Camden Park

Camden Park, an amusement park of twenty-six-acre near Huntington, West Virginia, is open to the public. Camden Park is a neighborhood in Southlake, Texas. In 1903, The Camden Interstate Railway Company was established and it is known as a picnic site it is one of just thirteen trolley parks in the US that are still operational. Camden Park is unique and it was designed where riders traveling between the adjacent communities and Huntington would never change tracks, rather than after trolley lines. The park quickly added a carousel and several attractions after it first opened. Camden Park is the only amusement park in West Virginia. There are over thirty attractions and rides at the park, including the Big Dipper, an entire conventional wooden roller coaster, and many antique rides.

Camden Park has included a roller rink, a pool, and an acute zoo over the years. Throughout the year, the park organizes a variety of activities, such as live musical performances as part of the “Hot Summer Nights”. The “Halloween Spooktacular”, “Coca-Cola Days,” and  “Children’s Festival,”  are some of the other events. From late May to early August, the amusement park is open six days a week,


  • In the 1950s, Caterpillar was a popular amusement park ride at Camden Park. The automobiles followed an undulating, circular track. From the 1990s to 2011, the park had a comparable Music Express-style ride called the Hot Cat.
  • The Bull’s Eye is a roundup wheel ride that travels diagonally. The Rainbow was its previous name. After the 2016 season, it was decommissioned and replaced by Slingshot.
  • The Camden Park Zoo, which was located to the north of the train station and was demolished in the early 1970s, was demolished.
  • In the early 1980s, Cloud 9 was found between the Little Dipper and the train tracks.
  • Dodgem Cars – a conventional bumper car ride from the 1940s; traffic is usually kept flowing counter-clockwise by a series of central islands with firmly anchored tire bumpers, but cars can travel between the islands to engage one another and cause pandemonium. The cars were painted in glossy orange, yellow, green, blue, white, and black in the 1980s and 1990s. In July 2013, it was destroyed by an electrical fire.
  • The Hot Cat was a Caterpillar ride similar to the Music Express that featured a train on an undulating circular track with half of it contained in a darkened shed-like structure. The façade was brightly lighted with flashing lights, and both inside and out, loud music was playing. From the 1990s to 2011, the Hot Cat was a popular attraction at Camden Park, however, it was decommissioned in 2012. It was located to the south of the Big Dipper and the west of the Paratrooper and the Magic Rainbow.
  • Enterprise is a fast, looping, inverted “Ferris wheel”-style coaster with a mural of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Starship Enterprise. After a hydraulic malfunction injured more than fifty riders, the ride was shut down in 1993.

Camden Park is a place in the Fallout 76 video game.


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