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Monroe making plans for former Americana Amusement Park

I don't really have anything I'd like to see on the site (let's just suppose that reopening Lesourdsville lake/Americana is off the table). It's in kind of an odd spot (hemmed in on one side by the river, one side by a water treatment/sewage plant, one side by RR tracks and another by residential subdivisions). It's got good access to Rt. 4 on the front side but that's maybe a negative also? 

 

I suspect one of two things will happen: 1 The property will end up as part of an expanding warehouse/light industrial area building out from some trucking operations that are already there taking advantage of Rt. 4 and possibly rail access. However, the flood plain/river adjacent nature of the site may make that not feasible.  OR speculation 2: considering the demographics of the Monroe area: soccer fields/other rec fields.

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The above article is in no way related to nor is it associated to the individual by said name, so the answer is no I have no control over what happens to the property.  Just saying.

I never said any one of us had control over what happened to that property.  All I asked was what anyone would like to see.  This wasn't anything official, I was curious about everyone's opinion.

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What I would LIKE to see is the park put back exactly as it was.  But...I guess that's probably pretty obvious to anyone that knows where the name "Dare to Fly" came from.  Oddly enough, I posted this to my Facebook page (also Dare to Fly) not an hour ago.  :)

 

...missing Eagle...looks at avatar and mourns...must watch pov now...

 

Incidentally I know someone (wink wink) that made a good video tribute to the park if you'd like to see it.  (lol)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeLLIwgv2uI

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Wow...that's really a great tribute video! The Eagle was a treasure...still the best ' stand up' coaster built in Ohio (it had some of the best airtime anywhere!) That turnaround drop was legendary! Really miss Raging Thunder also and their flyers. Such a great little park with a wonderful past. As much as I love Kings Island, It's such a shame to see so many of these type of parks gone now. Spent many a summer day enjoying The Eagle, so sad its gone.

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Did the camper place go out of business?? Every building is torn down?

Not great, my opinion.. but great for students opportunity...

Still think lots of park space...

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I just hope that the "park" that they put in, at least has some sort of ride(s) and/or memorabilia to the former park. It kills me that I had never been to this park nor knew it existed until it was too late.

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It really is a shame that more of the rides did not get relocated.  One of my big regrets with theme parks is not riding Screechin' Eagle.  Serpent was one of the first coasters I ever rode and I still feel like Raging Thunder was one of the best flume rides I ever rode.

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