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 Post subject: Re: Pontchartrain Beach pictures
New postPosted: July 18th, 2012, 9:29 am 
Oyster wrote:
Oh yes TS, I remember that maze well! I had no idea which way to go. I can remember a ton of fluorescent yellow lights too.....

Yes, all those rows of lights! Thanks for chiming in, Ersta.

maria1919 wrote:
forget ferris wheels.

What I remember is the pause at the top of the wheel while the attendant finished loading all the cars.....the warm night breeze off the lake.....the flashing, twinkling lights of the park below. So beautiful.

Bumper cars: I remember being shocked, then disappointed that kids in other bumper cars were trying to bump into me, and feeling that it would be a nicer ride if everyone just drove around in a quiet, orderly circle.

CopCop, the Bali Hai mug is fantastic. What a great anniversary present for the Labordes!


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 Post subject: Re: Pontchartrain Beach pictures
New postPosted: July 18th, 2012, 10:01 am 
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Of all the sights and sounds Pontchartrain Beach provided my favorite was the automated fortune teller in the Penny Arcade. Creepy but so fascinating.

Loved Bali Hai. And The Bug -- one of the oldest rides out there.


We were anything but wealthy when I was a kid, but once a year we went to the beach. This was before POP and we were given only so many tickets to use so it was always a big decision as to which rides we rode. I only like The Bug as so-so, but it was the only ride my Mama would go on (I guess to save money) so I would ride it with her. Mama wouldn't let us go on the Wild Maus (whiplash danger) or the bumper cars (severed limbs danger). During the summer between eighth grade and high school a bunch of my friends and I, accompanied by someone's older sister to supervise us, took the bus to the beach and spent the day. I felt like such a rebel hopping onto the Wild Maus and riding the bumper cars without Mama knowing it.


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 Post subject: Re: Pontchartrain Beach pictures
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Spent most of my time at the beach in the penny arcade. My mother saved pennies for our trips there and I played the baseball game to my heart's content.

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 Post subject: Re: Pontchartrain Beach pictures
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Thanks for the pix!

I was at Ponchartrain Beach only a couple times, but the Wild Maus was my favorite ride anywhere. Really a good one for my pre-teen thrills!


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