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Jumbo Jet and Old Orchard Beach!


There is this place in Maine called “Old Orchard Beach” and they have a small amusement park called Palace Playland that may be as old as Cedar Point itself, however it has not grown as large as Cedar Point. In my quest to complete Jumbo Jet’s timeline, I have contacted Palace Playland for more information about the Jumbo Jet that was at the park. According to Meagan, the park has changed hands as far as ownership goes and very few of the “Old Guard” still remain. Meagan did confirm that Cedar Point’s Jumbo Jet was at Palace Playland, but was unsure of the actual dates. Here is the email that she sent me:

Hello Jerry,
I’m sorry for the long delay, but I was able to find a few (very few) details about the Jumbo Jet that you were inquiring about. Here’s what I could gather:

-Manufactured by Anton Schwarzkopf from Germany
-Originally from Cedar Point in Ohio
-left Old Orchard Beach previous to 1990, but that’s as much as we could find. It was sold to a traveling showman in the Netherlands (Holland)

I found this link in Wikipedia from entering Anton’s name, the Jumbo Jet from Cedar’s came up, here is the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumbo_Jet_(Cedar_Point)

I know that it is not too much information, but hopefully it will lead you to more! We do not have any photographs currently in our records, but if something turns up, I would be happy to forward along to you.

Best of luck,

Meagan

I find it interesting that the only pictures I have been able to find of Jumbo Jet at Palace Playland is a couple of postcards that were emailed to me…. My quest continues… Let’s Ride!

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There’s more for you at Funtastic Cedar Point

I’ve never been a fan of eBay for the most part, however lately I’ve found some really nice Cedar Point items. I wish I had not missed this one, a mint 1972 brochure with park map:

Welcome to Dreamland

Another installment of Парк развлечений Dreamland, this time I found a really cool video on Vimeo. I don’t speak Russian and I have no idea what they are saying, however there are some great shots of the park including our favorite roller coaster Jumbo Jet… Let our tour begin.. Welcome to Dreamland:

Парк развлечений «Dreamland»

I have finally found an on ride video of Jumbo Jet at Парк развлечений (Google translation is Amusement Park), Dreamland in Minsk Belarus. This video was posted on 03/16/2011. Old girl is looking good, take a look for yourself:

The next video DREAMLAND Горки Минск(slides Minsk)was posted on 11/19/2011

Good to see Jumbo Jet up and running… Perhaps I should start planning my trip to Парк развлечений Dreamland in Minsk Belarus… Let’s Ride!

Lost Forever – Space Spiral

Earlier this year, Cedar Point removed the Space Spiral…

This video may bring a tear to your eye….

Let’s remember the Space Spiral… 1965-2012

eBay Jumbo Jet 1977

Doing a little surfing this morning and ran across this 1977 picture of the Jumbo Jet:

Go grab yourself a copy of Cedar Point 1977 8 by 10 Photo Jumbo Jet over a eBay from Seller tmac031467.