Friday, April 25, 2014

Classic Arrow Rides - Where are they now?

Confusion Hill Streamliner - Smashed by an Ent   8^(

One of the interesting things about Arrow rides is how enduring they are.  The trains and carousels were all built in the fifties and sixties.  Theme parks come and go, but somehow the rides live on. Today we're going to look for places to go and get a ride on an early Arrow amusement ride. All the ones I currently know of are in California, but I'd be glad for any updates.

I'm not including Disneyland's King Arthur Carousel, as it is actually a refurbished Dentzel.

If King Arthur is included, this might be a comprehensive list, as the 1980 Press Kit for the opening of The Bat at Kings Island, indicates that Arrow had built 8 carousels since it's founding in 1947. That may not be inclusive of the other circular, carousel like kiddie rides which Arrow produced.

Carousels

The Big Red Barn
1000 U.S. 101, Aromas, CA 95004
(831) 726-3101

Bishops Pumpkin Farm
1415 Pumpkin Ln, Wheatland, CA 95692
(530) 633-2568

Happy Hollow Zoo and Park
1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 794-6400

Kennedy Park
19501 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA
(510) 670-7275

Kiwanis Kiddieland Carousel
Fuqua Park
US-81 and Beach Road
Duncan, OK 73533

Micke Grove Regional Park
11793 N Micke Grove Rd, Lodi, CA 95240
Phone:(209) 331-7400

Pixieland Amusement Park
2740 E Olivera Rd, Concord, CA 94519
(925) 689-8841

Roeding Park
890 W Belmont Ave, Fresno, CA 93728 
(559) 621-2900

South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol St (at W Sunflower Ave), Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 435-2000

I've also seen a photograph of an Arrow pony on a carousel in or near Collingwood, Ontario. If anyone has any information on that, please let us know.


Bishop's Pumpkin Farm (was @ Balboa Fun Zone) 

Collingwood

Kiwanis Kiddieland, Duncan, OK
Kennedy Park
Happy Hollow

Micke Grove State Park, Lodi, CA

Pixiewoods
Roeding Park 
South Coast Plaza



Trains

Burke Junction
Cameron Park
3300 Coach Lane
Cameron Park, CA 95682
Phone:(530) 676-4188

Central Park
50 East 5th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 9449a
Note: Only open on weekends from 11 AM to 3 PM

Confusion Hill
75001 North Highway 101, Piercy, CA 95587
(707) 925-6456

Happy Hollow Zoo and Park (Danny the Dragon)
1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 794-6400

Pixie Woods
125 Bridge Place
Stockton, CA 95202
Phone: (209) 938-1555
Toll Free: 1 (877) 778-6258

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-5590

Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Park
14485 Monterey Rd, San Martin, CA 95046
(408) 778-7225



Old #9 at Burke Junction



San Mateo Central Park

Confusion Hill


Danny the Dragon

Old #6 at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Pixie Express (also No. 9) in Stockton, CA


Uesugi Farms
On eBay in 2013
Private Collector - previously at Memphis Zoo and ridden by Elvis!

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