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Closed rides and attractions

The following are amusement park rides and attractions that have been closed. Most were closed down years ago, with no known plans to reopen them.

American Attractions and Parks

Freedomland

  • Freedomland was a theme park in the Bronx, New York, USA from 1960-64. Over in the shape of the United States, the park originally had a simulated-history theme. In its last years it became more of a conventional amusement park, then closed under competition from the 1964-65 Worlds Fair. Site is now "Co-Op City" high-rise development.

Opryland USA

  • Opryland USA was a theme park in Nashville, Tennessee, USA themed around American music. The park was affiliated with the Grand Ole Opry, with shows and live entertainment being notably emphasized around the park rather than rides. Opryland operated from 1972 until 1997, at which point it was closed and demolished to make room for a mega shopping mall.

Six Flags AstroWorld

Anheuser-Busch

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

  • The Monorail: closed and removed in 1999
  • The original brewery was demolished and Gwazi was built in its place
  • The Python: closed October 31, 2006 and demolished as part of a renovation of the Congo area of the park

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

  • Drachen Fire: Closed after five seasons due to roughness and was scrapped in 2002 after no buyer for it was found.
  • Le Mans Raceway: Closed July 5, 2006, in order to make room for the dive coaster Griffon which opened in Spring 2007

SeaWorld Ohio

  • Park was sold to Six Flags who then merged the park with Six Flags Worlds of Adventure, now Geauga Lake

Cedar Fair

Cedar Point

Knott's Berry Farm

Worlds of Fun

  • Aerodrome (1978-1986)
  • Alpine Petting Zoo (1973-1986)
  • Barnstormer (1978-1983)
  • Bearenstain Bear Country (1997-2000)
  • Cotton Blossom (1973-1995), the riverboat built for MGM's 1951 film production of Show Boat.
  • Either Oar (1987-2000)
  • Half Pint's Peak (1977-1986)
  • Humpty's Haven (1978-1987)
  • Incred-O-Dome (1981-1997)
  • Omegatron (1986-2001)
  • Orient Express (1980-2003)
  • Pandamonium! (1987-1996)
  • The Python Plunge (1988-1999)
  • Rockin' Reeler (1991-2005)
  • The Safari (1973-1978)
  • Schussboomer (1973-1984)
  • Screamroller/Extremeroller(EXT) (1976-1988)
  • Silly Serpent (roller coaster) (1980-1988)
  • Ski Heis/Sky Hi (1973-1987)
  • U.S.S. Henrietta (1973-1998)
  • Victrix Firing Range (1973-1993)
  • Wing Ding (1978-1980)
  • Wobble Wheel (1977-1993)
  • Zambezi Zinger (1973-1997)

Paramount Parks

Paramount's Carowinds

Paramount's Great America

  • Stealth: Relocated to Paramount's Carowinds in 2003

Paramount's Kings Dominion

  • Apple Turnover was removed for the original Hurricane Reef expansion in 1992.
  • Diamond Falls was closed due to roughness in 2002; demolished in 2005 and will be replaced by the Italian Job Stunt Coaster in 2006.
  • Freefallin' and a kids area in Waterworks were removed at the start of the 2004 season to make room for the Italian Job Stunt Coaster.
  • Galaxy was closed after the 1984 season; In 1983 a rider was decapitated.
  • King Kobra
  • Lake Charles, which hosted shows in the early days of Kings Dominion, was partially filled in during the early 1990s to make room for Kings Dominion's water park. As of the 2005 season, part of the lake still remained.
  • Lion Country Safari was closed after the 1992 season; the area the monorail station was located in was rethemed to Congo and (as of 2005) is now an empty field.
  • Time Shaft / Haunted River / Smurf Mountain: removed to make room for the Volcano roller coaster
  • Mount Kilimanjaro was removed in the early 1990s and replaced by Volcano and Flight of Fear in the later 1990s.
  • Old Dominion Line
  • Sky Pilot was removed in the mid to late 1990s due to maintenance issues and a fatality.

Paramount's Kings Island

  • Screamin' Demon: Arrow Shuttle-launched single loop coaster moved to Camden Park in West Virginia in 1988. It closed in 1999 and was removed in 2004.
  • The Bat: Arrow first generation suspended coaster removed after four seasons due to mechanical problems. Replaced by Arrow custom multi-looper, "Vortex". This ride uses the same loading station as "The Bat". This ride re-emerged in different form as Top Gun, a successful Arrow Suspended coaster some years later in a different section of the park.
  • King Cobra: TOGO stand up looping coaster closed after the 2001 season due to expensive maintenance King Cobra was dismanted at the start of the 2002 season. Replaced with Delirium, a Huss Giant Frisbee.

Six Flags

Six Flags Astroworld

  • Park closed at the end of the 2005 season and all rides were removed.

Six Flags Great Adventure

  • Spinmeister/Enterprise
  • Evolution
  • Jumping Jack Flash
  • Time Warp
  • Joust-A-Bout
  • Viper
  • Spinnaker
  • Lightning Loops

Six Flags Great America

  • AmeriGoRound. Classic carousel removed and replaced with Revolution, a Huss Frisbee ride.
  • Cajun Cliffhanger. Removed after accident. Replaced with The Jester's Wild Ride.
  • Delta Flyer/Eagle's Flight. Sky ride removed with industry trend on abandoning gondola rides.
  • The Edge. Intamin first generation FreeFall Ride removed one season after accident injuring 3 teenagers. Replaced with PowerDive.
  • Gulf Coaster. Junior coaster removed after park's debut season due to unpopularity and small mechanical fire.
  • Hay Baler and Sky Whirl Removed for Deja Vu
  • Power Dive. Looping Starship replaced with King Chaos, a Chance Inverter ride.
  • Rolling Thunder. Bobsled ride relocated to another park. Former location is now entrance area for Southwest Territory/Hurricane Harbor.
  • Shockwave-former Arrow multi-inversion "parking lot coaster" replaced by Superman and real landscaping.
  • Southern Cross. Round trip sky ride removed as part of construction for White Water Rapids/Roaring Rapids.
  • Tidal Wave. Intamin Shuttle-Loop coaster removed for Batman The Ride Tidal Wave relocated to SFOG and SFKK as Greezed' Lighting.
  • Turn Of The Century. Arrow custom double-corkscrew modified by removing two airtime hills with two loops and heavy theming elements for The Demon.
  • Traffique Jam. Car ride Removed for construction of White Water Rapids/Roaring Rapids prior to 1984 season.
  • Yukon Yahoo. Bayern Curve ride removed.
  • Z Force. Intamin's only Space-Diver roller coaster relocated first to SFOG as "Z-Force", then to SFMM as "Flashback". Replaced at SFGAM by Iron Wolf, B&M's first stand-up roller coaster.

Six Flags Over Texas

  • Big Bend ran at Six Flags Over Texas 1971-1978 The Big Bend was transported to Six Flags St. Louis after leaving Six Flags Over Texas. At one time the trains could be seen in a field from the lift of the Screamin' Eagle's lift. Later the Big Bend was sold for scrap metal.
  • The Great Six Flags Air Racers
  • Texas Cliffhanger (also known as G-Force and Wildcatter.)
  • Spindletop
  • Caddo Lake War Cannoes
  • Spinnaker
  • Chameleon
  • Daffy Duck Lake
  • Road Runner Runaround

Six Flags Over Georgia

  • Chevy Show--There is now Shake, Rattle, and Roll in it.
  • Drunken Barrels
  • Exxon Modern Car Ride
  • Flying Dutchman
  • Great Gasp
  • Jean Ribaut's Adventure
  • Looping Starship
  • Mo-Mo Monster
  • Okefenokee Swamp
  • Ragin' Rivers
  • Round Up
  • The Great Six Flags Racer
  • Viper (Shuttle Looper)
  • Yahoo N'Hooler
  • Z-Force. Intamin Space Diver coaster, originally constructed at Six Flags Great America and moved to SFOG. Ride was later moved to Six Flags Magic Mountain as "Flashback". Ride currently SBNO.
  • Deja-vu (Boomerang Coaster)
  • Spindle Top
  • Haunted House
  • Slanted House

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Disneyland

Magic Kingdom

Epcot

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Animal Kingdom

References

Walled Lake Amusement Park

Canadian Attractions

Closed Parks

Parks with Closed Attractions

Paramount Canada's Wonderland

Universal Orlando

Universal Studios Florida

Islands of Adventure

Triceratops Encounter

References

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