List of closed rides and attractions

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The following are amusement park rides and attractions that have been closed. In some cases they may have been removed and replaced by another ride, while in other cases they may be standing but not operating.

Ardent Leisure[edit]

Dreamworld[edit]

Cedar Fair[edit]

California's Great America[edit]

  • Stealth - Closed in 2003 and was relocated to Carowinds in 2004 as the Borg: Assimilator, now known as Nighthawk.
  • Invertigo - Closed on October 31, 2010 and opened up at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom as Stinger.
  • Greased Lightnin' - Closed after the 2002 season.
  • Gulf Coaster- Closed in 1980.
  • Whizzer - Closed after the 1988 season.
  • Triple Play- Closed in 2004.
  • Sky Whirl - a triple Ferris wheel. Closed after the 1997 season to make room for Invertigo.

Canada's Wonderland[edit]

Carowinds[edit]

  • Black Widow (formerly Witchdoctor) was removed in 1989.
  • Carolina Sternwheeler was removed in 2003. BORG: Assimilator (now Nighthawk) currently operates on this spot.
  • Carowinds Monorail was removed in 1994.
  • Old Jalopies was removed in 1987.
  • Whirling Dervish was removed in 2001.
  • White Lightnin' was removed in 1988 and sold to Gold Reef City in Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Frenzoid was removed in 2005 but put beside the afterburn coaster in 2007
  • Surfer was removed in 1976.
  • Waltzer was removed in 1976.
  • Flying Super Saturator was removed in 2008 due to low capacity and high maintenance costs. Replaced by Carolina Cobra in 2009.
  • Wild Bull was removed in 1998 and replaced by Top Gun- The Jet Coaster (now Afterburn).
  • Carolina Speedway was removed in 1991 to make room for the Vortex stand-up coaster.
  • Oaken Bucket was removed after the 1987 season. The ride was located across from the Log Flume.
  • Smurf Island's elements were removed with Carolina Sternwheeler. (See above.)
  • Joe cools driving school was removed in the 2012-2013 off season
  • The Wild Thornberry's River Adventure was removed during the 2009 season.

Cedar Point[edit]

Geauga Lake[edit]

  • The dry side of the Geauga Lake amusement park closed after its last operating day of the 2007 season, September 16, 2007. Cedar Fair relocated or auctioned off most of the park's roller coasters and flat rides. Geauga Lake's water park is still open as Wildwater Kingdom.

Kings Dominion[edit]

  • King Cobra
  • Hypersonic XLC (known for an 80+ MPH high speed launch followed by a 90-degree true vertical ascent and drop;2001–2007) was closed due to high maintenance and low hourly capacity at the end of the 2007 season. The ride was later scrapped.
  • Apple Turnover was an Enterprise manufactured by HUSS Park Attractions. It was removned for the original Hurricane Reef expansion in 1992.
  • Diamond Falls was closed due to maintenance issues in 2002. It was demolished in 2005, and the Italian Job Stunt Coaster (later renamed to the Back Lot Stunt Coaster in 2006) opened in an adjacent area where Diamond Falls once stood.
  • Galaxi was closed after the 1984 season; In 1983 a rider fatally struck his head on metal supports when he leaned out to one side of the coaster train.
  • King Kobra was removed after the 1986 season and relocated to Jolly Roger Amusement Park in Ocean City, Maryland, then to Alton Towers. As of 1999, operating at Hopi Hari Brazil as Katapul - Superman em Defesa da Central de Energia.
  • Lake Charles, which hosted shows in the early days of Kings Dominion, was mostly filled in during the early 1990s to make room for a portion of Kings Dominion's new 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.
  • Time Shaft, Haunted River (formerly Journey to Atlantis), Smurf Mountain (formerly The Land of Dooz) were closed and removed in the 1990s to make room for Volcano: The Blast Coaster.
  • Kilimanjaro Express was removed in the early 1990s. [1]
  • Old Dominion Line
  • Sky Pilot was removed in the mid- or late 1990s due to maintenance issues and a fatality which took place on a duplicate ride at sister park Kings Island in Ohio.
  • El Dorado was removed to make way for the Windseeker.

Kings Island[edit]

Knott's Berry Farm[edit]

  • Wacky Soapbox Racers (1976–1996; formerly Motorcycle Chase until 1980)
  • Windjammer Surf Racers (1997–2000)
  • Haunted Shack (1954–2000)
  • Sky Jump (1976–1999)
  • Mexican Whip (1969–1986)
  • Kingdom of the Dinosaurs (1987–2004)
  • Knott's Bear-y Tales (1975–1986)
  • Propeller Spin (1975–1989)
  • Wilderness Scrambler (1975–2007; formerly Whirlpool and HeadSpin)
  • Walter K. Steamboat
  • XK-1 (1989–1998)
  • Corkscrew (1975–1989)
  • Gran Slammer (1987–2003)
  • Tampico Tumbler (1987–2003)
  • HeadAche (1990–1999; formerly Greased Lightnin' until 1996)

Worlds of Fun[edit]

  • Aerodrome (1978–1986)
  • Alpine Petting Zoo (1973–1986)
  • Barnstormer (1978–1983)
  • Berenstain 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)
  • Extremeroller(EXT) (1976–1988; formerly Screamroller until 1983)
  • Silly Serpent (1973–1987; formerly Funicular until 1979)
  • 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)

Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company[edit]

Hersheypark[edit]

Seattle Center[edit]

Fun Forest[edit]

  • Practically all installed rides have been removed. The Monorail and Space Needle elevators are still in operation. Special events may include temporary rides.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment[edit]

Adventure Island[edit]

  • Tampa Typhoon: A water slide that closed after the 2005 season. The slide opened in the late 1980s and shared a tower with Gulf Scream, a current water slide attraction. Standing nearly 70 feet (21 m), or seven stories tall, the ride allowed patrons to see for miles around, including a view of the nearby MOSI museum.
  • Barratuba

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay[edit]

  • 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. Jungala took its place.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg[edit]

  • Corkscrew Hill (2001–2009)
  • Die Wildkatze (1976–1983)
  • Das Kätzchen (1976–1984)
  • Gladiator's Gauntlet (1988–1993)
  • Glissade (1975–1985)
  • Drachen Fire (1992–1998; demolished in 2002)
  • Le Mans Raceway (1975–2006)
  • Wild Maus (formerly Izzy) (1996–2003)
  • Big Bad Wolf (1984–2009)

SeaWorld Ohio[edit]

  • The park was sold to Six Flags, who then merged the park with Six Flags Ohio to create Six Flags Worlds of Adventure. The park was later sold to Cedar Fair and reverted the park to its original name Geauga Lake.

SeaWorld San Diego[edit]

  • Gateway to the Sea: was an indoor water fountain show. It was replaced by Window to the Sea.
  • Window to the Sea: was a live education presentation about SeaWorld's environmental and research activities. It was replaced by Pirates 4-D
  • Pirates 4-D: Was a 3-D film attraction. It was replaced by R.L. Stine's Haunted Lighthouse 4-D.
  • R.L. Stine's Haunted Lighthouse 4-D: Was a 3-D film attraction based on the book from the Goosebumps series. It was replaced by Lights, Camera, Imagination 4-D!
  • Mission: Bermuda Triangle: Was an "underwater" motion simulator attraction, which opened in 1994. It was later replaced by Wild Arctic.
  • Shamu's Happy Harbor: Was an interactive children's play area which opened in 1995. In 2007 it was renovated and became Sesame Street Bay of Play.

Water Country USA[edit]

  • Atomic Breakers: A series of slides and splash pools. Closed and removed 2007.
  • Lemon Drop: 2 short Yellow body flumes which dropped into a deep (10 ft) section of the Adventure Isle pool. Closed and removed in 2008.
  • Peppermint Twist: Two steep purple-colored body slides take riders through a 180-degree curve. This ride closed following the 2007 season. The tower, however, remains intact and is used as the tower for the new Jammin' Jukebox body slides.
  • Volleyball Courts: Several beach volleyball courts that took up the space where Hubba Hubba Highway is now, and before that were located across from Jet Scream where the lockers are. (Catering was where the restrooms are.)
  • Little Twister: A small pink children's water slide in the Adventure Isle area. Moved adjacent to the Jammin' Juke Box slide tower in the 2008 season with the change to Rock 'n' Roll Island. Renamed "Little Bopper."

Star Trek: The Experience[edit]

  • Star Trek: The Experience, which was open from 1998 to 2008 at the Las Vegas Hilton, is relocating to Neonopolis for the 2010 season.

Six Flags[edit]

Six Flags AstroWorld[edit]

  • Six Flags Astroworld was a 90-acre (360,000 m2) theme park in Houston, Texas, USA. Originally opened as just "AstroWorld" in 1968, the park was a sister attraction to the AstroDome, home of the namesake Houston Astros. Purchased by Six Flags in the mid 1970s, it operated until 2005 when the park was closed and demolished, citing Six Flags' financial woes.

Six Flags Atlantis - Florida[edit]

Six Flags Great Adventure[edit]

Rides and attractions[edit]

  • African Rivers
  • Antique Cars
  • Asian Rivers
  • Bugs Bunny Barnstormers (formerly Foghorn Leghorn Flyers and Red Baron)
  • Calypso
  • Chaos
  • Condor
  • Enterprise (renamed Spin Meister in 1993)
  • Evolution
  • Fender Bender
  • Flying Wave
  • Glow in the Park Parade
  • Gondola
  • Grand Prix
  • Great Train Ride
  • Hand Cars
  • Haunted Castle
  • Hydro Flume
  • Joust-A-Bout (renamed Sky Pilot in 1997)
  • Jumpin' Jack Flash
  • Looney Tunes Log Jam (formerly Elmer Fudd Traffic Jam)
  • Looping Starship (renamed Space Shuttle in 1993)
  • Magic Hands
  • Matterhorn
  • Monster Spin
  • Moon Bounce
  • Movietown Water Effect
  • Musik Express
  • North American Rivers
  • Panorama Wheel (renamed Phileas Fogg's Balloon Ride in 1993)
  • Pendulum
  • Pirate's Flight
  • Porky Pig Pipeline
  • Pretty Monster (renamed Dream Street Dazzler in 1976)
  • Rodeo Stampede
  • Rotor (renamed in 1991 as Typhoon and again in 1996 as Taz Tornado)
  • Schwabinchen (dismantled in 1986 and renamed and rethemed as El Sombrero in 1993)
  • Scrambler
  • Spinnaker
  • S.S. Feather-sword
  • Stuntman's Freefall
  • Super Cat
  • Super Sidewinder
  • Swiss Bob
  • Sylvester Scooters
  • Tilt-A-Whirl
  • Time Warp (it was the world's first Double Inverter)
  • Traffic Jam
  • Troika
  • Wild E. Coyote Wild, Wild Web

Roller coasters[edit]

Six Flags Great America[edit]

Six Flags Over Georgia[edit]

  • Chevy Show (building demolished in 2011 to make room for Dare Devil Dive)
  • Drunken Barrels
  • Exxon Modern Car Ride
  • Flying Dutchman
  • Great Gasp - Removed after the 2005 season to make room for the Goliath coaster
  • Jean Ribaut's Adventure (riverboat ride – converted to Thunder River)
  • Looping Starship
  • Mo-Mo Monster
  • Okefenokee Swamp
  • Ragin' Rivers
  • Round Up
  • Shake, Rattle and Roll (removed at the end of 2011 Season to make room for Dare Devil Dive)
  • The Six Flags Air Racer
  • Viper (Schwarzkopf Shuttle Loop coaster)
  • Mini Mine Train (formerly Yahoo Hooler)- removed to make room for a convoy ride
  • Z-Force was an Intamin Space Diver coaster, originally constructed at Six Flags Great America and moved to Six Flags Over Georgia. It later moved to Six Flags Magic Mountain as "Flashback". It was SBNO for four years from 2003 to 2007 when it was finally demolished.
  • Deja-vu (Giant Inverted Boomerang Coaster)
  • Spindle Top
  • Horror Cave (Haunted House)
  • Magnetic House (Slanted House and Tilt House)
  • Bullfrog Review
  • Phlying Phlyrpus
  • People Movers Show
  • Buford the Buzzard
  • Mexican Jumping Beans
  • Echo Well was right outside the Magnetic House
  • Petsville was a petting zoo
  • Krofft Puppet Theater
  • Sky Hook
  • Free Fall
  • Astrolift
  • Wheelie - a HUSS Enterprise. In October 2012, it was removed to make room for the SkyScreamer.

Six Flags Over Texas[edit]

  • Big Bend – Ran at Six Flags Over Texas from 1971 to 1978, when it was relocated to Six Flags St. Louis. It was eventually sold for scrap metal.
  • The Great Six Flags Air Racer
  • Texas Cliffhanger (also known as G-Force and Wildcatter.)
  • Spindletop
  • Caddo Lake War Canoes
  • Spinnaker – Relocated to Six Flags Fiesta Texas as "Wagon Wheel".
  • Chameleon
  • Daffy Duck Lake
  • Road Runner Runaround
  • Cucaracha
  • Roto-Disco
  • Missile Chaser
  • LaSalle's Riverboat Adventure
  • Astrolift (Von Roll Skyway) which closed in 1979

Universal Parks & Resorts[edit]

Islands of Adventure[edit]

Universal Studios Florida[edit]

Universal Studios Hollywood[edit]

Village Roadshow Theme Parks and Attractions[edit]

Sea World[edit]

Warner Bros. Movie World[edit]

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts[edit]

Disneyland[edit]

Magic Kingdom[edit]

Epcot[edit]

Disney's Hollywood Studios[edit]

Disney's Animal Kingdom[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]