Joyland's Roller Coaster was world renowned for being one of the last surviving original wooden roller coasters. Designed by Herb Schmeck and John Allen and built by Philadelphia Tobbogan Coaster, this 2,600-foot long wooden coaster had as 76-foot drop and a top speed of 50 miles-per-hour. Designated an ACE Coaster Classic it was the only wooden coaster in North America using vintage rolling stock with fixed position lap bars when it closed on August 14, 2004. Unfortunately, after standing-but-not-operating for 10 years (2005-2015), the elements and vandals left the property owners with no choice but to demolish this historic roller coaster.
|1949||Wood||Out and Back||Herb Schmeck, John Allen, PTC|
ACE Coaster Classic
2015 – Roller coaster is demolished
August 15, 2004 - 2015 – Standing but not operating (SBNO)
2006 - "Roller Coaster" is renamed The Nightmare.
The only roller coaster in North America using vintage PTC rolling stock with fixed position lap bars.
Estimated cost: $75,000
Train has three cars with three rows each, seating two abreast per row.
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