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Mt. Park Today
1895- Mt. Park
opened as a Trolley Park with beautiful
landscaped areas, Live Theater, Carousel and a
Roller coaster. Then President William McKinley
visited the Summit House and declares the view
from Mt. Tom the best in the world.
1901- Casino Playhouse built.
From 1901 - 1953 Entertainers such as Hal
Holbrook, Lloyd Bridges, Caesar Romero, and
Martha Ray performed.
1929-Road for cars was made to
the park and Mt Wildcat (Mt. Flyer) and the
Philadelphia Toboggan Carousel were added to the
1952- Collin's Family buys the
park and adds Whip, Funhouses, Dodgem Cars and
1954- Casino Playhouse is torn
1971- Stardust Ballroom fire. 2
park employees die in blaze.
1987- Roger Fortin informs Jay
Collins he is retiring and will not return for
next season. Mr. Collins decides not to run the
park without Mr. Fortin running operations and
announces the park will close after the season.
1988 - 1991 Rides are Sold Off-
*Ferris Wheel, Train, Kiddie Cars and the
Scrambler sold to Sand Spit Amusement park in
*Flying Scooters sold in pieces to Whalom Park
and Canobie Lake Park
*Satellite sold to Whalom Park
*Pirate's Den Funhouse sold to Salisbury Park
*Dodgems sold to Coney Island
*Tilt-A-Whirl and Tempest sold to Fannalli's
Mt Flyer - Trains, motor, brake
run and chain sold to Arnolds Park. After
attempts to give the coaster away fails, the
coaster is torn down.
1993- After collecting enough
money through fundraising the City of Holyoke
Massachusetts moves the Carousel to Heritage park
and opens the ride to the public.
2002- Arsonists set fire to
Carousel, Dodgem, and Whip buildings, and other structures
Remaining structures are bulldozed into piles.
2006-Eric Suher purchased the 60 acres of property from
Collins for $1.6 million. The parking lots and midway were
cleaned up of all debris.
2008- 2009 Site is completely cleared except for
the picnic pavilion, for outdoor concerts.
2009- August 15 -Mt.
Park concert series begins.
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