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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)

Roller Coaster, Gayway Park, Seaside, OR

Photo of Seaside  Oregon's coaster taken in 1953
Seaside roller coaster 1953

For about three decades Seaside, OR, operated a small amusement park called Gayway Park. Pictured above is a kiddie coaster that operated at that park in 1953. The park was known to have had an assortment of rides such as the Ferris Wheel, a Carousel, Octopus, Rock-O-Plane, and a Wild Mouse coaster.

In July 1978, I had the opportunity to visit this park. During this visit I saw the Wild Mouse running in all its glory out in a grassy field amongst the white sand. On a later visit in 1983, I learned that the park had been torn down to make room for a series of small shops as well as an arcade. Since then, the Trends West Resort has taken up residence in that location.

After speaking with a Seaside local in 2005, I was told the park had closed due to noise problems coming from the Wild Mouse when it had operated at night. I guess the neighbors and tourists nearby had gotten tired of hearing the loud noises and didn't have the patience to put up with it anymore. It was also considered an eyesore since the park was getting old.

Currently, I am reseraching more about this park and the Wild Mouse coaster. So, far, I have learned that photos of this ride are difficult if not impossible to locate. And, other locals either are not familiar of the parks' existence or have other opinions of its demise.