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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 - 1906-1974

Council Crest, Portland, OR
Scenic Railway - 1905-1926

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 - 1920-1968

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)


Great Figure 8 Coaster, Luna Park, Seattle, WA

Luna Park thumbnail
Luna Park
Figure 8 thumbnail
Onboard Figure 8
Great Figure 8 Luna Park thumbnail
Great Figure 8 Coaster
Luna Park along pier thumbnail
Luna Park along pier
Trainload of riders on Figure 8 at Seattle Luna Park
Close-up of riders 1912

Above are four photos of the Great Figure 8 Coaster that operated at Luna Park in Seattle, Washington.

Luna park opened in 1905 and was built on the tide flats along Duwamish Head. Proudly hailed as "The Coney Island of The West," the park had promise as being "the greatest amusement park in the Northwest" for a growing metropolis in West Seattle.

Sadly though, Luna had a short life span and ended up closing its doors in 1913 due to some moral controversary amongst local conservatives towards the park's "wild" and "rowdy" presence. The park purportedly had the "longest bar on the bay" which brought about scandal and muckraking that agitated the "morals squad" which consisted of prohibitionists called "The Forces of Decency". Once the rides were either taken down or destroyed, and Luna Park was no more, the park's memory faded.

According to HistoryLink.org, "Approximately once a decade, the tides of Elliott Bay fall back to their lowest levels. When they do, the tide flats are exposed and the rows of pilings that once supported Luna Park are brought to light, causing new generations and new residents of the Northwest to gaze and to ponder."

Amazingly, one of the rides that still exists and operates today is the Charles Looff 1906 Carousel. Initially intended to run in San Fransisco, the ride ended up at Luna due to the earthquake and fire. Now it has a permanent home at the Zeum in San Fransisco's Yerba Buena Gardens.

You can learn more about this ride and its history by visiting: The National Carousel Association-USA.org