Niagara Amusement Park Artifacts and Collectables

Niagara Amusement Park Artifacts and Collectables

This page is here for the sole purpose of displaying a few of the Amusement Park items in my personal collection

This is the cover off the control panel of the rare Chance Turbo ride. After the park closed, I found this laying in a pile of junk. It is significant because of the registered amusement device tag, which allowed the ride to operate in Ontario.
(Collection of Ken Jones Jr.)

A close up of 2 of the Punks (one used, one brand new) from the Punk Rack.
(Collection of Ken Jones Jr.)

On the left is one of the locking knobs used to keep the Turbo carriage from moving while loading riders. They frequently broke off, and were usually replaced by a bolt. The ring on the right is from the ring toss game.
(Collection of Ken Jones Jr.)


I have in the collection a very rare keychain from the Park. I had only ever seen one, and this is it. Needless to day, this is one item that does not go out on display.
(Collection of Ken Jones Jr.)


With the park having the largest ferris wheel in the Western Himisphere, it allowed for some interesting fund raising ideas for service groups. Here is a button for a "ride-a-thon" for Cystic Fibrosis by the Kinsmen.
(Collection of Ken Jones Jr.)



Ride lighting has changed and advanced over the years, and many of todays rides have these plastic caps over the bulbs which provide colour to the ride. However, being plastic, they often broke around the threads and ended up falling off. It is my intention to have these mounted on a board, lit up for display.
(Collection of Ken Jones Jr.)


One of the oldest prized given away at the games in the final season was this bank, of the former Lighthouse Slip slide. This ride was located in the park from 1979 to 1989. In 1989 it housed a laser show, which was projected around the park. Many people found this particular prize useless, and just threw them out. I purchased 2 of the last ones we had for my collecion.
(Collection of Ken Jones Jr.)


Each ride had a safety sign posted at the entrance, to warn guests of any health risk, height restriction etc. This particular sign was from the Giant Wheel, and was acquired at the auction.
(Collection of Ken Jones Jr.)


By far the prize of my collection is one of the builders plate from the Giant Wheel. The ride originally had one on each outer leg for a total of 4. Over the years, they all disappeared except for this one, which maintenance removed for me.
(Collection of Ken Jones Jr.)