Wildwood,NJ old wooden rollar coaster

Wildwood,NJ old wooden rollar coaster

Post by CHRISTA » Wed, 18 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Hi all...

I was wandering if anyone had any information on the old wooden rollar coaster
that used to operate in Wildwood,NJ, it was located out front of Mariner's
Landing. They re-did it several years back and it was actually operational...
but I didn't go there for several years and last time I went back it was not
there.  The coaster stood alone, it wasn't part of a pier if I recall ..any
information would be great.

Also, there was another rollar coaster/ Haunted House ride that was on Hunt
Pier. It was an awesome ride and as that pier changed names they always kept
that there.... and last time I went there that was also gone...any information
would be great, thanks:)

Christa

 
 
 

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Post by CYCLONE » Wed, 18 Nov 1998 04:00:00

The wooden roller coaster near Mariner's Landing was located on what became
known as Nickel's Midway Pier.  Built by John Miller, and originally known as
the Jackrabbit, it was named Screem Machine in its remaining years.  It was a
moderate size rectangular shaped ride.  

The roller coaster/haunted house on Hunt's Pier is the Golden Nugget Mine Ride,
and is very much still in operation on the newly themed Dinosaur Beach Pier, at
the same location.

  Steve
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Post by CHRISTA » Thu, 19 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Thanks so much for the information:)  Do u happen to know when the JackRabbit
got torn down and why???  Now that u are saying the name of the piers its
making sense:)  

Is the Mine Ride still the same? I used to love that ride, it's a cute
ride..lots of fun:)  

Do you remember the Kamakazi that used to be there before it became Dinosaur
Beach...by the way, what is on that pier currently?  Anyway, thanks for the
info

Christa

 
 
 

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Post by Joe Schwar » Thu, 19 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Do you remember the Kamakazi that used to be there before it became Dinosaur
> Beach...by the way, what is on that pier currently?  Anyway, thanks for the
> info

The Kamikaze was moved to Six Flags Over Georgia, where it's called Ninja:

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Post by Christian Luch » Fri, 20 Nov 1998 04:00:00

That's interesting! I didn't know that ride was moved! Incredible head
choppers!

Chris.

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> The Kamikaze was moved to Six Flags Over Georgia, where it's called Ninja:

>   http://SportToday.org/

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> a photo gallery celebrating the joy and beauty of amu***t rides!

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Post by NJ B » Sun, 22 Nov 1998 04:00:00

The roller coaster you were wondering about was the Jack Rabbit. It was at
Schellenger Av and the Boardwalk. It was built in 1919 and remained in
operation until 1984 when it was torn down because of high maintainence costs.
It was renamed in the 70's as the Screem Machine. It was a good ride, rode it
many times. Lots of airtime and some good douple dips. No undertrack wheels
though.
 
 
 

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Post by Brian McLaughli » Tue, 24 Nov 1998 04:00:00

My aunt has a house on 9th street and have been going to WW for as long
as I can remember.  I live in NC now, and I remeber just kinda going one
year and the coasters being there, the next summer they were gone.  I
think, like many,  the new coasters are great but would like to see the
old woodies back up too.  I don't know what happened to them but I will
always remeber them.  A good source for information may be the Greater
Wildwood Chamber of Commerce, they are on the net somewhere.

Brian
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