Electric Park

East 46th Street & The Paseo
Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Defunct, Operated from 5/19/1907 to 9/1/1925

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Defunct Roller Coasters (5)

PicturesNameTypeDesignOpenedClosed
Ben Hur Roller CoasterWoodSit Down5/4/1913
Dip CoasterWoodSit Down5/19/1907
Giant DipperWoodSit Down5/20/1922
Scenic RailwayWoodSit Down5/19/1907
TicklerWoodSit Down1907 - 1909

Details

Categories:Trolley Park
Location:The Village Green Apartments were built on the former site of Electric Park.
Notes:In 1925 a fire destroyed much of the park.  Kansas City, Missouri native at the time, Walter Cronkite witnessed the fire and wrote in his 1996 autobiography "A Reporter's Life": "Our hill overlooked, a half dozen blocks away, Electric Park...One night after closing it burned in a spectacular fire. The Ferris wheel seemed to turn as the flames climbed up its sides. The grease caught fire on the two parallel tracks of the Greyhound Racer roller coaster, and twin blazes raced up and down with the speed of the cars that once toured the tumultuous circuit..."  This "Greyhound Racer" is thought to be referring to the "Ben Hur Roller Coaster".
Owner / Operator:This was the second Electric Park built and operated by the Heim Brothers -- Joseph, Michael and Ferdinand Jr.
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