Wildcat (Idora Park)

Roller coaster in the United States
Wildcat
Idora Park
Location Youngstown, Ohio, USA
Status Defunct
Operated 1930 to April 26, 1984
Statistics
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters
Builder Harry C. Baker
Designer / calculations Herbert Paul Schmeck
Type Wooden
Inversions 0
HELP

Wildcat was a wooden roller coaster previously located at Idora Park in Youngstown, Ohio, USA. The ride was partially destroyed by a fire on April 26, 1984 and never reopened. The remnants of the ride were demolished in July 2001.

History

In the afternoon of April 26, 1984 a fire started by a spark from a welder's torch destroyed around a third of the Wildcat along with other attractions at the park.[1]

In 1985, the remaining portion of the roller coaster was donated to the Historic Amusement Foundation, an organization which intended to build a new amusement park near Indianapolis. It campaigned for funds to relocate the coaster and had received a donation from the American Coaster Enthusiasts.[2]

References

  1. "Idora amusement park rides damaged in blaze". News Herald. 1984-04-27. p. 5. Retrieved 2022-09-15.
  2. "Ohio roller coasters to be dismantled, sent to Indiana". Muncie Evening Press. 1987-12-10. p. 26. Retrieved 2022-09-15.

External links

  • Wildcat on the Roller Coaster DataBase.