Friend of the site Gary sent us some great pictures of the Puyallup Spring Fair in Washington and the VERY RARE opening of The Classic Coaster.
This Coaster is only open a few weeks every year and is really one of those "holy grail" rides for most coaster enthusiasts.
We're just going to share the highlights that Gary sent us (mostly the coasters and rides), but if you'd like to see his full report, you can find it on his website The Traveling Mr. Taylor. I know we have a lot of teachers who are fans of the site, so you may want to check out what else his site has to offer. It's really quite interesting.
Always cool to be driving down the road and seeing a coaster just on the side, especially a classic one such as The Classic Coaster.
Like many parks have done, you can purchase a brick to have a permanent souvenier at the park. But this one actually goes to a really great cause. The proceeds go to the Washington State Fair Foundation to help facilitate educational programs and provide funding for fairground improvements and preservation projects like this one.
The Ace Brick
The Classic Coaster is of course and ACE Roller Coaster Landmark
Built and open in 1935, the Classic Coaster (Also previously known as the Coaster Thrill Ride, or Giant Coaster at times in the past), this coaster originally opened as a side-friction coaster, and would later be modified to accommodate the current trains in the 1940’s when the owner of the coaster purchased them from Oaks Amusement Park in Portland where they had been previously used.
Some great historical information about the coaster is on display.
Rainier Rush is a steel roller coaster from the company Top Fun. This coaster had previously been known as Typhoon when it operated at Santa’s Village in Dundee, IL and at the Los Angeles County Fair. It was opened on the site of the former Kersplash water coaster that once operated in Puyallup.
Finally The Wildcat which was unfortunately not open for Gary's visit.
How about an aeriel view of the Spring Fair. Looks like a lot of great fun to be had.
Thanks again to Gary for sharing these pictures with us. Be sure to check out his report on his website for even more pictures. Hopefully we can have Gary share more with us when the Washington State Fair comes later this year. =)
Adventureland Long Island sent us a press release and some awesome pictures of their new coaster Turbulence that will be opening this spring.
Be sure to check out all the details and we'll be posting opening dates as soon as the park releases them. Looks like an awesome fun coaster!!
Also, be sure to buy tickets for a chance to be one of the first riders, details are below.
Adventureland to Open Only Spinning Coaster on Long Island in Spring of 2015
This winter has hammered us with snow, frozen us with historically low tempuratures and flattened many a car tire with endless roads of vengeful potholes - but at 2245 Route 110, things were heating up all winter long. With the framework of the new roller coaster Turbulence complete, the ride is set to open later this Spring.
While Turbulence's construction may seem complete to the untrained eye, coaster junkies and amusement park fans know that once the lase piece of steel track is in place, countless hours of testing must be completed before the ride can officially open. Additionally, the coaster must be appropriately landscaped before it can be ready for the public to experience. Therefore, there is not a known opening date for this coaster as of yet, in fact, the only thing one can be sure of is that this coaster will certainly not disappoint thrill seekers. As Long Island's only spinning coaster, riders will be able to experience a unique ride each time they travel along the neon green tracks.
The yellow and green behemoth roller coaster has drastically altered the landscape of this iconic park as seen by guests over Adventureland's opening weekend. Turbulence is the first custom Mack Rides roller coaster in the 53 year old land mark park, and it's the tallest and fastest coaster to ever reside in the Farmingdale destination. The German roller coaster designer, Mack Rides is considered one of the most prestigious coaster designers on the globe.
Should you be daring enough to brave Turbulence's first official ride, Adventureland's Helping Hands Foundation is hosting the First Ride for a Cause contest. Participants can purchase $5 chances in the form of a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) or Nassau Soffolk Services for Autism (NSSA) for a chance to be first on this ground-breaking thrill ride. To enter visit www.adventureland.us/firstride.
Although you must wait to find out when this coaster will officially open, you can enter to be one of the fist to ride it. Make Long Island History by being one of the fist to experience Turbulence.