Roller Coasters of The Pacific Northwest
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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, White City, Bellingham, WA

Roller Coaster White City thumbnail
Roller Coaster

This postcard is post marked December 27, 1909. The name of the coaster is Roller Coaster which was a typical Figure 8 model that could be found in most White City's and Luna Park chains around the country.

This particular White City opened in 1906 and closed in 1912. In the early 1900's (1903) Bellingham's common industries were "canneries, coal mines, lumber and shingle mills" which "ringed the bay smoke from their stacks billowing skyward, sometimes thick enough to obliterate the view between Whatcom and Fairhaven." This left locals with a strong desire and need to get away from the city to a clean area to socialize and relax.

The Lake Line streetcar was a method in being able to get away from the filthy city and visit places such as White City Amusement Park. The park was a favorite destination and the last stop on the line. According to an article in the Bellingham Herald (October 20, 2003),

"White City amusement park, the last stop on the Lake Line streetcar, was a favorite destination in the early years following Bellingham's consolidation. Built along Lake Whatcom's north shore, the amusement park sported an impressive wooden roller coaster, plus a hotel, dance hall and an ice cream parlor.

Humphrey Griggs, 94, remembers White City well.

"If you didn't have a car, you had to take the streetcar out there," he said. "You could go on the Ferris wheel, the merry-go-round and eat hot dogs."

Though the park operated for only a short time, it did provide an excellent source of escape for the locals who led hard-driven lives. So, it would seem it was more of a success than the other short-lived White City and Luna Park in Seattle.