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A Tribute to a Bygone Arizona Amusement Park
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A Tribute to a Bygone Arizona Amusement Park
Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Guest Book

Please leave your memories and comments in this public guest book so we can share your thoughts with our other visitors.

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Date: 11/13/2018   Time: 10:39:37 PM
Comments: I'm looking for the following people who were in the band at Legend City. If you know any of them please have them email me. Fred Maynard, Ben Wood, Don Muller, Eddie Fallon or Don Strawbridge.
Date: 10/6/2018   Time: 7:37:40 AM
Comments: At one time before Bill Capell bought and re-opened Legend City, my brother and I had a meeting with the then owners and his company offered us the entire park and contents, rides and all for the price of only 1 million dollars cash. We didn't have that much money so had to pass up the good deal. Capell bought it for 1.25 mil and later sold part of to Compton Terrace and later the rest to SRP for over 11 million for the land value. We always think about what we had to pass up and cry.
Date: 8/27/2018   Time: 7:09:10 PM
Comments: I have fond memories of this place. Thanks for creating this website to remind me of happy moments of my childhood
Date: 6/27/2018   Time: 9:47:38 PM
Comments: This is FABULOUS. Just stumbled upon this site via the wiki. Such great memories of all-access nights there, back when the intoxicating smell of orange blossoms still hung heavily over the Valley of the Sun. Phoenix in the '70s—the only way I want to remember it! Looking forward to combing through later (I still have a plastic tumbler; it's now a beloved potting soil scoop). Love it when people preserve stuff like this on the web, what a find, thank you! –Kim
Date: 6/22/2018   Time: 6:33:31 PM
Comments: Had fun in late 60's and early1970's there. Great website.
Date: 4/11/2018   Time: 4:25:57 AM
Comments: I was soooooooo hoping you guys would have the one park map that im looking for. but of course you have them all BUT that one. Its the map from like the early '70's that showed a big wooden roller coaster as "future attraction" over where Comptan Terrace would eventually go. Any chance you have a pic of that or know where i can find it?
Date: 3/12/2018   Time: 11:41:39 PM
Comments: Looking to buy anything legend city or wallace and ladmo related. Please send email and pics if possible. Thank you.
Date: 11/25/2017   Time: 5:42:21 AM
Comments: Legend City was a Great place. It opened on my 10th Birthday. We, that is My Siblings & I, knew the Park quite well by then, because we spent time there with our Dad, who was a Special Services Division Employee for the Coca-Cola Company.

He spent a lot of time there assembling Coca-Cola dispensing equipment in the various concession stands & places like the Golden Palace Saloon.

In fact there is a very good Picture of Our hard workin' Dad (Len Boss) on top left of the Golden Palace Saloon Page, pushing a Hand Truck stacked with Coca-Cola Pre-Mix Tanks to his Coke Truck which is parked in front of the "Golden Palace Saloon... See for Yourself.

Wayne Boss
Sr. Fire Prevention Specialist II- Phoenix Fire Dept. (Retired)
Date: 8/11/2017   Time: 3:07:31 AM
Comments: Legend City was a place to take visitors, from out of state. I wish it could be brought back. Today we need some of this type of family entertainment. What an amazing place to spend the day. Thank you for sharing! We keep losing our history! A wonderful gift for those of us who remember.
Ruth Hoover
Date: 6/9/2017   Time: 5:56:42 AM
Comments: I also wish I would have been able to experience this park in its prime. I was born just a bit too late. It looks amazing and I can tell the pictures you have up are drenched in memories.
Date: 4/7/2017   Time: 11:45:28 PM
Comments: Wonderful commemorative page. I seem to recall association with Looney Tunes and having some of their characters occasionally wandering around too. They should have stayed open year round. They were always busy---far busier than Tombstone and a better deal, yet Tombstone lives. From what I understand, their first season was a massive failure and they struggled to stay open thereafter. One of their best features was just paying admission rather than the ticket books like Disney.

There is an amusement park planned for the intersection of I-8 and I-10. The middle of nowhere. Terrible idea.
Date: 9/23/2016   Time: 1:50:47 AM
Comments: Oh WOW!!! I was thinking about my Dad tonight and came across your site. Noticed my older sister Mimi had left a comment about our Dad Frank LaVigne being one of the designers of Legend city. I was there on opening day also in a stroller at the age of two. As I got older I remember my father saying how proud he was to have been one of the designers for the park. I have slides from opening day if anyone is interested? Congrats on celebrating such a fun place to remember! Brent R. LaVigne
Date: 7/14/2016   Time: 6:21:34 AM
Comments: Great memories seeing Def Leppard there for their Pyromania tour in September 1983, they were the headliner. Fans were so excited they pushed against the stage and Joe Elliott had to stop in the middle of a song to calm the crowd. They finally left the stage and said they would not come back until the crowd moved back, people up front were getting smashed and passing out. They sent dozens of ambulances and medical staff to help out until everyone finally moved back. Def Leppard came out and absolutely put on an unbelievable show, definitely made me a fan for life. They were one of the best live bands I have ever seen...wow the memories.
Date: 7/9/2016   Time: 4:42:56 PM
Comments: I have wondered what happened to the old Chaparral race course. I have fond memories of that place. I found out about it through one of those promotional cards at a hotel, and thought it would be fun. Well it was! That course was WAY more challenging than I thought. They had a "special" giving you 15 laps for the price of 10, so of course I went for it. I was SO sore when I got out of that car! I couldn't believe how challenging it was, you really had to work hard to get a decent time. At that time they even had a more "advanced" car you could drive if you got good enough times. I never did while I was in town. I miss that place. But times have changed and I can't wait to take on some of the newer E-Karting courses. Auto racing is my favorite sport! Thanks for keeping that memory alive!
Date: 4/15/2016   Time: 4:21:04 PM
Comments: E-MAIL FOR ALL INFORMATION CONCERNING MUSIC GROUPS WHO PLAYED AT LEGEND CITY/COMPTON TERRACE/ENCANTO BANDSHELL FROM 1966-1976 PLEASE REACH ME AT ricardo.rocchio@gmail.com .....HAPPY TRAILS
Date: 4/15/2016   Time: 3:35:53 PM
Comments: BOY HOWDY; TALK ABOUT THE WAYBACK MACHINE PEABODY...DOES ANYONE REMEMBER MOST OF THE MUSIC GROUPS FROM THE EARLIEST TO THE END. IM TRYING TO COMPILE A LIST OF THE CONCERT MUSICAL CHRONOLOGY (ORDER) FOR LEGEND CITY AND BIG SURF. I REMEMBER AT LEGEND CITY HEARING ALL THE BANDS FROM RARE EARTH TO JOE WALSH.....I JUST NEED TO KNOW THE ARTIST/BAND ROCK-N-ROLL HISTORY FROM THE ENCANTO BANDSHELL THROUGH THE COMPTON TERRACE YEARS UP TILL 1980......THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR WONDERFUL MEMORIES.....HAPPY TRIALS
Date: 1/25/2016   Time: 5:21:52 AM
Comments: The email for the uniforms is jshragge@cox.net.
Date: 1/25/2016   Time: 5:19:10 AM
Comments: I have some of the old band uniforms from LC. If you are interested or know anyone who may be interested contact me. Some of the names in the uniforms are Harold Simms, Eddie Fallon, Fred Maynard, Don Keller, and Dan Strawberry.
Date: 11/7/2015   Time: 1:53:08 AM
Comments: Worked there the last 3 years for Barbara Capell in the Mexican Village and the Pit Stop. Was such a great place. Went to many concerts at Compton Terrace and worked some of them. So many memories will definitely go to the exhibit. I still have some of my stuff from there cups, key chains, etc.HW
Date: 10/24/2015   Time: 2:38:04 PM
Comments: Looking forward to the museum exhibit!

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