|Location||Salesville, Ohio, USA|
|Operated||July 1, 1981 to 1982|
|Owner||Phillip S. Fry|
Paradise Lake was a short-lived amusement park in Ohio, USA. It was situated south of the junction where Interstate 70 meets Route 513.
History[edit | edit source]
Some children's attractions were moved from an amusement park in Pennsylvania called Fantasyland. Originally planned to open on May 22, 1981, the opening was pushed back as the park wasn't ready. Paradise Lake opened to the public on July 1 following a press preview two days before. At this point, much of the park was still not completed and it had not obtained required permits. It had two sections: Western Paradise and Space Paradise. An area called Pirate's Paradise and another called Sports Paradise, which would include a spa and a bowling alley, were planned. Rides included the Space Tornado roller coaster (a Jet Star), a small Ferris Wheel, a monorail, and a Space Shuttle ride from Chance Rides. A kiddie roller coaster was also advertised, but as no mention of this roller coaster was found in articles published after the park opened, it is possible this was never built.
In 1982, a new ferris wheel ride from Italian firm Soli was added. However, some areas of the park were still under construction. The Space Mouse roller coaster was also planned to open, delayed from 1981. It is unclear whether the Space Mouse ever operated.
The park did not reopen for 1983. Its parking lots and entrance building were used by River Country Flea Market.
Past roller coasters[edit | edit source]
|Space Mouse||Unknown||Unknown||1981 - 1982||1982||Unknown|
|Space Tornado||Schwarzkopf||Steel||June 1, 1981||1982||Unknown|
References[edit | edit source]
- "Paradise Lake Extends Opening Date To July 1", The Tribune.
- "Paradise Lake Opening May Have Been Too Soon", The Tribune.
- "Paradise Lake attractions still building", Dayton Daily News.
- "For theme park visitors, new locations and new rides", The New York Times.
- "Paradise Lake Opens Regular Season Friday", The Tribune.
- "Park Renovated Into Flea Market", The Times Recorder.
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.