Sue
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Monday, October 11, 2010 10:39:26 PM
http://www.flickr.com/ph.../sets/72157625146010254/ 
I visited this park on Saturday morning. It is on a one-acre lot.
It is a very old park that has been purchased and revived by a local woman who went there as a child. It is mostly made up of original Herschell rides. She put a lot of $ into fixing it up as it was closed for a while and some of the rides were beyond repair. The mini roller coaster had to be scrapped but she salvaged two of the cars to put on display. It is for really little kids - like 6 and under. Some of the rides like the train/bus are so tiny, only toddlers would fit in the door! It has an original pony cart, boat ride, helicopters, carousel, and the train/bus. Not sure if the airplanes and car ride and ferris wheel are also Herschells? anyone know?

She is missing one vehicle from the car ride. If anyone on here knows of someone who may have an old vehicle that matches any of the other vehicles on this ride, let me know. I really would like to find her a vehicle - it is sad to see it missing one like this.

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Monday, October 11, 2010 10:48:39 PM
Those old cars are nice.

The copter is a San Anton.
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Sue
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Monday, October 11, 2010 10:52:17 PM
Thanks - I changed the photo ID. Who is mfg of that old ferris wheel and the airplanes?
jimb
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Monday, October 11, 2010 11:44:02 PM
Sue, Kiddie Wheel is a San Antone and the Airplanes are Theel (I believe. Hope this helps.
Sue
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 7:59:08 AM
I assume that the San Antonio ride co was in fact, in San Antonio like this park? Perhaps it was where they showcased their new kiddie rides?
JW
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 11:26:46 AM
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Originally posted by Sue

I assume that the San Antonio ride co was in fact, in San Antonio like this park?


Sue, San Antonio Roller Works was/is in San Antonio. The company is now, Carousels USA.
http://www.carouselsusa.com/ 

"Don't forget to be half fair and give a little credit to the small concessionaire"
indianacarnie
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 10:22:57 PM
i think i played a still date in their parking lot or "next door"? this was a looooong time ago....over 25 years. and i seem to remember a very very run down park, weedy , no paint ,etc. if this is indeed the place i remember then major kudo's to that lady! (i learned to m.b. at this still date[:D])
An end, even with terror, is better than terror without end. F.Neitzsche
texasshowman
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 10:39:39 PM
there is no lot next to the park.there parking is about for 12 cars maybe.your thinking of sunshine park on roosevelt ,
johnroach100
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 11:36:36 PM
Once in a while I see cars that would match on ebay, but not lately.

Did you get a picture of the drive on the car ride? I might know who made it.
http://entertainment.webshots.c...nhDi?vhost=entertainment 
indianacarnie
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:17:17 AM
could be texasshowman, as i said it's been a looooong time ago. and "roosevelt" is sure ringing a bell for some reason. are there any rides at all in sunshine park?...an old little bitty train maybe? haha, as i said lying brian taught me how to m.b. at that lot so its always kinda stayed in my mind.
An end, even with terror, is better than terror without end. F.Neitzsche
Rockowheel
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 7:26:13 AM
The woman that saved that little park should be commended for rescuing that park. Unlike the lowlifes here in Chicago that destroyed our Kiddieland of 81 years in Melrose Park.
Sue
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 8:13:13 AM
There is parking for about 10-12 cars in one lot on the road going towards the big city park and more parking around the other side if you enter from Broadway past the motel.
The park is on Broadway - very close to where the old Playland??? park used to be.(the park that the Phoenix coaster at Knoebels came from) We drove by there first, just a big lot full of weeds with a chainlink fence around it.
I was told that this kiddie park was owned by an "old carnie"(anyone know who it might have been?) who let it get really run down. The kiddie coaster was so bad that it had to be scrapped. I think a kid or two was injured on it. It sat empty for a while. She put a million $ into it. It was the front page story of the April issue of Amusement Today. I will try to find it to post it online. It was in terrible shape from what I heard.
ringmaster
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 11:41:20 AM
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Originally posted by johnroach100

Once in a while I see cars that would match on ebay, but not lately.

Did you get a picture of the drive on the car ride? I might know who made it.
http://entertainment.webshots.c...nhDi?vhost=entertainment 


Off Topic, but what's the story on that Triple Wheel ?