Turtle Beach, a new water designed complex for children,
opens this year. The Trabant is removed.
The success of Turtle Beach resulted in an
expansion featuring additional water elements and a dry play area,
Hightide Fun Huts.
The midway is expanded by the far end of
Big Dipper featuring the Mirage, a Weber 1001 Nachts ride and the
Casino, a Chance ride that was similar to the Trabant. The Spider was
relocated to this new midway.
Nothing new is added this season. A bungee jump attraction was
offered for extra charge for part of the season.
Texas Twister, a Huss Top Spin and the
very first ride of its kind in America, debuts. It is a huge hit.
Several improvements greeted guests this
year. The Sky Glide is removed, the Carousel is restored, and a new
theater, the Stagecoach Theater, replaces the Gold Rush Theater. The
Gold Rush Theater becomes an arcade.
Funtime sells its family of parks to Premier
Parks of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in August. This would also be the
last season for the Corkscrew and the much loved Rocket Ships.
The park sees a lot of
improvements under the new owners. The park would receive a new,
updated main gate. Mind Eraser, a Vekoma Boomerang coaster, would
replace the Corkscrew while the area around the new coaster would
sport a 50's theme. Grizzly Run, a river raft ride, is built by Raging
Wolf Bobs. The park extends its season even further by hosting its
first Halloween event called Hallowscream.
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