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Amusement Park Drive In!

Postby robbalvey » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:34 pm

Every once in a while I run across a little gem that is like a blast right back into the past...today I found something I must share with you all...

It is the "Amusement Park Drive-In!" Yes, that is correct. Located in Laurel, Montana!

Have a look:
http://www.amusementparkdriveinonline.com/

Here are some of the main features...

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"Sugar Shack" concession stand

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82' Screen that shows movies on BOTH SIDES!!!

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Caboose that holds one projector.

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The main entrance!

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Rides!!!

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MORE RIDES!!!

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*BIG* RIDES!!!

And apparently in 2009 they are getting TWO new credits! (That's more than any Six Flags park!)
http://www.rcdb.com/pd1133.htm

But most importantly!

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CLEAN Bathrooms! But not just clean bathrooms...

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Clean bathrooms WITH SOAP!

And every Thursday a carload of TPR members can go for just $10!

So someone on TPR *must* go here and make a trip report! And be sure to include the rides, the caboose, the movies, and MOST IMPORTANTLY the clean bathrooms!

Seriously, this place actually looks totally awesome!

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Postby Carnage » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:37 pm

And it was even showing Stealth, one of the worst movies ever made.
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Postby Meteornotes » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:42 pm

That is awesome! Though I wonder how clean the bathrooms stay on a Friday or Saturday night. Then again, most park bathrooms are not too clean, so...

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Postby ebl » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:43 pm

Great to hear about this! Montana finally has something to put it on the map! :lolr:

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Postby Airtime&Gravity » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:49 pm

What is also cool is how this is a pretty new facility (opened in 05 I think the site said), and it is nice how the owners are putting a new twist on the drive-in theater. Some of the rides look a little unsafe though, but at least they give the patrons something else to do.

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Postby downunder » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:03 pm

What a cool little place, in Montana they would have to have spots for cowboys to park their horses. Does America still have lots of drive-ins? They have just about disappeared down here.

That mouse they are getting makes Quassy's mouse look safe by comparison.

I wonder which credit whores are looking this up on mapquest as I write this?

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Postby coasterdude5 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:03 pm

This is awesome, we've got some friends down in Mississippi that own a drive in and they used to have mini-golf and a little ride or two.
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Postby Sir Clinksalot » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:11 pm

Awww, I miss the drive-in. :(

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Postby Nrthwnd » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:13 pm

This is very cool.

Years and years ago, we had a drive-in in Burnaby (The Lougheed Drive-In Theater), that had a small collection of mainly children's rides down in front of the screen. And there was even a good old kiddie coaster there too - with the yellow and red-trimmed cars on it? Operated the same way as this one apparently does, with the rides only open before the movie, and at intermission too, heh heh.

Sadly, long gone and now there's a film studio right where the drive-in stood - it's the studio that produced the StarGate tv series? I forget it's name.

But again - this is cool that somebody is still doing something like this, after decades of decline for drive-ins, on their own, let alone with a small amusement park as part of it, lol.

Wonder where they're going to place the two credits on-site? :smile:
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Postby dandaman » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:44 pm

The only drive-in I know of around here is about two hours away, and I only remember because there was a news article many years ago about a tornado coming through when, I kid you not, the drive-in segment of Twister was showing.

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EDIT: Dammit, Snopes. Always gotta ruin my hopes and dreams.

http://www.snopes.com/movies/films/twister.asp

...But it DID blow through a drive-in scheduled to show Twister a couple of hours later!
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