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    #1 3 years ago

    Found this picture in this big article http://io9.com/the-crumbling-chaos-of-abandoned-amusement-parks-514682250 adding the picture for those of you that want to get straight to the point. Silverball mania

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    #2 3 years ago

    Little bit of Novus 2 and that PF will look smashing.

    #3 3 years ago

    Nice apron! Why doesn't my RS apron look that good?

    #4 3 years ago

    yeah I was thinking go there and at least get the apron lol! looks like it held up pretty dang good

    #5 3 years ago

    Those thumper bumper caps are worth a fortune.

    #6 3 years ago

    how about lighting what is left framing and hanging on the wall?

    #7 3 years ago

    I would have got away with it too, if it wasn't for you meddling kids!

    #8 3 years ago

    This is typically what I see when someone tells me it just needs a fuse...

    #9 3 years ago

    Nice thread.

    #10 3 years ago

    Cash for clunkers anyone?

    #11 3 years ago

    The arch rail and some of the other metal wire forms are hard to find too.

    #12 3 years ago

    ya know the local pin shop would probably nab it up and resell it for hundreds all original unrestored

    #13 3 years ago

    FS: HUO Recently shopped Silverball Mania.
    (lol)

    #14 3 years ago

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    #16 3 years ago

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    #18 3 years ago

    Ahh the good ole days prior to the lawsuit $$$ grubbing lawyers ^^^

    #19 3 years ago
    Quoted from dementedwarlok:

    how about lighting what is left framing and hanging on the wall?

    Nah...all the cool stuff would fall off. Best to leave it lying flat with ALL that stuff on it and make a "inside lit, clear glass top coffee table out of it, just the way it is in the picture.

    #20 3 years ago
    Quoted from Pin-it:

    Ahh the good ole days prior to the lawsuit $$$ grubbing lawyers

    Couldn't find any pics, but this was a harsh ride, that should have never opened

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    The third accident occurred in August 1981 at the Big O waterslide in Orange, California. In this case, a side wall of a chute cracked and then broke open as riders slid over it. One rider crashed through the hole and he and another rider dangled out of the tube about 40 feet above the ground. They managed to climb back into the slide, but were seriously cut by the plastic edge while doing so. Four other riders were also injured. This plastic was stronger than the Plexiglas involved in the New Jersey accident

    #21 3 years ago

    Cool link! Love this kind of stuff. Here's a neat site if you've never seen it: http://deadmalls.com/

    #22 3 years ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Those thumper bumper caps are worth a fortune.

    10k by Christmas?

    #23 3 years ago

    you can find some pretty good video on youtube of these abandon places where urban explorers go in them.

    #24 3 years ago

    I used to go to Action Park all the time as a kid. I remember going on the cannonball loop as well with my friends. I recall it not being all that scary. There was some misinformation in the article. I remember the guy getting electrocuted and it was on the mini speed boat ride and I also recall the kid getting killed on the Alpine slide but I don't think anybody ever drowned in the wave pool, let alone 3 people. The park eventually got the nickname "Accident Park". I also went to Jungle Habitat as a kid.

    #25 3 years ago
    Quoted from Don44:

    I used to go to Action Park all the time as a kid.

    Ditto^ I remember the alpine slide there and drunk people flying in the air, even with the sign that stated slow section ahead. getting back up bloody and in pain! Lmao, Kinda like a precursor to mtv ` s jackass

    #28 3 years ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Those thumper bumper caps are worth a fortune.

    What do you consider a fortune ? Repros are everywhere.

    Quoted from bdaily1983:

    The arch rail and some of the other metal wire forms are hard to find too.

    Really ? The arch rail ? Just about every Bally in the 70s and 80s has one. The only wire forms I can think of that are not super easy to get are the inlane wires, but there are still lots of these around if you have old Bally playfields.

    #29 3 years ago
    Quoted from schmoo:

    What do you consider a fortune ? Repros are everywhere.
    Really ? The arch rail ? Just about every Bally in the 70s and 80s has one. The only wire forms I can think of that are not super easy to get are the inlane wires, but there are still lots of these around if you have old Bally playfields.

    At least ten bucks each since many collectors want original (not reproduction) parts.

    #30 3 years ago
    Quoted from Methos:

    Little bit of Novus 2 and that PF will look smashing.

    May need new rubber too but no big deal;)

    #31 3 years ago

    Passed by an abandoned water park in the Riverside area a while back. Had orange and blue slides and drained pools.

    #32 3 years ago

    you put a brand new fuse in there and it's ready to go!

    #33 3 years ago

    Great pics. Always a topic that interests me for some reason. I can't get enough Chernobyl pics either.

    #34 3 years ago

    Went to Chippewa Lake Park last summer (Ohio). There's not a whole lot left except for the ferris wheel and tumble bug ride. Didn't find any pins...

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    #35 3 years ago

    Passed by an abandoned water park in the Riverside area a while back.

    That reminded me of this place by Barstow. A lot of fun back in the day.

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    #36 3 years ago

    Are the drained pools at the old Riverside park used by locals sneaking in for skateboarding?

    #37 3 years ago

    That Silverball Mania playfield is the worst I've ever seen.

    I like how many Pinsiders look at that pf pic, and immediately start assessing which parts are salvageable.

    #38 3 years ago

    Back to that Big-O waterslide. We went opening day, and that thing literally beat the crap out of you the whole way down. It was not well designed, and after about a 50 ft straightaway there was a u-turn where you just got slammed into the wall. This is where the accident occurred a few weeks later. Pinballs take less abuse than this thing dished out. We rode it once, that was enough.

    #39 3 years ago
    Quoted from Pin-it:

    Ahh the good ole days prior to the lawsuit $$$ grubbing lawyers ^^^

    Yeah, screw those lawyers for making businesses have safe rides/attractions!

    #40 3 years ago

    Santa's Village in Skyforest.

    » YouTube video

    #41 3 years ago
    Quoted from tracelifter:

    Santa's Village in Skyforest.

    #42 3 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    I went there as a kid and took my kids all the time.
    We went the day before it closed.
    I live about ten minutes from there.

    #43 3 years ago

    I would also too love to visit Chernobyl also, or any ghost town is fine with me

    #44 3 years ago

    Just a little planking......

    #45 3 years ago

    I freakin love these abandoned places. One of my favorite things to browse late night.

    #46 3 years ago

    My favorite abandoned theme park

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    #48 3 years ago

    Talk about abandoned water parks!

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    #49 3 years ago

    I live not to far from jungle habitat ( that place was cool for being in the middle of nowhere). It's amazing how fast the forrest takes over. Now it's really a jungle.

    #50 3 years ago
    Quoted from doublestack:

    I can't get enough Chernobyl pics either.

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    LTG : )

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