Archive | November, 2010

Zippin Pippin car used in Green Bay float

What appears to be one of the Zippin Pippin cars will be used in one of Green Bay’s city parade floats in order to promote the “new” coaster. You can view a news video about the float here.

There is no word on how the original trains will be incorporated into the new Zippin Pippin.

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Never Forget Libertyland

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over five years since Libertyland last opened its gates.

The photo above shows the park soon after it opened in the 1970s or 1980s. The park looks completely different, but the Zippin Pippin and Grand Carousel can easily be seen in the background.

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Libertyland uniform unearthed

This past weekend at the Memphis vs. Tennessee game as I was walking to Tiger Lane from the new historical marker I came across something blue and red halfway buried in the dirt behind the Creative Arts building where the Pippin used to stand. I got excited thinking I might have discovered something valuable and sure enough as I pulled it out of the ground it was three Libertyland uniform polo shirts. After washing them they came out looking good as new.

I guess I was meant to find them!

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Libertyland Revolution track in Pennsylvania

I grabbed the following shot from Bing Maps. Just type in the address “22 Dillen Ave, Bellwood, PA 16617” and you’ll see the Revolution’s track all spread out:

The track is located about half a mile away from Delgrossos Amusement Park where it could be built someday.

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Libertyland and Zippin Pippin historical marker unveiled

Below are some photos from the Libertyland and Zippin Pippin historical marker unveiling from last Monday, and also some pictures from this past Saturday as well. The marker is located on East Parkway close to the new road that cuts the land Libertyland used to sit on in half.

Mayor A C Wharton speaks before unveiling the marker.

A group including city officials and Remember Libertyland members pose in front of the “Libertyland” side of the plaque.

Here is a photo that was taken at the Tennessee vs. Memphis game this past Saturday. founder John Stevenson stands in front of the new Libertyland & Zippin Pippin historical marker.

The opposite side of the marker which focuses on Libertyland as a whole.

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