Proof… Jumbo Jet at Palace Playland!

I received a comment on one of my many post from a reader named Pete… “I actually ran the Jumbo Jet in Old Orchard Beach from 1981 through 1984. I don’t think it was there in 1985 as it was replaced with other rides such as go carts. I know I have a photo that I can round up but it consists of 3 photos that when pieced together make up the Jumbo Jet. I remember that in the control booth, there were references written on the wall for cedar Point.” Perhaps MikeG can shed some light… Pete went on to say “The cars were motor driven to the top so if anything failed, we would have to climb a ladder built into the coaster to the car and with a break release bar we would bring it down in reverse 6 inches at a time” So I asked Pete if he could send me these pictures… Look what we have… Proof that Jumbo Jet was in Palace Playland and that it is the one from Cedar Point… Here is the picture all pieced together…
Jumbo Jet at Palace Playground

Thanks a bunch Pete…

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4 comments so far

  1. Steve on

    That’s awesome!

    I was there in 2011. They have a Galaxi (?) that used to be at Peony Park in Omaha, Nebraska. I rode it when I was a kid, and got to ride it again!

    Some coasters never die. And the new one in the Jumbo Jet’s old haunt at the Point is quite awesome.

  2. gordonas on

    Nice foto

  3. Ignas G. on

    I am planning on going to Dreamland (Minsk) in August , hopefully , to bring you lots of pictures and hopefully videos of this Jumbo Jet!

    • thelostcoaster on

      Ignas… Thanks for stoping by… Yes please do take lots of pictures and a couple of videos for us to post! Have a great trip!


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