Wizard's Cavern

Wizard's Cavern
Casino Pier
Location Seaside Heights, New Jersey, USA
Status Defunct
Operated 1979 to 2003
Canadian National Exhibition
Name Luv Bugs
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Operated c.1972 to 1970s
Palisades Amusement Park
Name Luv Bugs
Location Cliffside Park, New Jersey, USA
Operated 1967 or earlier to September 12, 1971
Cedar Point
Name Broadway Trip
Location Sandusky, Ohio, USA
Operated 1964 to 1964 or later
Gayway
Name Broadway Trip
Location Seattle, Washington, USA
Operated During 1962
Biermann (Germany)
Name Broadway Trip
Location Travelling
Operated 1959 to 1961
Statistics
Manufacturer Mack Rides
Type Steel - Wild Mouse - Enclosed
Propulsion Spiral lift
Inversions 0
HELP

Wizard's Cavern was a steel wild mouse roller coaster built by German manufacturer Mack Rides that was previously located at Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, USA.

History

The ride was built in 1959 and purchased by Biermann, who traveled with it on the German fair circuit.

It was later send to the USA where it premiered in Gayway where it would operate in 1962.

The ride would then be purchased by Cedar Point, and later by Palisades Amusement Park. It would operate there until 1967, it was send back to Mack to be refurbished after this time, and reappeared in Palisades the following season. The ride had undergone a name and theme change during its refurbishment and was now known as Luv Bugs.

The ride closed again on September 12, 1971 and was shipped to Canada, where it operated at the Canadian National Exhibition. Unlike other coasters at this Exhibition, the Luv Bugs wasn't dismanteled when the park was closed.

After its time on the fair, the ride shipped back to the USA, where it opened at Casino Pier in 1979. [1] It was rethemed in 1988, converting Luv Bugs into Wizard's Cavern

References

  1. Futrell, Jim (2004). Amusement Parks of New Jersey. Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA: Stackpole Books. pp. 104. ISBN 0-8117-2973-7.