Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters

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Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters (PTC) is one of the oldest existing roller coaster manufacturing companies in the world. Based in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, it was established in 1904 by Henry Auchey and Chester Albright under the name Philadelphia Toboggan Company. The company manufactured carousels, wooden roller coasters, toboggans (roller coaster cars) and later, roller coaster trains.

Philadelphia Toboggan Company, Inc.
TypePrivate
IndustryManufacturing
Founded1904 (1904)
Headquarters,
United States
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Tom Rebbie (President/CEO)
ProductsAmusement rides, roller coasters
OwnerTom Rebbie
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

The Philadelphia Toboggan Company was incorporated January 20, 1904.[1] It built and designed roller coasters until 1979. Notable designers included Joe McKee, John A. Miller, Herbert Schmeck, Frank Hoover, and John C. Allen. When Allen retired as president in 1976, the company stopped designing roller coasters but continued to work on coaster projects until 1979 when it exited the coaster-construction industry for good.[2]

The company manufactured carousels which were known for their elaborate carvings and decorations. Lead carvers included Daniel Carl Muller, Leo Zoller, John Zalar and Frank Caretta.[3] Examples of the company's carousels (manufactured 1904–1934) exist throughout the United States.

The Philadelphia Toboggan Company built the Rollo Coaster at Idlewild Park in 1938, and the carousel for the same amusement park in 1931. The company manufactured Skee Ball games from 1946-1977.[4] In 1926, PTC was granted a trademark on a new name, Philtobco.[citation needed]

Flying TurnsEdit

Developed by J. Norman Bartlett and John Miller, the Flying Turns coasters came to the attention of PTC. Recognizing the ride's potential, PTC signed a licensing agreement with Bartlett and Miller to market the ride in North America—with the exception of the state of California.[5] With the arrival of the Great Depression, PTC built only one in 1931, at Rocky Point Amusement Park. The coaster was engineered by Herbert Schmeck, but experienced problems. The ride opened late in the summer and Schmeck stayed on site for some time before he was able to get the ride operating consistently. The ride was damaged beyond repair by a storm on September 21, 1938.[5]

Schmeck engineered a second Flying Turns for Hershey Park in August 1941. Due to the entry of the United States into World War II, and the resulting rationing of building materials, the roller coaster was never built. It would have been located in the park next to what is now the Wave Swinger, and part of where the Comet lift hill is located.[6] Though Bartlett and Miller went on to build several more Flying Turns-type coasters, PTC never proposed another.[5]

PTC TodayEdit

On November 27, 1991, Tom Rebbie and Bill Dauphinee purchased the Philadelphia Toboggan Company from its former owner, the late Sam High (1934–2011), and incorporated a new company, Philadelphia Toboggan Coaster, shortly thereafter.[7] Rebbie was appointed president. In 2007 he bought out Dauphinee to become the sole owner, and changed the company's name to Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc. (PTCI). It continues to manufacture roller coaster trains, queue gates and fin brakes.[8]

List of roller coastersEdit

As of 2019, Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters has built 127 roller coasters around the world.[9]

PTC # Name Park Country Opened Status Details
1 Figure 8 Toboggan Pine Beach Park

(Norfolk, Virginia)

  United States 1904 Removed (1906 or later) Figure eight layout. Designed by Henry B. Auchy.[10][11]
2 Toboggan Figure 8 Vinewood Park

(Topeka, Kansas)

  United States 1904 Removed Figure eight layout. Designed by Henry B. Auchy.[12][11]
3 Forest Toboggan Olentangy Park   United States 1904 Removed Figure eight layout. Designed by Henry B. Auchy. Possibly relocated from former zoo in Columbus, Ohio.[13][11]
4 Figure 8 White City   United States 1904 1912 Figure eight layout. Designed by Henry B. Auchy.[14][11]
5 Figure Eight Toboggan Pabst Park

(Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

  United States 1904 Removed (1910 or later) Figure eight layout. Designed by Chester E. Albright.[15][11]
6 Toboggan Slide Elitch Gardens (Original Location)   United States 1904 1925 [16][11]
7 Figure Eight Delmar Garden

(University City, Missouri)

  United States 1905 Removed (1908 or later) Figure eight layout.[17][11]
8 Unknown Unknown

(Fort George, New York)

  United States 1905 Removed [11]
9 Figure Eight Euclid Beach   United States 1904 Removed [18][11]
10 Figure 8 Idlewood Amusement Park (Richmond, Virginia)   United States 1906 1909 Designed by Henry B. Auchy.[19][11]
11 Forest Coaster White City   United States 1906 Removed Reconstructed.[11][20]
12 Unknown Dreamland

(Coney Island, New York)

  United States 1907 1911 Designed by Chester E. Albright. Burnt down.[11]
13 Unknown Willow Grove Park   United States 1909 Removed Reconstructed.[11]
14 Unknown Delmar Garden

(University City, Missouri)

  United States 1910 Removed Reconstructed.[11]
15 Unknown Elitch Gardens

(Original Location)

  United States 1910 Removed Reconstructed.[11]
16 / 26 Jack Rabbit
Formerly Forest Scenic Railway
Point Breeze Park

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

  United States 1912 1923 Rebuilt and given new serial number in 1918.[21][11]
17 Unknown Golden City Park

(Canarsie, New York)

  United States 1915 Removed Designed by Joe A. McKee, construction supervisor Joe A. McKee.[11]
18 Unknown Lake Orion

(Detroit, Michigan)

  United States 1915 Removed Designed by Joe A. McKee, construction supervisor C. Mitchow.[11]
19 North Wind Coaster
Formerly Jack Rabbit
Luna Park   United States 1915 Removed Designed by Joe A. McKee, construction supervisor Baker.[11][22]
20 Jack Rabbit Willough Beach Park

(Willoughby, Ohio)

  United States 1915 1924 Designed by Joe A. McKee, construction supervisor Baker.[11][23]
21 Unknown Revere Beach   United States 1916 Removed Designed by Joe A. McKee, construction supervisor Edward E. Rhoads.[11]
22 Jack Rabbit Shellpot Park   United States 1916 Removed Designed by Joe A. McKee, construction supervisor Austin McFadden.[11][24]
23 / 91 Wild One
Formerly Giant Coaster
Six Flags America
Paragon Park
  United States 1986
1917-1985
Operating Designed by John A. Miller, construction supervisor William Strickler.[11] Herbert P. Schmeck redesigned much of the ride in 1932 and assigned it a new serial number after it was destroyed by fire. It was relocated to Wild World (today known as Six Flags America) with assistance from the Dinn Corporation in 1986.[25]
24 Forest Ride Ross Grove / Ross Farms (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)   United States 1917 Removed [11][26]
25 Unknown Euclid Beach Park   United States 1917 Removed [11]
26a Jack Rabbit Rocky Springs Park   United States 1918 Removed [27]
27 Forest Ride Willow Grove Park   United States 1919 Removed [28]
28 Jack Rabbit Clementon Park   United States 1919 Removed Designed by John A. Miller.[29][11]
29 Deep Dipper Carlin's Park   United States 1919 Removed Designed by John A. Miller.[30][11]
30 Dips Buckroe Beach Park   United States 1920 Removed Designed by John A. Miller, construction supervisor Herbert P. Schmeck.[31][11]
31 Deep Dipper Frederick Road Park   United States 1920 Removed Designed by John A. Miller.[11] Destroyed by fire.[32]
32 Racer Dip Bay Shore Park   United States 1920 Removed Designed by John A. Miller, construction supervisor Herbert P. Schmeck.[33][11]
33 Mountain Dips Coaster Rocky Glen   United States 1920 Removed Designed by John A. Miller, construction supervisor Herbert P. Schmeck.[34][11] Dismantled in December 1939.
34 Alpine Dips Sanatoga Park   United States 1921 Removed At points referred to as Saratoga Park. Designed by John A. Miller, construction supervisor Herbert P. Schmeck.[35][11]
35 / 88 Wildcat
Formerly Thriller
Formerly Wasco Dips
Enna Jettick Park / Lakeside Park   United States 1921 / 1930 1941 Designed by John A. Miller and Herbert P. Schmeck; construction supervisors Frank F. Hoover and Herbert P. Schmeck.[36][11] Altered in 1930 and given a new serial number.
36 Wildcat Merrimack Park   United States 1921 Removed Designed by John A. Miller, construction supervisor Herbert P. Schmeck.[37][11]
37 Roller Coaster Woodlawn Park   United States 1922 Removed Designed by John A. Miller, construction supervisors Herbert P. Schmeck and C.S. Ellis.[38][11]
38 Dips Schuylkill Park   United States 1922 Removed Designed by John A. Miller, construction supervisors Herbert P. Schmeck and L.J. Mueller.[39][11]
39 / 97 Wildcat

Formerly Joy Ride

Hersheypark   United States 1923 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck, construction supervisor Herbert P. Schmeck.[40][11] Renovated in 1935 and renamed Wildcat. Renovation designed by Herbert P. Schmeck; construction supervisor Frank F. Hoover.[11][41]
39a Wildcat Frederick Road Park   United States 1923 Removed [42]
40 Ski Ride Broad Ripple Park   United States 1924 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[43][11]
41 / 87 Thunderhawk
Formerly Coaster
Dorney Park   United States 1924 / 1930 Operating Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[44][11] Originally out-and-back design, modified into a figure eight design for 1930 season and given new serial number.
42 Thriller Euclid Beach   United States 1924 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[45][11]
43 Big Roller Coaster Memorial Park   United States 1924 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck. 66 feet, 2 inches tall.[46][11]
44 Cyclone Parc Belmont   Canada 1924 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck, construction supervisor H.F. Allen.[47][11]
45 Island Flyer Island Park

(Sunbury, Pennsylvania)

  United States 1925 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[48][11]
46 / 93 Wildcat Bertrand Island   United States 1925 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck, construction supervisor George J. Baker.[49][11] Underwent alterations and assigned new serial number in 1934.[11]
47 Wildcat Shady Grove Park   United States 1925 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck, construction supervisors George J. Baker and James L. Martz. 62 feet, 11 inches tall.[50][11]
48 Giant Roller Coaster Lakeside Park   United States 1925 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[51][11]
49 Wildcat Shellpot Park   United States 1925 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck. 65 feet, 1 inch tall.[52][11]
50 Junior Coaster Woodlawn Park   United States 1925 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[53][11]
51 Wildcat Long Branch Park   United States 1926 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11][54]
52 Sky Rocket Elitch Gardens   United States 1926 1935 Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11][55] Later renovated into Wildcat (PTC serial number 98).
53 Wildcat Coney Island   United States 1926 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11][56]
54 Twister Coney Island   United States 1926 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11][57]
55 Kids Coaster Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden   United States 1926 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11][58]
56 Wildcat Rocky Point Park   United States 1926 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11][59]
57 Express Brandywine Picnic Park   United States 1926 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[60][11]
58 Wild Cat Seabreeze Amusement Park   United States 1926 1935 Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck; construction supervisor Frank H. Hoover. Destroyed by fire in 1935.[11][61]
59 Wildcat Fernbrook Park   United States 1926 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11][62] Dismantled in 1945; its wood was used to build Sterling's "Million Dollar" Coaster at Rocky Glen Park in Moosic, PA in 1946.
60 Coaster Laurel Park   United States 1926 Removed Designed by Herbert Paul Schmeck. Sold for lumber at end of 1935.[63]
60a / 82 Wildcat Joyland Park   United States 1926 / 1929 1964 Conflicting reports on 1926 or 1929 opening and serial number 60a or 82.[11][64] Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck; construction supervisor Frank H. Hoover.
61 Wildcat Lake Compounce   United States 1927 Operating Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[65]
62 Twister Croops Glen   United States 1927 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[66]
63 Wildcat Edgewood Park   United States 1927 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11] Built for Thomas E. Kerstetter.[67]
64 Wild Cat Woodside Park   United States 1927 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[68][11]
65 Tornado Woodside Park   United States 1927 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[69][11]
67 Twister Hocus Pocus Park   United States 1927 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[70][11]
68 Twister Lakemont Park   United States 1927 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[71][11]
69 Wildcat Belvedere Beach Amusement Park   United States 1927 Removed - 1940-1947 Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11][72]
70 Bear Cat Sans Souci Park   United States 1928 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11][73]
71 Twister Warner Park   United States 1928 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11][74]
72 Wildcat Brady Lake Park   United States 1928 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[75]
73 Wildcat Rocky Springs Park   United States 1928 1965 Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck; construction supervisor James L. Martz.[11] Still standing but not operational from 1966 through early 1990s.[76]
74 Twister McCullough Lake Park   United States 1928 1936 Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck; construction supervisor George J. Baker.[11][77]
75 Zip White City (Shrewsbury, Massachusetts)   United States 1928 1951 Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11][78]
76 Wildcat Erie Beach Park   Canada 1928 1930 Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[79][11]
77 Baby Dipper Happyland Park   Canada 1928 1944 Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[80][11]
78 Rocket Ocean View Amusement Park   United States 1929 1978 Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11] Alterations made to ride originally designed by Edward A. Vettel. Dynamited in 1979.
79 Unknown Olympic Park (Newark, New Jersey)   United States 1929 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck. Alteration of pre-existing coaster.[11]
80 Wildcat Pine Island Park   United States 1929 1961 Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck; construction supervisor William Marquet.[81][11]
81 Mountain Flyer Mountain Park   United States 1929 1987 Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11][82]
83 Wildcat Idora Park   United States 1930 1984 Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck; construction supervisor Harry C. Baker.[11][83] Heavily damaged by fire on April 26, 1984. Remnants remained standing until July 26, 2001.[83]
84 Cyclone Palace Playland   United States 1930 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck; construction supervisor James L. Martz.[11] Conflicting reports on its closure and if it was destroyed by fire.[84]
85 Wildcat Lakeside Park   United States 1930 1964 Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck; construction supervisors Frank F. Hoover and James L. Martz.[11][85]
86 / 92 Yankee Cannonball
Formerly Greyhound
Formerly Roller Coaster
Canobie Lake Park
Lakewood Park
  United States 1936
1930 to 1935
Operating Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck; construction supervisor Frank F. Hoover. Relocated to current park and assigned new serial number after 1935 season.[86][11][87]
89 Unknown Mid City Park (Albany, New York)   United States 1931 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11]
90 Flying Turns Rocky Point Park   United States 1931 1938 Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck and John Norman Bartlett; built by John Norman Bartlett; construction supervisor Herbert P. Schmeck.[11][88]
Unknown Blue Flyer
Formerly Zipper Dipper
Blackpool Pleasure Beach   United Kingdom 1934 Operating Believed to have been built by Charlie Paige and possibly with Harry Traver's assistance.[89] Serial number unknown.
94 Teddy Bear Coney Island   United States 1935 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11][90]
95 Teddy Bear Kennywood   United States 1935 1947 Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck; construction supervisor Andy Vettel.[11][91]
96 Whirlwind Ocean Pier   United States 1935 1943 Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11][92] Destroyed by fire.[11]
98 / 99 Wildcat Elitch Gardens   United States 1936 1994 Renovation of park's former Sky Rocket coaster (PTC serial number 52).[93] Discrepancy on whether serial number 98 or 99. Renovation designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11] Rremained standing but not operational from 1994 through 1999.
98 / 99 Teddy Bear Elitch Gardens   United States 1936 Removed Discrepancy on whether serial number 98 or 99.[94] Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.
100 Shooting Star
Formerly Clipper
Coney Island   United States 1937 1971 Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11] Opened as Clipper before being heavily renovated and renamed Shooting Star in 1947.[95]
101 Rollo Coaster Idlewild and Soak Zone   United States 1938 Operating Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11][96]
102 Alps Willow Grove Park   United States 1939 1975 Ride originally built in 1905 by LaMarcus A. Thompson and John Miller. Altered in 1939 by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11]
103 Roller Coaster Bayside Park   United States 1942 1958 Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11][97]
104 Comet Pleasure Pier   United States 1942 1958 Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11] Closed after hurricane damage.[98]
105 Comet Forest Park Highlands Amusement Park   United States 1941 1963 Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11] Damaged by fire and removed three years later.[99]
106 Wildcat Salisbury Beach (Salisbury, Massachusetts)   United States 1941 1975 Alterations to Comet roller coaster that originally opened in 1922. Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[100][11]
107 Big Dipper Geauga Lake   United States 1945 2007 Alterations to Sky Rocket. Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck; construction supervisor Frank F. Hoover.[11][101]
108 Cyclone Palisades Amusement Park   United States 1945 1971 Alterations to Skyrocket roller coaster that originally opened in 1926. Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck; construction supervisor Joe A. McKee.[11][102]
109 Comet Hersheypark   United States 1946 Operating Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck; construction supervisor Frank F. Hoover.[11] Remodeled in 1978.[103]
110 Comet Meyer's Lake Park   United States 1947 1974 Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck; construction supervisor William Marquet.[11][104]
111 Phoenix
Formerly Rocket
Knoebels Amusement Park & Resort
Playland Park
  United States 1985
1948 to 1980
Operating Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11][105][106]
112 Comet Great Escape
Crystal Beach Park
  United States 1994
1948 to 1989
Operating Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11][107] Relocation performed by Martin & Vleminckx.[108]
113 Nightmare
Formerly Roller Coaster
Joyland   United States 1949 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck; construction supervisor Frank F. Hoover.[11][109]
114 Little Dipper Hoppyland   United States 1949 Removed Junior coaster for John Lorman of Venice, California. Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck; construction supervisor Rudy Illions.[11][110]
115 Little Dipper Six Flags Great America
Kiddieland
  United States 2010
1950 to 2009
Operating Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck; construction supervisor Frank F. Hoover.[11][111][112]
116 Comet Ghost Town on the River   United States 1951 1976 Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11] Standing but not operating in 1970 and 1971[113]
117 Comet Waldameer   United States 1951 Operating Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck; construction supervisor James L. Martz.[11][114]
118 Jet Star
Formerly Rocket
Formerly Jet
Formerly Jack Rabbit
Olympic Park   United States 1951 1965 Originally built in 1925;[115] alterations by Herbert P. Schmeck and John A. Miller.[11][115]
119 Montaña Rusa Isla del Coco   Cuba 1951 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck; construction supervisor Frank F. Hoover.[11][116]
120 Meteor
Formerly Little Dipper
Little Amerricka

Hillcrest Park
Kiddytown

  United States 2006
1967 to 2003
1953 to 1966
Operating Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11] Relocated to Hillcrest Park in Lemont, Illinois by 1967, then to Little Amerricka for the 2007 season.[117][118][119]
121 Roller Coaster Funland   United States 1954 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[120][11]
122 Junior Coaster Lincoln Beach   United States 1955 Removed Designed by Herbert P. Schmeck.[11][121]
122a Little Dipper Belmont Park   United States 1955 Removed Designed by Mitchell.[11][122]
123 Flyer Hunt's Pier   United States 1957 1988 Designed by John C. Allen; construction supervisor James L. Martz.[123]
124 Valley Volcano Angela Park   United States 1956 Removed [124]
Sea Dragon
Formerly Jet Flyer
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium   United States 1956 Operating [125]
Comet
Formerly Mighty Lightnin
Formerly Ghost Town Jet
Rocky Glen   United States 1959 Removed [126]
Tornado Wedgewood Village   United States 1961 Removed [127]
Blue Streak Cedar Point   United States 1964 Operating [128]
Mr. Twister Elitch Gardens   United States 1964 Removed [129]
Jetstream Riverview Park   United States 1964 Removed [130]
Skyliner Fair Park   United States 1965 Removed [131]
Swamp Fox Family Kingdom Amusement Park   United States 1966 Operating [132]
Cannon Ball Lake Winnepesaukah   United States 1967 Operating [133]
Zingo Bell's Amusement Park   United States 1968 Removed [134]
Tornado Petticoat Junction   United States 1970 Removed [135]
Racer Kings Island   United States 1972 Operating [136]
Woodstock Express
Formerly Fairly Odd Coaster
Formerly Beastie
Formerly Scooby Doo
Kings Island   United States 1972 Operating [137]
Great American Scream Machine Six Flags Over Georgia   United States 1973 Operating [138]
Comet Funway Amusement Park   United States 1973 Removed [139]
Woodstock Express
Formerly Ghoster Coaster
Formerly Scooby-Doo's Ghoster Coaster
FormerlyScooby Doo
Kings Dominion   United States 1974 Operating [140]
Woodstock Express
Formerly Fairly Odd Coaster
Formerly Scooby Doo's Ghoster Coaster
Formerly Scooby Doo
Carowinds   United States 1975 Operating [141]
Racer 75
Formerly Rebel Yell
Kings Dominion   United States 1975 Operating [142]
Screamin' Eagle Six Flags St. Louis   United States 1976 Operating [143]
Thunder Road Carowinds   United States 1976 Removed [144]
Skyliner Lakemont Park
Roseland Park
  United States 1987
1960 to 1985
Operating [145]
[146]
Starliner Cypress Gardens
Miracle Strip Amusement Park
  United States 2007
1963 to 2004
Removed [147]
[148]
Black Diamond
Formerly Golden Nugget
Knoebels Amusement Park & Resort
Dinosaur Beach
  United States 2011
1960 to 1998
Operating [149]
[150]
Shooting Star Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe
Lakeside Park
  United States Unknown
1968 to 1986
Removed [151]
[152]

CarouselsEdit

Most PTC carousels were numbered, so they are easily identified. Most have been moved from their original opening locations. PTC carousels that are still operating or in restoration:

PTC # Owner City, State Year Built Notes Ref(s)
6 Kit Carson Co. Fairgrounds Burlington, Colorado
1905
Originally built for Elitch Gardens in 1905, it was removed and sold to Kit Carson County in 1928 in favor of the new, more modern PTC #51. [153]
9 Carousel of Pottstown Pottstown, Pennsylvania
1905
Restoration completed November 2016
15 Palisades Center Mall West Nyack, New York
1907
Removed 2009 [154]
17 Six Flags Over Georgia Atlanta, Georgia
1908
18 Destiny USA Syracuse, New York
1909
19 Western Reserve Historical Society Cleveland, Ohio
1910
Formerly Euclid Beach Park (1910–1969); Palace Playland (1970s–1996); returned to Ohio in 1996 and restoration completed November 2014
21 Six Flags Magic Mountain Valencia, California
1912
30 Luna Park, Melbourne St Kilda, Melbourne Australia
1913
33 Como Park St. Paul, Minnesota
1914
35 Six Flags St. Louis Eureka, Missouri
1915
39 Lake Winnepesaukah Rossville, Georgia
1916
43 Washington State Fair Puyallup, Washington
1917
44 Kings Dominion Doswell, Virginia
1917
45 Woodland Park Zoo Seattle, Washington
1918
46 Magic Kingdom Bay Lake, Florida
1917
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
47 Hersheypark Hershey, Pennsylvania
1919
[155][156]
49 Louisville Zoo Louisville, Kentucky
1919
Formerly Clementon Park, Clementon, NJ (1919–1997) [157]

[158]

50 City of Hampton Hampton, Virginia
1920
51 Elitch Gardens Theme Park Denver, Colorado
1925–1928
Built for the original northwest location of Elitch Gardens to replace PTC #6, it, along with many of Elitch Gardens' original rides, were moved to the park's Downtown Denver location in 1995. [159]
53 Charles N. Walker Griffin, Georgia
1920
[160]
54 Battleship Cove Fall River, Massachusetts
1920
59 Peddler's Village Lahaska, Pennsylvania
1922
[1]
61 David and Jane Walentas Brooklyn, New York
1922
62 Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica, California
1922
67 Carowinds Charlotte, North Carolina
1923
72 Sonny's Place Somers, Connecticut
1925
Formerly Kiddieland Amusement Park, Melrose Place, Ill. (1952–2009)[161]
75 Gillians Wonderland Pier and Island Waterpark Ocean City, New Jersey
1926
Formerly Fernbrook Park, Dallas, PA, (1926–1944)

Formerly Rolling Green Park, Sellinsgrove, PA, (1944–1972)

[162]

76 Valleyfair Shakopee, Minnesota
1925
79 Kings Island Mason, Ohio
1926
Formerly Coney Island, Cincinnati (1926–1971)
80 Holyoke Heritage State Park Holyoke, Massachusetts
1927–1929
Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, originally built for Mountain Park which shuttered in 1987, preservation campaign moved to Heritage State Park in 1993
83 Idlewild Park Ligonier, Pennsylvania
1931
84 Canada's Wonderland Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
1928
85 Carousel Station (formerly part of Paragon Park) Hull, Massachusetts
1928
87 Family Kingdom Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
1929
Mechanism only - Horses Replaced - formerly Asbury Park, NJ, Casino

Funhouse itemsEdit

Beginning before World War II, PTC was involved with the booming dark ride and funhouse business. It spawned the company Funni-Frite Industries of Lancaster, Columbus, and (later) Pickerington, Ohio, which ceased manufacturing operations in 2000.[163]

  • Laffing Sal - automated funhouse character/amusement device

See alsoEdit

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  24. ^ Marden, Duane. "Jack Rabbit  (Shellpot Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  25. ^ "Giant Coaster - Paragon Park (Hull, Massachusetts, United States)". rcdb.com. Retrieved 2020-11-05.
  26. ^ Marden, Duane. "Forest Ride  (Ross Grove)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  27. ^ Marden, Duane. "Jack Rabbit  (Rocky Springs Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  28. ^ Marden, Duane. "Forest Ride  (Six Gun Territory)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  29. ^ Marden, Duane. "Jack Rabbit  (Clementon Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  30. ^ Marden, Duane. "Deep Dipper  (Carlin's Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  31. ^ Marden, Duane. "Dips  (Buckroe Beach Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  32. ^ Marden, Duane. "Deep Dipper  (Frederick Road Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  33. ^ Marden, Duane. "Racer Dip  (Bay Shore Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  34. ^ Marden, Duane. "Giant Coaster  (Rocky Glen)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  35. ^ Marden, Duane. "Alpine Dips  (Sanatoga Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  36. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wildcat  (Enna Jettick Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  37. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wildcat  (Merrimack Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  38. ^ Marden, Duane. "Roller Coaster  (Woodlawn Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  39. ^ Marden, Duane. "Dips  (Schuylkill Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  40. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wildcat  (Hersheypark)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
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  42. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wildcat  (Frederick Road Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  43. ^ Marden, Duane. "Ski Ride  (Broad Ripple Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  44. ^ Marden, Duane. "Thunderhawk  (Dorney Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  45. ^ Marden, Duane. "Thriller  (Euclid Beach)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  46. ^ Marden, Duane. "Big Roller Coaster  (Memorial Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  47. ^ Marden, Duane. "Cyclone  (Parc Belmont)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  48. ^ Marden, Duane. "Island Flyer  (Island Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  49. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wildcat  (Bertrand Island)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  50. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wildcat  (Shady Grove Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  51. ^ Marden, Duane. "Giant Roller Coaster  (Lakeside Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  52. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wildcat  (Shellpot Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  53. ^ Marden, Duane. "Junior Coaster  (Woodlawn Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  54. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wildcat  (Long Branch Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  55. ^ Marden, Duane. "Sky Rocket  (Elitch Gardens)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  56. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wildcat  (Coney Island)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  57. ^ Marden, Duane. "Twister  (Coney Island)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  58. ^ Marden, Duane. "Kids Coaster  (Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  59. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wildcat  (Rocky Point Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  60. ^ Marden, Duane. "Express  (Brandywine Picnic Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  61. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wild Cat  (Seabreeze Amusement Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  62. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wildcat  (Fernbrook Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  63. ^ Marden, Duane. "Coaster  (Laurel Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  64. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wildcat  (Joyland Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  65. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wildcat  (Lake Compounce)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  66. ^ Marden, Duane. "Twister  (Croops Glen)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  67. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wildcat  (Edgewood Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  68. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wild Cat  (Woodside Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  69. ^ Marden, Duane. "Tornado  (Woodside Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  70. ^ Marden, Duane. "Twister  (Hocus Pocus Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  71. ^ Marden, Duane. "Twister  (Lakemont Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  72. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wildcat  (Belvedere Beach Amusement Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  73. ^ Marden, Duane. "Bear Cat  (Sans Souci Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  74. ^ Marden, Duane. "Twister  (Warner Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  75. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wildcat  (Brady Lake Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  76. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wildcat  (Rocky Springs Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  77. ^ Marden, Duane. "Twister  (McCullough Lake Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  78. ^ Marden, Duane. "Zip  (White City)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  79. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wildcat  (Erie Beach Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  80. ^ Marden, Duane. "Baby Dipper  (Happtland Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  81. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wildcat  (Pine Island Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  82. ^ Marden, Duane. "Mountain Flyer  (Mountain Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  83. ^ a b Marden, Duane. "Wildcat  (Idora Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  84. ^ Marden, Duane. "Cyclone  (Palace Playland)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  85. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wildcat  (Lakeside Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  86. ^ Marden, Duane. "Yankee Cannonball  (Canobie Lake Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  87. ^ Marden, Duane. "Roller Coaster  (Lakewood Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  88. ^ "Flying Turns - Rocky Point Park (Warwick, Rhode Island, United States)". rcdb.com. Retrieved 2020-11-05.
  89. ^ Marden, Duane. "Blue Flyer  (Blackpool Pleasure Beach)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  90. ^ Marden, Duane. "Teddy Bear  (Coney Island)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  91. ^ Marden, Duane. "Teddy Bear  (Kennywood)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  92. ^ Marden, Duane. "Whirlwind  (Dinosaur Beach)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  93. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wildcat  (Elitch Gardens)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  94. ^ Marden, Duane. "Teddy Bear  (Elitch Gardens)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  95. ^ Marden, Duane. "Shooting Star  (Coney Island)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  96. ^ Marden, Duane. "Rollo Coaster  (Idlewild Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  97. ^ Marden, Duane. "Roller Coaster  (Bayside Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  98. ^ Marden, Duane. "Comet  (Pleasure Pier)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  99. ^ Marden, Duane. "Comet  (Forest Park Highlands Amusement Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
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  101. ^ "Big Dipper - Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom (Aurora, Ohio, United States)". rcdb.com. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  102. ^ Marden, Duane. "Cyclone  (Palisades Amusement Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  103. ^ Marden, Duane. "Comet  (Herseypark)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  104. ^ Marden, Duane. "Comet  (Meyer's Lake Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  105. ^ Marden, Duane. "Phoenix  (Knoebels Amusement Park & Resort)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  106. ^ Marden, Duane. "Rocket  (Playland Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  107. ^ Marden, Duane. "Comet  (Crystal Beach)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  108. ^ Marden, Duane. "Comet  (Great Escape)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  109. ^ Marden, Duane. "Nightmare  (Joyland)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  110. ^ Marden, Duane. "Little Dipper  (Hoppyland)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  111. ^ Marden, Duane. "Little Dipper  (Six Flags Great America)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  112. ^ Marden, Duane. "Little Dipper  (Kiddieland)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  113. ^ Marden, Duane. "Comet  (Ghost Town on the River)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  114. ^ Marden, Duane. "Comet  (Waldameer)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  115. ^ a b Marden, Duane. "Jet Star  (Olympic Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  116. ^ Marden, Duane. "Montaña Rusa  (Isla del Coco)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  117. ^ Marden, Duane. "Meteor  (Little Amerricka)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  118. ^ Marden, Duane. "Little Dipper  (Hillcrest Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  119. ^ Marden, Duane. "Little Dipper  (Kiddytown)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  120. ^ Marden, Duane. "Roller Coaster  (Funland)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  121. ^ Marden, Duane. "Junior Coaster  (Lincoln Beach)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  122. ^ Marden, Duane. "Little Dipper  (Belmont Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  123. ^ Marden, Duane. "Flyer  (Dinosaur Beach)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  124. ^ Marden, Duane. "Valley Volcano  (Angela Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  125. ^ Marden, Duane. "Sea Dragon  (Columbus Zoo and Aquarium)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  126. ^ Marden, Duane. "Comet  (Rocky Glen)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  127. ^ Marden, Duane. "Tornado  (Wedgewood Village)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  128. ^ Marden, Duane. "Blue Streak  (Cedar Point)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  129. ^ Marden, Duane. "Mr. Twister  (Elitch Gardens)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  130. ^ Marden, Duane. "Jetstream  (Riverview Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  131. ^ Marden, Duane. "Skyliner  (Fair Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  132. ^ Marden, Duane. "Swamp Fox  (Family Kingdom Amusement Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  133. ^ Marden, Duane. "Cannon Ball  (Lake Winnepesaukah)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  134. ^ Marden, Duane. "Zingo  (Bell's Amusement Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  135. ^ Marden, Duane. "Tornado  (Petticoat Junction)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  136. ^ Marden, Duane. "Racer  (Kings Island)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  137. ^ Marden, Duane. "Woodstock Express  (Kings Island)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  138. ^ Marden, Duane. "Great American Scream Machine  (Six Flags Over Georgia)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  139. ^ Marden, Duane. "Comet  (Funway Amusement Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  140. ^ Marden, Duane. "Woodstock Express  (Kings Dominion)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  141. ^ Marden, Duane. "Woodstock Express  (Carowinds)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  142. ^ Marden, Duane. "Racer 75  (Kings Dominion)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  143. ^ Marden, Duane. "Screamin' Eagle  (Six Flags St. Louis)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  144. ^ Marden, Duane. "Thunder Road  (Carowinds)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  145. ^ Marden, Duane. "Skyliner  (Lakemont Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  146. ^ Marden, Duane. "Skyliner  (Roseland Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  147. ^ Marden, Duane. "Starliner  (Cypress Gardens)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  148. ^ Marden, Duane. "Starliner  (Miracle Strip Amusement Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  149. ^ Marden, Duane. "Black Diamond  (Knoebels Amusement Park & Resort)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  150. ^ Marden, Duane. "Golden Nugget  (Dinosaur Beach)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  151. ^ Marden, Duane. "Shooting Star  (Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  152. ^ Marden, Duane. "Shooting Star  (Lakeside Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
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  156. ^ "Hershey Park Opens Sunday". Gettysburg Times. May 15, 1945. p. 8.
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