Kursaal Amusement Park

Amusement park in the United Kingdom

Kursaal Amusement Park
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, UK
Status Defunct
Operated 1 August 1894 to 1985
Previous names Marine Park

Kursaal Amusement Park was an amusement park previously located in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, UK. A large proportion of the site was closed following the 1973 season, however a small section continued to operate until 1985.

Past roller coasters

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Cyclone Charles Paige Wooden May 1936 1973 Scrapped
Figure of Eight Unknown Wooden Side friction 1910 1939 Scrapped
Scenic Railway TM Harton Company Wooden Side friction 1910 1970 Scrapped
Wild Mouse Butlin's Hybrid Wild Mouse 1962 1963 Relocated to Butlin's Clacton
Wild Mouse Maxwell Hybrid Wild Mouse 1974 1985 Scrapped

Past attractions

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Aerial Flight Unknown Circle Swing 1894 1930s Scrapped
Ark Orton & Spooner Ark/Speedway 1943 1949 Travelling UK
Calypso Lang Wheels Calypso 1962 1985 Travelling UK
Caterpillar Henry Iles Caterpillar 1930 1973 Scrapped
Cavalcade Swing Orton & Spooner Waltzer 1975 1977 Relocated to Peter Pan's Playground
Dive Bomber Lusse Roll-O-Plane 1947 c.1955 Unknown
Dodgems Reverchon Dodgems 1983 or earlier 1985 Relocated to Adventure Island
Fly-O-Plane Eyerly Aircraft Company Fly-O-Plane 1952 1973 Travelling UK
Flying Coaster Lang Wheels Flying Coaster 1962 1972 Travelling UK
Gallopers Savage Carousel 1948 1973 Exported to Canada
Gallopers Robert Tidman Carousel 1970s 1970s Relocated to Billing Aquadrome
Ghost Train Orton & Spooner Tracked Dark Ride 1931 1973 Scrapped
Jets Lusse Jets 1957 1977 Relocated to Rotunda Amusement Park
Jets Lang Wheels Jets 1980 1985 Travelling UK
Lightning Swirl R.J. Lakin Swirl/Skid 1975 1985 Travelling UK
Meteor Sam Ward Round-Up 1979 1985 Travelling UK
Mont Blanc R.J. Lakin Mont Blanc 1936 1974 Relocated to Pleasureland Southport
Monte Carlo Rally Lang Wheels Monte Carlo Rally/Speedway 1974 1985 Scrapped
Moonrocket R.J. Lakin Moonrocket 1938 1939 Travelling UK
Moonrocket R.J. Lakin Moonrocket 1946 1952 Scrapped
Noah's Ark Unknown Walk-Through 1953 1973 Scrapped
Paratrooper AMECO Paratrooper 1961 1960s Travelling UK
River Caves Unknown Dark Boat Ride 1910 1973 Scrapped
Rotor Orton & Spooner Rotor c.1956 1971 Relocated to Battersea Funfair
Rotor Orton & Spooner Rotor 1982 1985 Travelling UK
Sea Serpents Savage Gondola Switchback/Scenic Railway 1929 1931 Relocated to Merrie England Amusement Park
Sky Rider Maxwell Paratrooper 1980 1985 Relocated to Barry's Amusements
Speed Boats Savage Steam Yachts 1950 1952 Scrapped
Super Speedway Unknown Ark/Speedway 1934 1941 Travelling UK
Twist Church Engineering Twist 1976 Unknown Unknown
Waltzer Maxwell Waltzer 1982 1984 Destroyed by fire
Water Chute Unknown Water Chute 1921 1957 Scrapped
Water Chute Leslie Joseph Water Chute 1958 1971 Relocated to Ocean Beach Fun Fair
Whip W.F. Mangels Whip 1921 Unknown Unknown

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