1978- In the hills just west of New York City, a new park has opened. Kingston Park opens with over 40 attractions. Among the 17 rides, 4 roller coasters loom over guests enticing them to join in on the thrills. The center piece of the park includes a entry area filled with flowers and gardens. Lots of shops offer merchandise and souvenirs. At the end of the area, a giant carousel, Grand Carousel, fills the air with music, and the 350 ft Sky Tower rises behind it offering guests a spectacular view of the New York landscape, including the ability to see New York City on a clear day.
As guests venture to the left of the entrance, the area becomes filled with rides the entire family can enjoy. The centerpiece is a car ride which roams the woods and offers younger folks to drive the family around the park. Lots of different rides and shows are also apart of this area. A small steel coaster, Sunshine Scooter, offers the youngest of guests to enjoy a gentle coaster ride. A 2nd coaster, the wooden Blue Dipper, is one of our rides designed by Philadelphia Toboggan Company and John Allen. The small woodie is a step up from Sunshine Scooter, with a top speed near 40 mph, a tunnel, and a figure 8 course with exciting drops.
To the right of the entrance, the main midway offers Sky Ride as a way to travel from one end to the other. Along the side of the path, many flat, spinning rides and our swinging pirate ship Buccaneer offers ways to toss and turn. The Dodgems bumper cars music fills the area with upbeat tunes. However, the 2 main attractions are the real draw. The 95 ft, 55 mph Comet is a woodie that has tons of 'air time' as it takes over a dozen drops at high speed. A helix at the end spirals into the finale. There is also Corkscrew, one of the only looping coasters in the world, including a vertical loop and a double corkscrew, bringing a total of 3 inversions into one swirling ride experience.
We hope you come and enjoy YOUR day at Kingston Park!
Kingston Park overview
Shops, restaurants, Grand Carousel, and Sky Tower
Antique Cars and the main family section
Sunshine Scooter, hidden in the trees
More of the family section
The main midway and thrill rides
Corkscrew as its flips through the vertical loop
Overview of Comet's layout
Comet as it flies down the 85 ft first drop. It will get up to 55 mph at the bottom.
Comet's queue line and station
A pizzeria near Comet and Corkscrew
Comet's turn around and a few rides that line the main midway.
As always, comments appreciated!
DISCLAIMER- I have indeed found out there is a Kingston, New York. The problem is it is well north of NYC, not west. The park itself is not in Kingston, NY.
Edited by Mike Strobel, 12 October 2012 - 10:33 AM.