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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)


Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, Seattle, WA

Alaska Yukon Pacific Expostiion Pay Streak 1909
LA Thompson Scenic Railway at the Pay Streak 1909
LA Thompson Mountain slide at Pay Streak 1909
LA Thompson Mountain Slide 1909

The Pay Streak was the amusement zone that operated during the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition. Amongst the various rides and attractions offered were: an L. A. Thompson Scenic Railway (pictured above), The Fairy Gorge Tickler, a Ferris wheel, the Vacuum Tube, the Haunted Swing, The Bug House, the Alaska Theater of Sensations, the Japanese Village, the Eskimo Village, the Foolish House, and an LA Thompson Mountain Slide (also pictured above).

According to Shauna and Brennan O'reilly's book, Images of America, Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, the Scenic Railway "was a precurser to Disneyland's Matterhorn Mountain ride and was a thrilling roller coaster with a large plaster mountain towering over the Pay Streak. The interior of the amusement ride featured a giant wheel that powered the cars filler with adventurous passengers. La Marcus Adna (L. A.) Thompson, who was known as the father of the gravity ride and was famous for the Switchback Railway at Coney Island, created this 15 cent attraction."

Thompson's Mountain Slide, as with many of the other amusement attractions, was scrunched tightly between the Fairy Gorge Tickler ride and the Scenic Railway. The Slide offered patrons a steep and speedy ride down slides in gunnysacks.

The Exposition opened on June 1, 1909 and brought in four million visitors in four months. The fair was located on the campus of the University of Washington which at that time was in great need of more campus buildings as the student population was growing. Visitors who came from all over the world were in awe of the beautiful 250 acres that entailed a picturesque setting of evergreen trees, flowers, Mount Rainier, the Cascades, Lake Union and Lake Washington.