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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)


Zip, Oaks Park, Portland, OR

Zip thumbnail
Zip's layout

Zip coaster at Oaks Park
Zip and Traver Swing
Front view of Zip coaster at Oaks Park
Front view
Advertisement for Zip coaster at Oaks Park
Zip advertisement 1931

Oaks Park opened on May 30, 1905. The park and skating rink were built by the Oregon Water Power and Railway Company. In the early 1920's, the Railway company sold the park to its manager, John Cordray. In 1925, Cordray died, and Edward Bollinger purchased the park but not the land from Cordray's widow. In 1943, Ed then purchased the land from the Portland Electric Power Company. Edward and his son Robert Bollinger owned the park between 1925-1985 with Robert taking over as owner in 1949.

In 1927, Two years after Edward Bollinger purchased Oaks, a new type of ride was introduced to the park. The coaster, referred to as Zip (pictured above), was a notorious coaster known as a "rib tickler" that had a tendency to crush riders ribs. This was a Harry Traver design that ended up being a compact version similar to the other well known Cyclones he designed such as the Crystal Beach Cyclone and the Revere Beach Lightning. Though Zip was a true thriller for daring fans, it had a short life span due to maintenance and insurance costs. The coaster was extremely rough and intense and lasted for only seven years, 1927-1934.