Idora Park
Youngstown, Ohio
October, 2000
Page Four



Idora Park, Youngstown, Ohio

The Jack Rabbit is Idora Park's oldest coaster.   It was originally a side friction coaster which is where the coaster train is not locked to the rails but sits between them.  I read somewhere that the Jack Rabbit is actually one of the oldest coasters still standing. The way we got to Idora Park was through Mill Creek park; which is beautiful.  They are actually using a portion of Idora Park's parking lot as an overflow parking for Mill Creek Park.

Idora Park, Youngstown, Ohio

This is the rest of the Jack Rabbit that you can see from the parking lot.  Basically the Jack Rabbit is an out and back with a dogleg to the left.

Idora Park, Youngstown, Ohio

Of course the Jack Rabbit has been overgrown over the years.  Here is the lift with a cupola over the top.  I think that it was built there to protect the chain return from rain and the elements.

Idora Park, Youngstown, Ohio


Here's what's left of the station.  Right after Idora Park closed there was a park in the planning stages for Indianapolis and they wanted to buy the Jack Rabbit. They started to disassemble the station for shipping but the deal and park (Indy needs a park bad) fell through.



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