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Defunct Coasters Updated: March 28, 2011

Alaska yukon pacific Exposition,
Seattle, WA
Scenic Railway - 1909-1909

Columbia Gardens, Butte, MT
Roller Coaster - 1906-1973

Council Crest, Portland, OR
Scenic Railway - 1907-1926

gayway park, seaside, OR
Roller Coaster - 1953-1983?
Wild Mouse - 1953?-1983?

gayway/Fun Forest, Seattle, WA
Broadway Trip - 1962-1962
Wild Mouse - 1962-1964
Wild Mouse - 1965-1971

Happyland, Vancouver, BC
Giant Dipper - 1925-1947
Baby Dipper - 1928-1944

Hastings park, Vancouver, BC
Coaster (Dip The Dips) - 1915-1924

Jantzen Beach, Portland, OR
Big Dipper - 1928-1970
Whirlwind - 1929-195?

julia davis fun depot, boise, id
Mad Mouse - 1991-2002

Lotus Isle, Portland, OR
Alpine Scenic Railway - 1930-1931

Luna Park, Seattle, WA
Great Figure 8 - 1905-1913

Nat Park, Spokane, WA
Figure 8/Scenic Railway - 1905-1919
Jack Rabbit - 1920-1967

Oaks Park, Portland, OR
Scenic Railway - 19?-19?
Figure 8 - 1905?-19?
Zip - 1927-1934
Mad Mouse - 1959-1976?
Monster Mouse - 1977-1994

Playland, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Kiddie Coaster - 1942-1974

Playland, Seattle, WA
Dipper - 1930-1961

Playland, Vancouver, BC
Little Dipper - 1958-197?
Mad Mouse - 1958-1964?
Monster Mouse - 1965-1971?
Super Big Gulp - 1972-1994
Wild Mouse - 1979-2008

puyallup fair, puyallup, wa
Mad Mouse - 195?-196?
Mad Mouse - 196?-197?
(Both coasters no longer run at fair)

Santafair, federal way, wa
Stratoboggan - 1961-1973
(Later operated at Puyallup Fair as
Mad Mouse)

Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
Dips - 1913-1923?

White City, Bellingham, Wa
Roller Coaster - 1906-1912

White City, Seattle, WA
Roller Coaster - 1908-1912

White City, Vancouver, bc
Dips - 1926-19?
(Operated at Hastings Park)

Mad Mouse, Oaks Park, Portland, OR

1959 Herschell Mad Mouse newspaper advertisement
Herschell Mad Mouse 1959 advertisement

Pictured above is a 1959 Herschell Mad Mouse advertisement. It lists about a dozen parks and traveling carnival shows that had owned and operated the coaster. Amongst the list of owners and parks is Robert E. Bollinger at Oaks Park in Portland, Oregon.

Throughout the late 1950's and 1960's, Oaks Park had many rides circulating the Northwest with Fun-Tastic Rides, Inc. which Robert Bollinger co-founded and incorporated. So, it is not surprising that many of the permanent rides at the park were swapped with other parks and fairs such as Playland in Vancouver, BC, or the Puyallup Fair. Some of these rides were portable Mad Mouse, Monster Mouse, and Wild Mouses.

Interestingly enough, the Puyallup Fair's Monster Mouse still operates Mad Mouse cars. So, it is my speculation that the fair originally had a Mad Mouse prior to the Monster Mouse. It would also not be surprising if the cars might have come from the Mad Mouse that had operated at Oaks Park. In a recent interview with John Hinde, I was told that Walker LeRoy (Bollinger's ride superintendent at Oaks Park) used to love running the Mad Mouse at the fair. He seemed to be fascinated with it. So, there must be a connection between Oaks Mad Mouse and the Puyallup Fair.

[Update: In a recent phone conversation with Funtastic's current owner, Ron Burbach Sr., I was told there were three mouse coasters that had operated at the Puyallup Fair. During the 1950's there was a Mad Mouse and a Monster Mouse. Probably sometime in the 1960's there were two Mad Mouses and a Monster Mouse. The second Mad Mouse coaster had come from the defunct Santafair - Touray in Federal Way, Washington, which was an indoor amusement park in a shopping center.]