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thelostcoaster’s 200th Post

What a great ride it’s been so far. I started this blog on May 31st, 2009 with a simple post “Hello World” with a simple statement “ Welcome to The Lost Coaster… More to come..” and this photo (One of my favorites) with the Matterhorn in view along with the refreshment stand with the polka dot roof:

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I have posted all types of videos and pictures and believe that I have found Cedar Point’s Jumbo Jet at Dreamland in Minsk Belarus. I have thought at times that I had done all I could do and had stepped away from this blog. Then to be drawn back in realizing that my work has just begun. Thank-You so much for reading this blog and if you ever come across any information that I don’t already have drop me an email thelostcoaster[at]live[dot]com. I look forward to the next 200 post because I never know what I will find. I have been asked to look further into the Jumbo Jet that is rumored to be in China. I don’t know how I will find this ride when I can’t find hardly any pictures of Cedar Point’s Jumbo Jet at Place Playland in Old Orchard Beach. Keep reading thelostcoaster blog… More to come…

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GateKeeper in Jumbo Jet’s spot!

My oh my, how the landscape at Cedar Point has changed since Jumbo Jet left at the end of season in 1978. Now the Space Needle and Disaster Transport are gone and GateKeeper is rising for opening day 2013. I headed over to Cedar Point’s site to see how construction is going. Here is GateKeeper in Jumbo Jet’s spot:

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You can see the construction yourself, just head over to Cedar Point and click the link to webcams.

Friend us on FaceBook

You might not know we have a FaceBook page. If you are on FaceBook we want to be one of your FaceBook friends, https://www.facebook.com/thelostcoaster is thelostcoaster’s FaceBook page. Jim Hammer one of our FaceBook friends provided a picture of our beloved Jumbo Jet:
Drop off the hotrail 1978 Jim writes “Back in the old days they didn’t tell you not to take pictures on the ride…this is from 1978” Hang on tight Jim, that first hill is a steep one! As we all know 1978 was the last season for the Jumbo Jet at Cedar Point. If you have any pictures of Jumbo Jet, let us know we would love to post em… Let’s Ride!

Jumbo Jet – ONride – Luna Park / Amigoland

Here is a new video of Amigoland’s Jumbo Jet that was posted on YouTube at the end of December:

So time to brush up on your French and head to Amigoland to ride the Jumbo Jet. Who’s with me?