Martin's Fantasy Island
Grand Island, New York
Sitting on an island just upstream of Niagara Falls, this park first opened as the 12-acre Fantasy Island in 1961. It went
bankrupt in 1982 and was purchased by Charles Wood. He sold the park to the International Broadcasting Corporation in 1989, but
got the park back when IBC went bankrupt in 1992. For a couple of years, the amusement park was called the Two Flags Over Niagara Fun Park, but
the name converted over to Martin's Fantasy Island in 1994 after local businessman Martin Dipietro purchased the property. The park presently
covers 85 acres.
Three coasters have left this location: Little Dipper was an Allen Herschell "Little Dipper" model that
left the island in the mid-1990s. Orient Express was a small "Orient Express - Oval" model from Wisdom Rides that ran from
1998 to 2003. Wildcat was a Schwarzkopf "Wildcat - 54m" model that
operated from 1972 until 2004.
Max's Doggy-Dog Coaster
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