired but the company in my lost post.

But I'm excited that people that now how to run a theme park is running the park instead of the previous owner who even never attended the ACE eastcoaster event even after the New Tsunami opened and could have had some free advertisement.He never even returned calls.

This I'm sure will all change with the new owners

So when ever I want to ride Jack Rabbit (my first credit) I will come back here and hit Robs Video :)

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Postby DaveH80 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:39 am

Well that is assuring at least, it'd be a real shame to lose a park. Better opperations on J2 is good and who knows...a new coaster some day would be GREAT! The real tragedy is the loss of Jack Rabbit. Hopefully the future for Clementon is promising :)

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Postby verticalzero » Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:03 am

It's very sad to see any "Classic" woodie get "razed", looked a fun size ride with a hint of :airtime: . Please post anymore photo's of it being taken down.

The new owners can add more exciting coasters and make the park a bigger success.

I hope this does not happen to the "Nash", "Rollercoaster", "Big Dipper" and "Wild Mouse" at BPB, none are protected which of course they should be, they are all riding "jems", even if the "mouse" shatters your ribs..
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