Circus World - Boardwalk & BaseballUPDATED 1-3-08:
While going thru more old files I came across all this stuff from the early days of Circus World. More old maps, postcards, facts and even the souvenir book. Scroll down past the Boardwalk & Baseball stuff to see more on Circus World.Boardwalk & Baseball
was a park that I always stopped at on my way to Busch Gardens Tampa from Walt Disney World. It was a strange park that had a very unique theme.
Before it became Boardwalk & Baseball
it was called Circus World
. There were three versions of this park all of which I was lucky to visit. The first version was Ringling Bros. & Barnum Bailey Circus World
. It was a small park themed to obviously a circus. The first time I went to the park there were only four rides. The Center Ring (enterprise), Zoomerang (Arrow shuttle loop), Florida Hurricane (wood coaster) and a carousel.
Somewhere along the line the park was sold to a local real estate developer who added a lot of carnival rides. This is when the Weiner Looping was at the park. This ride gave probably the most intense ride on a roller coaster I have ever had (the original drop of Fiesta Texas' Rattler is a close second
) The park was also supposed to add the Schwarzkopf Himalaya Bahn portable coaster, but before that could happen the park was sold to Harcourt Brace Jovanovich or HBJ Family Parks. It was then closed down and completely rethemed to Boardwalk and Baseball
When HBJ was sold to Busch the park was closed for good.
Here are some brochures, postcards and pictures of the park in both of its personalities.