Arnolds Park bringing historic roller coaster back to life

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When the summer tourism season begins, a new kind of thrill will await guests at Arnolds Park. Once a favorite of park goers in the 1960s and ’70s, the Wild Mouse Roller Coaster is being built near the entrance to Arnolds Park.  The ride features small cars carrying 2 people through several sharp turns and fast dropoffs. Arnolds Park Marketing Director Paul Plumb tells KCAU 9 that the history behind the ride should make it a favorite with families.

“People that remember that right bring it up and they’ll be able to show their kids, they’re grandkids what that ride was like and be able to make memories for years to come.  That’s really a part of what we’re trying to do here is to keep the history of Arnolds Park alive. It’s a 130-year-old amusement park,” said Paul Plumb, Marketing Director.

Weather permitting, The Wild Mouse hits the track the weekend before Memorial Day.  Arnolds Park is in the midst of more than 15 million dollars in improvements .

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