Codona's Amusement Park

Codona's Amusement Park
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Location
Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Status Operating
Opened 1970
Owner Codona family
Website http://codonas.com
An article on Codona's Amusement Park from 1977

Codonas Amusement Park is a family-owned amusement park located in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. The complex has Tenpin Bowling, Crazy Golf, a 4D theatre and outdoor rides. There are indoor and outdoor rides, but the outdoor rides are closed during winter months.

History

The park in 2016

The park has been operated by the Codona family since 1969, however, rides at Aberdeen beach had existed for some time prior. The park is not the first amusements to operate in Aberdeen, a Switchback Railway operated on a separate site during the late 19th century.

An outdoor mini-golf course was added in 2007 and an indoor course was added in 2008.[1][2]

Roller coasters

Present

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Apple Coaster Pinfari Family 2003 or earlier Operating

Past

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Crazy Train Pinfari Sit-Down 2003 2014 Relocated to Gulliver's Warrington
Galaxy S.D.C. Sit-Down 1978 1998 Relocated to Loudoun Castle
Kiddie Coaster Unknown Kiddie Unknown 1990s Unknown
Looping Star Pinfari Sit-Down 1999 2019 Relocated to Clacton Pier
Wild Mouse Maxwell Wild Mouse 1973 1977 Unknown

What is thought to be a roller coaster similar to the Whirlwind Racer at Dreamland Margate, can be seen in this photo.

Attractions

Operating

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Dead Man's Drop Tower SBF Visa Group Drop Tower March 19, 2016
Galleon Zamperla Pirate ship 2009
Grampian Eye Technical Park Ferris wheel 2005
Skydeck Super Dodgems I.E. Park Dodgems Unknown
Super Trucks SBF Visa Group Track Ride 2015
Waltzer Maxwell Waltzer 1970

Closed

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Big Wheel Eli Bridge Company Ferris Wheel 1981 1990s Travelling UK
Blade Runner Safeco Breakdance 2000 2000 Travelling UK
Cyclone Twist Bennett Twist 1979 1991 Travelling Ireland
Go Karts Unknown Go-Karts 1972 1990s Scrapped
Haunted Mansion Mel Park Tracked Dark Ride 1988 2014 Scrapped
Easy Rider Maxwell Ark/Speedway 1972 1977 Travelling UK
Giant Slide Bennett Giant Slide 1971 2017 Unknown
Hurricane Jets Lang Wheels Jets 1979 1982 Travelling UK
Polyp J. Bakker Denies Polyp 1990 1994 Relocated to West Midland Safari Park via Reverchon
Scat Fairplace Scat 1977 1978 Unknown
Shockwave Preston & Barbieri Waveswinger 2000 2008 Travelling UK
Sidewinder Eyerly Aircraft Company Roll-O-Plane 1984 1997 Sold (not used)
Sky Rider Maxwell Lifting Paratrooper 1976 1980 Travelling UK
Super Loops Larson International Super Loop 1986 1988 Exported to Mexico
Swing Around Mel Park Swingaround c.1993 1995 Travelling UK
Swinging Gyms Sam Ward Swinging Gyms 1987 or earlier 1990 or later Unknown
Twister Sonacase Twist 1992 2003 Travelling UK
White Water Log Flume Reverchon Log Flume 1998 2018 Relocated to Clacton Pier

References