At least they attempted to take on the Big Cheese, and while they may have ultimately been unsuccessful they were one of the few that managed to manifest into existence. It's easy to criticize them when many of us have never and will never pull off something even remotely close to the scale of what they managed to do. I'd say less than 0.01% of people in the entire world will ever actually open a theme park and one that lasts past its first year. Thats definitely an accomplishment

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I did the tightrope walk at CW as well ...still have a picture of it somewhere around here...dont remember my name being announced though...am sad the place is gone forever i.used to love hearing the big cats roar no matter where you were in the park...I remember going on the tigers paw with a friend then we were gonna go on the cannonball but it started storming so they stopped running it and we didnt get to go on it . I thought the retheming with boardwalk and baseball was completely retarded and flat out refused to consider it when mom suggested us going...it turned out I was right when I said the new and improved theme park wouldn't last...it didnt...lol

I've been to Circus World and Pirates World. We lived not too far from Pirates World. I was VERY young then. I only remember the crows nest. We went to Circus World one year while staying at the Contemporary resort at WDW. It was also the same visit we went to the new Wet & Wild. Good memories.

I've been to Heritage Square before - the last time I went was probably in the summer of 2014, and I have good memories of that place. I loved the Tilt-A-Whirl and the alpine slides. Unfortunately, the alpine slides closed after the 2015 season, and I'm a little bit bummed that I'm never going to get to ride them again, but there's nothing I can do about it anyway, you know? My family loved that place and I really hope I'll be able to go back sometime.

I went to Circus World in 1980. Two things I remember vividly, the Roaring Tiger Rollercoaster, IT WAS AWSOME. My boyfriend and I ( now husband ) got to ride in the front seat multiple times and didn't even need to get off the ride. And the second, I got to walk the high wire. It was AMAZING, 30 feet off the ground walking a thin wire, the Circus Master announced you, where you were from like if you were a real performer. Of course you were all harnessed up but WOW. what an opportunity.

I went to Freedomland with my family when I was a 10 year old kid. I remember they recruited kids to pump water from old time fire engines to put out the Great Chicago Fire.

The Heritage Square village that was left from Magic Mountain closed at the end of 2015.

The place that was once Freedomland is now home to Co-Op City and Pelham Bay Park

my first elephant ride was at Circus World 1977!

I remember in 1982 Circus World let Disney employees in for free. Good marketing idea. Wooden coaster was a lot of fun and usually no wait. Also loved the chilli covered open faced burgers.

I remember Circus World had painted concrete walkways that when freshly washed and wet in the morning were the slipperiest law suit waiting to happen ever.

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