Olympic Park

Trivia question. There was a carousel at Olympic Park. Where is it now?


Soul_29 said:

Cool map.

That is really neat - I was always fascinated by it - but never really understood the exact location.  This map helps - here's it is transposed onto a google map. 

Any markers from it still remaining?


postcard - The Largest Merry Go Round


We do have a Olympic Industrial Park - and this marker is on Chancellor by Camptown road.


A lot of good images here:

http://lostamusementparks.napha.org/Articles/NewJersey/OlympicPark.html

(Actually - soul29 had this in his first post.)


jamie said:

postcard - The Largest Merry Go Round

The Olympic Park carousel is now the carousel at Walt Disney World. I've seen the plaque on it describing that's where it came from. 

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It is interesting that Lightning Brook formed the west and south borders of the park.  This deep ravine may have served as a natural boundary, but I wonder if kids could have found a way to sneak in. 


jamie said:

Soul_29 said:

Cool map.

That is really neat - I was always fascinated by it - but never really understood the exact location.  This map helps - here's it is transposed onto a google map. 

Any markers from it still remaining?

Very cool!


nohero said:

jamie said:

postcard - The Largest Merry Go Round

The Olympic Park carousel is now the carousel at Walt Disney World. I've seen the plaque on it describing that's where it came from. 

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we were in guest services at WDW one time about 15 years ago, and when the person at the counter saw we were from Maplewood, she asked "Did you know the carousel at the Magic Kingdom is from Maplewood?!"

and we were able to say "of course we do"grin


nohero said:

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wow. you remember my comments better than I do. grin


ml1 said:

nohero said:

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wow. you remember my comments better than I do.
grin

In a, "Gee, that's not the least bit creepy" kinda way.  smile


speaking of creepy, several years back I came across a bunch of pictures of Olympic Park that were taken after the park was permanently closed, but a lot of the attractions were still there. Not much that's creepier than an abandoned, decaying amusement park.


ml1 said:

nohero said:

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wow. you remember my comments better than I do.
grin

It was a couple down from my own which I had found and posted earlier.


Soul_29 said:

ml1 said:

nohero said:

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wow. you remember my comments better than I do.
grin
In a, "Gee, that's not the least bit creepy" kinda way. 
smile

Don't get me started on what's in your file ...


Here's a close up of the plaque:


And some footage:


ml1 said:

speaking of creepy, several years back I came across a bunch of pictures of Olympic Park that were taken after the park was permanently closed, but a lot of the attractions were still there. Not much that's creepier than an abandoned, decaying amusement park.

Did you see some teens with a Great Dane and a brightly colored van?


mrincredible said:

ml1 said:

speaking of creepy, several years back I came across a bunch of pictures of Olympic Park that were taken after the park was permanently closed, but a lot of the attractions were still there. Not much that's creepier than an abandoned, decaying amusement park.

Did you see some teens with a Great Dane and a brightly colored van?

you mean the meddling kids?


Thursdays were .10 days with the strip of coupons.


Tuesday was Fisher bread day… free admission with end wrapper logo.


mrincredible said:

Trivia question. There was a carousel at Olympic Park. Where is it now?

I believe it's in Disney 


jamie said:

Here's a close up of the plaque:

Where is the plaque located I've been casually looking for it over the years.


Mattie5 said:

jamie said:

Here's a close up of the plaque:

Where is the plaque located I've been casually looking for it over the years.

Chancellor Avenue by Camptown road. 


Isn't the plaque relatively new within the past couple of years?


Was it only open during summer months?


I was disappointed that my my mother wouldn't let me swim in the Olympic Park pool, for fear of polio, pre Salk vaccine..... Meanwhile, I had an imaginary playmate who lived under the roller coaster named Fine Fine. 


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