Martin's Fantasy Island
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|Martin's Fantasy Island logo|
|Location||Grand Island, New York, U.S.|
|Opened||July 1, 1961|
|Operating season||May through September|
|Area||85 acres (340,000 m2)|
|Total||32 total (6 of which are in the water park)|
|Website||Martin's Fantasy Island|
Fantasy Island opened in 1961 and went bankrupt in 1982. It was acquired out of bankruptcy by Charles Wood, the original owner of Storytown USA. He sold the park to International Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) in 1989, and later re-acquired the park in 1992 when IBC went bankrupt. The second time Wood owned the park he changed the park's name to Two Flags Over Niagara Fun Park, a name it kept until 1994 when local businessman Martin Dipietro purchased the park and redubbed it Martin's Fantasy Island.
Originally the park only occupied 12 acres (49,000 m2) of land. It expanded to 85 acres (340,000 m2) in 1974.
The park's Silver Comet roller coaster, opened in 1999, was created in the style of the original Comet roller coaster that was located at nearby Crystal Beach, Ontario for many years. In fact, the original Comet was stored at Fantasy Island after Charles Wood purchased it in 1989. Wood would later move the Comet to his Great Escape park in Queensbury, New York, where it was reassembled in 1994 and remains in operation to this day.
Rides and attractions
Martin's Fantasy Island only has three operating roller coasters as of 2013.
|Max's Doggy Dog Coaster||2013||Operating||Steel kiddie roller coaster||Pinfari|
|Crazy Mouse||2005||Operating||Steel Wild Mouse spinning roller coaster||Zamperla||42.8 ft (13.0 m)||29.1 mph (46.8 km/h)||Like a typical wild mouse, except with spinning cars|
|Dragon Coaster||1986||Removed||Steel family powered roller coaster.||Zamperla||Was located between Silver Comet and the Giant Slide.|
|Little Dipper||Removed 1994||Steel kiddie roller coaster|
|Orient Express||1998||Removed 2003||Steel kiddie roller coaster.||Wisdom Rides||Themed as a Chinese dragon.
Replaced with Jack and the Beanstalk in 2004. The coaster was also known as "Dragon Coaster".
|Silver Comet||1999||Operating||Wood||Custom Coasters International wooden thrill roller coaster||82 ft (25 m)||50 mph (80 km/h)||Modeled after The Comet from Crystal Beach.|
|Wildcat||1972||Removed 2004||Steel thrill roller coaster||Schwarzkopf||44 ft (13 m)||Replaced with Crazy Mouse.|
|Bumper Boats||Bumper Boats||Removed|
|Cannon Bowl||ProSlide CannonBowl||2006||Operating||A generic ProSlide CannonBowl water slide.|
|Dragster Drench||ProSlide ProRacer||2012||Operating||A traditional 4-lane racing mat slide|
|Dinosaur Pool||Kiddie Pool||1980s||Operating||A small kiddie pool with a dinosaur shaped slide in the middle of it.|
|Old Mill Scream||Log Flume ride||1986||Operating||A log flume ride with two hills.
The only water ride that's not located in the water park area.
|Raging Rapids||Water Slides||1984||Operating||A set of two mat water slides that cross over each other and end in a small shallow pool.|
|Splash Creek||Lazy River||Operating||A lazy river ride with water falls.|
|Surf Hill||ProSlide Water Slide||1980s||Operating||A small pink racing water slide for small children.
On some park maps it's mistakenly called "Pro-Slide".
|Wave Pool||Wave Pool||1995||Operating|
|4x4 Truck Ride||Removed 2008||Kiddie ride||Was located where Rockin Tug is now.
Currently in storage.
|Antique Cars||1961||Operating||Antique Car ride|
|Blue Goose||2011||Operating||Kiddie ride||Originally operated in the 1980s.|
|Bugs||Removed in 2011||Kiddie ride||A small circular ride featuring ladybugs going around a mushroom.
Currently in storage.
|Chaos||1997||Removed 2007||Chance Chaos Ride||Replaced with Full Tilt in 2007.
In 2009, Full Tilt moved to Patriot's location and "Mega Disk-O" was placed in its old location.
|Cinema 180||Removed 2003||3D cinema theater|
|Crazy Bus||1997||Removed 2013||Zamperla Crazy Bus ride||Replaced by Rockin' Tug|
|Egg Roll||Removed||Sky Diver|
|DareDevil||2001||Removed 2008||Chance Slingshot ride||Drop Tower
Replaced with Flight.
|Devil's Hole||2011||Operating||Gravitron||A Rotor version of Devil's Hole originally operated at the park.
Originally, Devil's Hole was supposed to come in green which led to the Devil Statue art work to be accidentally painted green, but after that mistake was corrected the Devil's Hole ride came in yellow and orange.
|Flight||2008||Operating||Zamperla Star Flyer||Replaced DareDevil.|
|Full Tilt||2007||Operating||Ali Baba ride||Replaced Chaos.|
|Flying Bobs||Removed 2002|
|Giant Slide||1975||Operating||Slide||Manufactured by Whitehead Plastics.|
|Gondola Wheel||1994||Operating||Chance Rides 90 ft Giant Wheel||Located in the back of the park across from Crazy Mouse|
|Grand Circus Menagerie||2008||Operating||Kiddie ride||Features antique cars and motorcycles.|
|Iron Horse||1961||Operating||Train ride||The park's original attraction. The train that is used now came from Beaver Island State Park.|
|Jack and the Beanstalk||2004||Operating||Moser Spring ride||Theme after the fairy tale of the same name.|
|Kiddie Train||Operating||Zamperla Rio Grande||A miniature train ride for kids.|
|Magic Ring||Operating||Kiddie ride||Features motorcycles|
|Mega Disk'o||2009||Operating||Zamperla Disk'o ride|
|Mind Warp||2011||Operating||Loop Fighter ride||The first ride of its kind in North America.|
|Nitro||2003||Removed 2009||Zamperla Nitro ride||This was the only park installment of the ride.|
|Over The Falls||2014||Under Construction||KMG Speed||Largest ride in park history at approx. 131 feet tall, excluding Flight and the park's misconception of it's total tower height (including decor) being 140 feet tall.|
|Patriot||1989||Removed 2009||Kamikaze ride||After the 2008 season the Patriot was sold, however well being setup by the new owners, improper handling let to a hydraulic cylinder bursting, causing the ride to collapse. Full Tilt was then moved to its current location.|
|Rampage||1979||Removed||Double Ferris Wheel||Manufactured by Watkins, this was an originally a trailer-mounted carnival ride.|
|Rockin' Tug||2013||Operating||Zamperla Rockin' Tug||Replaced the Crazy Bus|
|Red Baron||Operating||Kiddie ride|
|Sea Ray||1995||Removed 2011||Pirate Ship|
|Sizzler||1994||Removed 2011||Wisdom Sizzler ride||A Scrambler style ride, replaced with Mind Warp in 2011.
Currently in storage.
|Space Shuttle||Removed 1992||A swinging ship ride that was made to look like a rocket ship.|
|Starship 2000||2009||Removed 2011||Gravitron ride||Replaced with Devil's Hole in 2011.|
|Super Spiral||1977||Removed 2002||Round up ride|
|Tea Cups||1997||Operating||Zamperla mini Tea Cups|
|Tilt-A-Whirl||1974||Operating||Sellner Tilt-A-Whirl ride|
|Up Up and Away||1996||Operating||Zamperla Samba Balloons|
|YoYo||Removed 1990||A chair swing style ride.|
- "Martin's Fantasy Island". RCDB. Retrieved 2007-12-24.