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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, July 7th, 2020

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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: 3/4/2020   Time: 3:23:14 AM
Comments: Such precious and special memories...the most magical place ever!
Date: 3/3/2020   Time: 4:18:01 AM
Comments: Such good memories. Spent so many weekends at Legend City. Totally Loved it there. Watched Wallace and Ladmo every day!I was heart broken when they decided to close it down. Time to bring the magic of Legend City back!
Date: 2/13/2020   Time: 7:06:53 AM
Comments: Nice. Thanks.2/18/2020
Date: 11/19/2019   Time: 9:15:29 PM
Comments: I am so glad this site exists. I have fond memories of Legend City as a kid. It was the best. Not only did I enjoy it as a kid, but I have a family connection to this wonderful place. My Dad sang bass in The Coppertones, so my trips to the park were plenty. :) I'm sad to say he passed away in July of 18 from a short bout with liver cancer. So the intro track and the music is extra special now. Dad went on to a very lengthy radio career in Phoenix and LA before retiring. During the radio days he spent some time singing in the Phabulous Phoenicians. He loved to sign and perform. Thank you for this site and I hope it brings plenty of joy and great memories for all who visit. Thank you, David Zorn...
Date: 7/26/2019   Time: 1:19:23 PM
Comments: This site is online gold. Great memories. My father worked security here for years. I was lucky enough to get a pass on the weekend to roam the park. Memories for me was the train. We were family friends with stuntman Ron Nix which performed shows at Legend City in the 70's. The haunted fun house, the bumper cars, the log ride, LOST DUTCHMAN ride!! I just recently found a Legend City 25 cent coin in magnificent condition which spurred me to look for Legend City memories. ..and here i am. Peace to all the kids of the 80's.11/17/2019
Date: 7/23/2019   Time: 2:41:57 AM
Comments: I can’t believe I found this site talking about Legend City. So many great memories. Saw my first concert at Compton Terrace. The Cars. I went on the Wallace and Ladmo show. I entered a contest to name the newest rollercoaster. I named it The Sidewinder. They named it that and I won a year season pass that included food,drinks, and bring a friend day pass. Unfortunately my parents never let me go after people died on the Zipper and the Mad Mouse roller coaster, and shortly after that they closed because of lawsuits and the cost of insurance is what was reported in the mews. I was so mad.
Date: 7/18/2019   Time: 1:05:38 PM
Comments: Great site!! Loved Legend City!!
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. jshraggej@gmail.com7/18/2019
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 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!

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