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Clementon Discussion, Pictures and Updates
« on: November 28, 2007, 11:36:20 AM »
I know there is another thread about CLP, but since a lot of us might be checking out the Demo and taking pictures I thought it deserved it's own thread.

Falling Star complete.


Still There.


Nice to see them cover the trains.


What's that?


Oh it's a Chance Chaos.


See , it says it right there.


Look the Harness still locks.


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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2007, 11:49:31 AM »
OK Bubbs was it you that sent me that Text Pic ?

I rode by at 9am today and still working being done near the Ols Arcade.
Nothing yet near Jack Rabbit.

Yes anyone Post updates pics here and if anyone see any action email,text or call me
and I will run down with my Camera.
I don't want to miss the Jack coming down.

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2007, 03:06:12 PM »
I rode by this mourning and nothing new
No action Near the Coaster
Only at the Same Arcade Falling star site looks like finale cleanup

I took a few pictures until my batteries died

note to self: don't leave camera in car when its freezing outside
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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2007, 05:55:02 PM »
I stopped by the park on the way home from work. I had a quick conversation with the company's GMs and then I had to get home quickly. Think Forrest Gump meeting President Kennedy. Here are a few pictures from across the Lake:





The new look on the old carousel building looks like it has a patriotic paint scheme


As someone who always wanted a water park in my back yard, this looks really cool


Here's the Jack Rabbit


Here's the first drop


A little of the old and the new


This is the Main Midway


Rehabing the Thunder Bolt


A final look at the Star Attraction

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2007, 06:45:57 PM »
You guys are killing me :(

Dan, any word if a actual carousel will be back in there?  That building is a work of art and it pains me to see what has happened over the years.

That was very cool that they let you in for photos!


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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2007, 07:43:37 PM »
I hope to find out. I only stayed a few minutes. Maybe next time.  ;D

Does anybody remember if they were able to walk around the exterior of the carousel building before the tigers came? My last visit to the park was in 1983 before the tigers.

I took a few more pictures and put them in this album:
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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2007, 08:05:24 PM »
Last I recall, that area was so overgrown with crap that you couldn't hardly see the building from the lake.  I'm guessing they did some massive clearing there.  Plus, with falling star coming out, that is right in front of it so maybe they plan to open that whole area up?

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2007, 08:25:50 PM »

Does anybody remember if they were able to walk around the exterior of the carousel building before the tigers came? My last visit to the park was in 1983 before the tigers.
Since 1983  ?  so you never been on J2 ?
As I remember the last few times I seen the Tiger show and bear show
behind the carousel building they had the Tiger cages and a old Camping trailer for the animal crew.
So we could not walk behind but we could walk in the front.

This carousel brings back many memories as a child,when we used to swim in the lake my Mom (god rest her soul) used to setup the blanket under a giant willow tree between the lake and the carousel and she would just listen to the music all day (Johnny Mathis type music).
We owned this park.After school and in the summer swimming and playing pinball all day and Kicking but on the biggest best Flyers around.

this is from Today, they drain down the lake in the winter.
I used to ice skate here in the winter.
click below for larger size

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2007, 10:17:39 PM »
Dan - How does it feel to be an all-American??


Yeah, that sucks about Chiller...I hate to see it like that. Hey, so we should get a group picture or something ok. I'll call you later!

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2007, 11:59:13 PM »
Jack Rabbit is coming down before next season. I am waiting for an email that will tell me when it will start but it should be any day now.

Damn he still has those red lights on top of that golf cart...
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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2007, 10:38:18 AM »
Tom, I went to the park in 2002 and in 2004-2006. I don't remember the area around the Carousel as a kid. I remember the monster, the trabant, chicago shoot out, kiddie bumper cars and the dark ride to one side, the scrambler and flyers to the other side and the whip and bumper cars in front. I don't remember what was behind it on the lake side.

I didn't talk long because they were busy and I really had to go but I wouldn't be against driving by tomorrow.

 
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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2007, 04:22:20 PM »
The line for opening day starts here


I love un-S&L turns


There's less rust on these rails than Rolling Thunder and this coaster hasn't run in 5 years


Here is some clearing of a game area.


The Jack Rabbit in the distance


The game room is now closed


and that's no bull


The area behind the carousel is mysterous like the land behind Medusa


Is this the way to Tom Sawyer Island?


Here's the rest:
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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2007, 03:18:44 PM »

1919 - 2007
RIP Jack Rabbit
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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2007, 05:43:52 PM »
No..........
I don't want to look anymore...


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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2007, 05:50:22 PM »
Thats crazy and sad at the same time....

Even though I never ridden the Jack Rabbit, I wish I did.

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2007, 05:55:32 PM »
Tom, Did you forget the plan.  " Let's post ..."Strong Winds Knocked it over, not a crane"   

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2007, 05:58:02 PM »
Just got back from visiting the park and talking with my manager. It was such a sad site to see but its for the best.

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2007, 06:03:34 PM »
to see more of the photos click the top right 2 buttons to remove the sides, found under the search button looks like a 3 dot pyramid.
Originals are 10mp these are reduced to fit the screen and seems blurry at its smaller size ?
Jack Rabbit is gone   1919 - 2007   RIP 12-03-2007   :'(
We will be adding more pics to this page as the parks new owners make changes.
Good things to come to the park in the future

A Dark Day in Clementons History \/  :'(    this park just turn 100 years old in 2007



The New Dominant coaster looks over the ruins of the old \/



Station \/



Why is it that Every time we visit the park Tsunami , J2 or whatever it will be called next year is always closed. ;) ok it's Dec.3 .
reports have it that it will be worked and running 2 trains \/




THis gentlemen found the coaster in ruins today after the heavy winds and the yet unconfirmed tornado LOL  ;) :o  ;) ;)
looks as if the so called "tornado" missed all the other buildings. But reports are that there was one last week that took out the old arcade and another ride  ;)  ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)



And the man above told the man below and he told 2 friends and they told two friends and so on and so on and everyon had clean hair   ::) remember that shampoo commercial ?



this gentleman seems happy ?  \/      :)



more of the Field \/






Jack Rabbit Lift Hill \/



Looking from the back parking lot toward the lift hill \/



Looking at the Train station \/



lift again \/



Looking through Train station \/



Turnaround hold down cables \/



Train Station \/




Where's my coaster \/

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2007, 07:03:51 PM »


^ I was going to say I like this angle of me but it's just as bad.

OK, since we were cold, we all stood in the same spot to block the wind and took the same pictures.... Enjoy!

Jack Rabbit, Before         (Yesterday around 11am)










Jack Rabbit, After          (Today around 4pm)




My First Credit in the world, Gone :(


I wonder what happened to my Indian friends?


Good Night From Clementon!









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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2007, 07:17:49 PM »
I drove by Clementon at 2:55 and this part of the coaster was still standing.


I came back with my camera at 3:35 and it was gone.


J1?


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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2007, 07:23:02 PM »
;(

Another wood coaster, gone....

And I got to ride it when it was a side friction coaster with no upstops.

Jack Rabbit, you will be missed. . .

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2007, 07:43:00 PM »
Wow that was quick. In a matter of 20 mintutes, that's insane.

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2007, 04:17:31 PM »
they owe us one now.  That was my childhood right there.
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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2007, 10:46:04 AM »
Indeed, sad.  How quickly it came down, in just a day's work.  Amazing.

It was my first coaster, I was about 5 when I rode it.  I could not get enough.  I had not ridden it since I was a child, though I would have liked that one last ride.

I do understand the demise, its time had come and gone.  The coaster was in terrible shape and could not have been saved.  I wouldn't mind getting a piece of ledger board or something from it though.
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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2007, 11:18:38 AM »
Well...time to roll out the gravity group coaster? I wish.