The Jumbo Jet
Posted 15 November 2008 - 12:42 PM
Fact 2- An identical ride, even having the same signage on the top, existed in Norman Kaufman's amusement park on the Steeplechase Lot in Coney Island until around 1974. It then disappeared for a couple years, and resurfaced on Coney Island at Bowery and W 12 st around 1976, where it stood until just a couple years ago.
Is it possible that this is the same ride, removed from Steeplechase, sent to Great Adventure, then sent back to a different Coney Island location a year later?
Posted 15 November 2008 - 07:51 PM
There were a few of those Jumbo Jets floating around the world during that time so I really don't think the Kaufman ride is the one that was at GAdv.
The one at GAdv is rumored to have operated at Morey's Piers in Wildwood NJ.
I cannot find any other information confirming or denying the ride being the Kaufman owned ride.
Edited by PaulieGBones, 15 November 2008 - 07:57 PM.
Posted 15 November 2008 - 08:13 PM
Above photo from rcdb.com.
Posted 15 November 2008 - 10:59 PM
Posted 16 November 2008 - 12:48 AM
Posted 18 November 2008 - 10:57 AM
How many Jet Star and its many bigger siblings are left in the world? Seems like every park has removed them already.
Posted 18 November 2008 - 06:44 PM
Anyway, I remember the Jumbo Jet at CI. It was one of my first coasters....but it had car seat belts. I remember I put my hands up, and the seat belt opened up...and my mother freaked out
It was a fun ride...as are all Schwartzkopfs, it's a shame it never lasted.
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 12:39 PM
Posted 19 November 2008 - 05:48 PM
Edited by J4Sing, 19 November 2008 - 05:49 PM.
Posted 19 November 2008 - 09:51 PM
Posted 19 November 2008 - 10:21 PM
I know this isn't a Super Cat forum, but rumor has it the Supercat founds it's way to Keansburg.
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