Upper Clements Park Closed To Attract Prestigious Boarding School
The 2019-2020 off-season has already been one of the wildest in recent history. The closing of Clementon Park, Fantasy Island, and Indiana Beach have sent shockwaves through the entire amusement industry. Over the last few days, it appears Upper Clements Park will be added to the list.
Upper Clements Park is a $23 million non-profit park built in 1989. The park consists of over 30 rides and attractions, including the Tree Topper Roller Coaster, a wooden coaster designed by William Cobb. The 1400 foot long ride ride was 60 feet tall, and reached speeds exceeding 35 MPH.
Over the course of the last few years, the park has been on the verge of bankruptcy. The Municipality of the County of Annapolis, N.S., bought the land the park sat on for $600,000 CND ($409,740 USD). The municipality made the purchase in an attempt to lure the Gordonstoun School into building their new $62 million franchise on the Upper Clements site. The school is internationally recognized, and alumni of the school include Prince Phillip and Prince Charles.
The new franchise is expected to open in fall of 2021.
For those that haven’t visited the former park, take a virtual tour by clicking here.
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