Footage: Nice The usa from the Nineteen Seventies to nowadays

With the announcement of its deliberate closure, Nice The usa enters the general bankruptcy in its 50-year historical past.

The park in Santa Clara arose from a venture, at the beginning known as Frontier International, that used to be sponsored by means of actor Fess Parker within the early Nineteen Seventies. Marriott Corp. purchased out Parker sooner than the 1976 opening.

Since then, the park has additionally been owned by means of the town of Santa Clara, Kings Leisure, Paramount, CBS and Cedar Truthful. Its mascots have long gone from its preliminary Looney Toons forged to Hanna-Barbera (Smurfs, Scooby-Doo, Yogi Endure), Nickelodeon and Peanuts characters.

Under is a gallery of one of the most park’s exhibit thrill rides in addition to pictures going again to the website online’s days as agricultural land.

1982: The Whizzer. (Mercury Information archives) 
The Edge, Great America
1983: The Edge, a freefall drop trip. (Mercury Information archives) 
The Demon, Great America
1984: The Demon. (Mercury Information archives) 
The Vortex, Great America
1991: The Vortex, a stand-up curler coaster. (Rick E. Martin, Mercury Information) 
Top Gun, Great America
1993: Most sensible Gun. (Eugene Louie, Mercury Information) 
Extreme Sky Flyer, Great America
1997: Xtreme SkyFlyer. The trip price an additional $15-$25 (relying on what number of partners you had) on most sensible of the doorway charge, which on the time used to be $28.99. (Bob Pepping, Contra Costa Instances) 
FireFall, Great America
2008: FireFall. (David M. Barreda/Mercury Information) 
Gold Striker, Great America
2013: Gold Striker, a wood curler coaster. (Karl Mondon/Bay Space Information Team) 
RailBlazer, Great America
2018: RailBlazer. (Dai Sugano/Bay Space Information Team) 
Great America 1976
March 1976: An aerial view of the park in a while sooner than its authentic opening. Admission used to be $7.99 for ages 12 and up. (Mercury Information archives) 
The carousel, Great America, 1976
March 1976: The carousel at Nice The usa. (Mercury Information archives) 
Great America 1976
1976: Across the time of its opening, the park is observed within the background of this symbol from Nice The usa Limited-access highway and Project School Street. (Mercury Information archives) 
Proposed Frontier World site
An annotated photograph from the early Nineteen Seventies presentations the website online deliberate for Frontier International, an amusement park proposed by means of actor Fess Parker. This view appears north from Central Throughway, with the San Tomas Aquino Creek bridge on the decrease proper. The park website online is at the orchards simply north of Freeway 101; to the west is the long run Project School website online. (Mercury Information archives) 

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