Date: 5/31/2012 Time: 7:39:22 AM
Comments: oh my gawd!! ha ha ha ha how could not remember Legend city and wallace & kadmo and the John Morrell hot dogs and those big long bags of popcorn..dang and the water ride
Date: 5/23/2012 Time: 2:31:31 PM
Comments: I REMEMBER GOING WITH BERNEY PARK ON 20TH STREET MY ALL TIME FAVORITE WAS THE LOST DUTCHMANS MINE, WHEN YOU GOT BY THE OLD OUTHOUSE THE DOOR WOULD CLOSE AND A VOICE WOULD SAY "CAN SOMEONE HAVE SOME PRIVACY AROUND HERE" OR SOMETHING TO THAT EFFECT LOL IT WAS GREAT, KIDS TO DAY HAS MISS OUT ON SOMETHING THAT WAS SOOOOO COOLN BTW ANYONE FROM WILSON ELEMENTARY TURNED HAWKINS IN THE EARLY 70S I WOULD LOVE TP HEAR FROM YOU GUYS AT firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook kathy carmel bailey. Katherine Bailey
Date: 4/25/2012 Time: 10:16:56 PM
Comments: robert and me both went , i remember well, YES WALLACE AND LADMO! we were on the local bozo the clown show in phoenix, i loved wallace and ladmo, spent most of my childhood in glendale!! miss my friends ! the averys! melvern , bushy johnny, and arron, go navaho! wax museum!! what a hoot , i wish i was there now, in portland oregon now.its been over 30 years!!!!!!! cheers legend city! its still 4.20!!!
Date: 4/25/2012 Time: 4:06:39 PM
Comments: I was one of those kids who loved going to Legend City in the 70s before moving out of state in 77. One of my memories is getting caught in the Lost Dutchman Mine ride when there was a problem with the cars and we all had to walk out. Pretty scary for a young boy LOL. I will miss the park and its a shame it closed down. Robert
Date: 4/9/2012 Time: 7:24:10 PM
Comments: This is not fair!! My kids deserve to go to a real amusement park like legend city.. not the make shift silly place at metro center.. come on castles and coasters.. really. Any rich people out there with a heart.. put up the money and give back to the community. I'm sure you enjoyed it as a kid.. this is so embarrasing.. a city this size.. lets make it work.
Date: 4/7/2012 Time: 8:07:20 AM
Comments: Arizona has NOTHING in the way of an amusement park! Bring back LEGEND CITY!
Date: 4/6/2012 Time: 8:58:44 PM
Comments: Great site....thanks for the hard work. Tim
Date: 4/4/2012 Time: 9:52:08 AM
Comments: Let's rebuild it! I'll start a fund and we can get investors.... free admission for life for all stock holders..... Seriously! we are #5 in population... REBUILD IT!
Date: 3/28/2012 Time: 6:02:21 PM
Comments: Dear friends,
I'm a fifth grader at Valley Christian Elementary. I'm doing a state report on Arizona. Me and my friend Bruce didn't find this website until today. We got so hooked up in the Lost Dutchman Mine section that we didn't realize how lucky you guys were, even though its closed :(. R.I.P Legend City.
Date: 3/26/2012 Time: 8:53:17 PM
Comments: I am 47 years old, I was born and raised in Phoenix. My Dad, George Frick did some artwork for Legend City and we got free passes. I heard somewhere that Stevie Nix's family had something to do with LC but I can't remember. I always felt a connection to Stevie and LC but couldn't put my finger on it. Awesome memories!!!
Date: 3/20/2012 Time: 1:21:49 AM
Comments: ITS 3-19-2012 I WAS WATCHING CHANNEL 8 TONIGHT AND TO MY SURPRISE THEY DID A SHOW ABOUT LEGEND CITY .. .. MY THOUGHTS WERE WOWOWOWO I USED TO WORK THERE I WAS IN 7TH AND 8TH GRADE AND IF I REMEMBER CORRECT I THINK THE CAPPELLS OWNED IT AT THAT TIME.. I COULD BE WRONG . I STARTED OUT RUNNING THE YOYO ..LOL THAT WAS A CRAZY RIDE YOU WOULDNT EVER CATCH ME ON THAT RIDE ..ANYWAYS I WAS PROMOTED TO RUNNING THE ROLLERCOASTER ON THE ISLAND YES THE BIG ONE ... I HAD SUCH A GOOD TIME WORKING THERE WOW WHAT MEMORIES.. FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME AT RICH1DEN@YAHOO.COM IF ANYBODY WANTS TO CHAT..THANKS
Date: 3/4/2012 Time: 9:20:11 PM
Comments: I am a native Phoenician and went to East High School graduating class of 75. I remember going to a Rare Earth Concert on the dance floor over the lagoon at L. C. it's a wonderful memory for me. I loved going on the Mad Mouse Roller Coaster and screaming all the way. I took my son there when he was a baby and Ladmo let me take a picture of him holding my son. Thanks for the memories
Date: 2/26/2012 Time: 4:06:41 PM
Comments: I remember being taken by my steady boyfriend and another couple by blindfold on my 16th birthday (5/2/1970) and being driven to Legend City for a fantastic double date! My boyfriend topped the evening by including some gag gifts which really cracked me up! I really enjoyed going there with my friends for several concerts too... Janet Harrison
Date: 2/24/2012 Time: 10:48:38 PM
Comments: My father Morris W. Ragsdale, "Morrie Dale" worked as a pianist/accompanist at the Pepsi Show Boat, I want to say 1966 0r 1967. I spent many a week-end night going to work with him seeing all the shows, riding rides before he had to be to work. I met Vonda Kay, Johnny Weismuller, and was in the magic show as a "volunteer" LOL, one too many times, ruined the timing one night when I was too eager to stick my head in the guillotine. Good Times. If anyone see this posting and perhaps worked with my father, has photos. Please contact me. Wynnl@hotmail.com
Date: 2/22/2012 Time: 7:36:03 PM
Comments: I sure miss this old place i remember the hand trains and cars, and seeing all the tv stars like batman and robin, and cowboy shows. and we used to do native show there we would dance on the weekends. and after all our show than we run around the park. i also love the shooting gallary. I miss this place , wallace and ladmo.
and alll the concerts too.
Date: 2/12/2012 Time: 5:12:55 AM
Comments: Legend City, Wallace & Ladmo, Farrells Ice Cream Parlor, Shakeys Pizza, the Pop Shoppe, Beeline Raceway, Compton Terrace, KDKB, the Valley was paradise on earth back then.
Date: 2/8/2012 Time: 9:00:13 PM
Comments: Such a awesome place. Forgot all about it and remember so much looking at all the picture! Good times! thanks for putting it all together! really appreciate the walk down memory lane!
Date: 1/12/2012 Time: 12:57:15 AM
Comments: Legend City was AWESOME! I think I grew up there, lol. In Junior High, it was a great place to hang out with friends, and make friends ;). In High School, it was still fun to go for a 'fun-date', and after High School was still a great place for many concerts, and the beer garden, and..well you remember.(skyride). Great times, Great friends, great memories. Jim Yount-THS'74.2/8/2012
Date: 1/9/2012 Time: 1:32:44 PM
Comments: I lived in PHX from 1966 - 1977. I attended Montebello and then RE Simpson Elementary Schools. When I was a Freshman at Alhambra HS I remember being invited to a friend's birthday party at Legend City. This would be the last time I visited that old amazing park! I still have great memories of being dropped off at the gate with friends to spend the day prowling around 'all by myself!' Such an awesome time was always had at Legend City.
I also remember watching Wallace & Lladmo every afternoon on tv - I think it was Channel 13? I was actually on the W&L show with my sugar packet collection when I was in 5th grade! FUN!
Date: 1/7/2012 Time: 9:14:39 PM
Comments: If you grew up in Phoenix, Wallace and Ladmo FOREVER!
Date: 1/7/2012 Time: 9:11:35 PM
Comments: I remember going on the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine Ride when I was around 10 years old (many, many, many years ago) with my mom, dad and little sister. I was so terrified of the giant spider that dropped down towards the end of the ride that I crawled to the floor of the mining car and started crying. Then at the end of the ride, you turn the corner and you were looking at a train coming right at you. When we got off the ride they went across to the Dutchman's cabin, but I wouldn't go in because I was way to afraid. So instead I rode the donkey driven merry-go-round. Good times :-D
Date: 1/6/2012 Time: 12:34:50 PM
Comments: My husband and I lived at the park near the Railroad Station and Entrance to the park. We lived there for one year...1970 to 1971. Our first daughter, Andrea was born in December and we continued to live in the park for 10 more months. The park was closed the night I went into labor and we could not find a security guard to open the gate...I thought I was going to have her in the park. It was cold and raining and we eventually made it to Good Samaritan hospital. I also remember my husband helping with the Wallace and Ladmo shows...as a fill in. Since we lived in the park, we would have access to the rides. We would have friends over and ride the bumper cars and play goofy golf. Pretty amazing. I have a ton of memories and stories about Legend City. Also, I watched Gold Dust Charlie when Wallace first started in 1955. Wallace would squiggle a line and make a picture out of it. L. Givens
Date: 12/30/2011 Time: 9:54:12 PM
Comments: I remember in 1970 how much fun I had working at the ice cream parlor! Still have some great memories of the people I worked with and how much fun the park was.
Date: 12/17/2011 Time: 3:30:59 PM
Comments: I remember getting a Ladmo Bag there when I was around 8. Ladmo was such a awesome guy. Legend City and Wallace and Ladmo will always be remembered.
Date: 12/1/2011 Time: 3:05:59 PM
Comments: This website is great! The website designer must be a genius. Thanks for sharing your memories!!
Date: 11/4/2011 Time: 6:10:13 PM
Comments: I loved looking at this site - I have such great memories of Legend City - I was in junior high and my sisters and our friends would get together and make our plans for a trip to Legend City. It was so exciting - a little feeling of independence for us and so much fun! Loved the Lost Dutchman ride.
I really appreciate you putting this together so we can experience it one more time!
Date: 10/21/2011 Time: 9:49:42 PM
Comments: Sorry to have missed it .. I was stationed in Yokosuka, Japan and operating out of Nam. I was born and raised in the Phoenix area (West Phoenix, Fowler, Tolleson) from 1936 through 1966. That must have been built in the area where in 1936-7 there was a big stock yard on the south side of the road, The Salt river ran at that time and there was a Tent City east of the stock yard and on the north bank of the river. I didn't even know we were poor, we had shelter, food (fish), and a big play ground ( though mother didn't think much of of her "baby" playing in the sand/silt) .
We moved to 7th Ave & Watkins Rd in 1937 Went to Adams School, Lowell School while .there. After the war we moved to Fowler (65th & W.Van Buren Rd) where I attended Fowler School, Tolleson Union High, and Phoenix College. Uncle Sam caught me in 1956 and I was gone for most of my life from Phoenix..
However, I'll bet me and some young thing would have been there otherwise!!
Date: 10/14/2011 Time: 12:31:18 PM
Comments: I worked there for a couple of years in the early 80's. So many great memories...... Except the one when I got fired for messing around with some girl in the fun house..... Her brother said that she said she was making out with the guy the worked the ride..... I never even saw her! They must have realized there were some holes in her story when she freaked out that her brother told the management... So, even though I never even met this girl, I was on kiddie Land duty for three weeks. Oh well, I'm sure I did something wrong in all the time I worked there. I then went on to work the "Lost Dutchman Shack" and the "Gold Mine". Oh yeah, that's where I goofed off. Used to sleep behind the Giant Spider.... Ha Ha!!! That place was great!!! Free concerts at Compton Terrace!!!
Date: 10/12/2011 Time: 2:08:41 PM
Comments: I am not sure how old I was when I first stating going there, I came to az in 1964, grew up in mesa. And grew up watching Wallace and Ladmo, so of course I spent alot of time at Legend City mostly as a teenager, that was when I was able to go with out my mom and meet up with friends and meet new friends. I remember at one time is was $5 to get in and stay all day and ride any ride you wanted to. I spent a lot of weekends there. I loved it, Wish it was still around, we need a place like that again in Arizona.
Date: 10/12/2011 Time: 1:54:34 PM
Comments: Legend City was a great place for teens to go on the weekend. the price was right, and the attractions were fun. My first son was the only one out of my 4 children that got to enjoy the fun, he was about 2 years old, then it close not to long after that. I wish it was still around.
Date: 10/9/2011 Time: 5:17:23 PM
Comments: No mention of The Grateful Dead at "Compton Terrace" 1981 !!!
Sunday August 30, 1981
Date: 10/3/2011 Time: 12:32:48 AM
Comments: Thanks for the memories! I worked at Legend City for three summers (1973-1975). First as a midway sweeper, then making carmel apples in the Candy Store and my last summer as a balloon girl. Both of my brothers (Joe Gallagher and Alan Gallagher) also worked at the park during these years. Names that I remember: Gloria Fernandez, Alex (?), Kimma Brown, Scott Singer, Joel Lawson, Walt Stanfield, David David, Earl Owens. It was a GREAT job for teenagers. We had a blast :)
Bonnie (Gallagher) Osborn ---
Date: 9/30/2011 Time: 8:00:55 PM
Comments: all i can say is thanks it was fun good old days
Date: 9/29/2011 Time: 4:11:09 PM
Comments: During my pubescent teenage years I think I fell in love there at least 10 times! It was such a blast. My cronies Julie, Becky, Lori, and the whole gang. Used to especially love to dance on Friday and Saturday nights. So glad you have the website. Thanks for the memories!
Date: 9/22/2011 Time: 9:13:24 AM
Comments: Memories. Fun memories.
Date: 9/16/2011 Time: 9:36:49 PM
Comments: I and my sister loved Legend City! It was almost always too hot, though. Tough weather for an amusement park. I remember the concerts that were held there, when the name was changed, to Feyline Fields, and Compton terrace, I believe. I remember the first concert there. Tickets were sold out, so we, (countless "left-out patrons") decided to storm the fences, and barriers, to get in. It was a rioutous, mob-scene! Then the concessions sold out of beer, almost as soon as they opened! Another riot/ action ensued! It was bizarre, to say the least! I'll never forget it! John Ennegon & Shirley Ennegon Pearson.
Date: 9/9/2011 Time: 10:32:19 PM
Comments: Born and raised in So. Eastern Az. in the small mining town of Clifton, Az. I can't remember how old I was, but my sister and I were taken to see Legend City and we thought it was just like Disneyland and all. I remember Wallace and Ladmo and Gerald! All I know is we had loads of fun! Wish I had pics. Love the vague memories! I think Hubb Cap and the Wheels were playing there!
Former resident of Clifton Az.
Date: 9/1/2011 Time: 10:45:33 PM
Comments: I was born at St. Joe's Hospital in 1965, and lived in AZ all my life! I remember so much of these fantastic places and people. I am proud to be a zonie!
Date: 8/31/2011 Time: 10:16:50 PM
Comments: I never got to go to Legend City as a kid and I am still mad about it. I worked all summer on household chores. My reward for all of these chores was to go to Legend City. Finally got them all done and . . . . they closed the next weekend. :(
Date: 8/30/2011 Time: 1:31:13 AM
Comments: Awesome piece of work! Two Thumbs Up!!! One thing I would like to share that so far I haven't heard anyone else talk about is the fact that Wallace and Ladmo actually hosted Birthday Parties at Legend City on the weekends, in addition to their stage shows there. I never got to have one there, but my brother did... he's two years older than me, but I distinctly remember Wallace and Ladmo singing Happy Birthday to my brother and about 6 other birthday kids one time.
Date: 8/23/2011 Time: 2:12:22 PM
Comments: I loved this place when I was a kid. My family would drive down from Payson and we would spend all day there. My fondest memory was when I got chosen to go up to the Wallace and Ladmo stage and won a Ladmo bag. Man this web page brings up alot of memories.
Date: 8/23/2011 Time: 5:47:35 AM
Comments: I can not believe this site exsits. All the pictures brought back a flood of childhood memories. I remember how upset I was the day it closed. Thank you for whoever put this site together. David Hippen Jr.
Date: 8/19/2011 Time: 9:03:23 PM
Comments: Seeing Legend City have such a site is wonderful, we used to love coming here, a real treat for us. I remember riding the cars, well all the attractions, there was a Nickelodeon too. The summer nights were always so much fun. I truly miss it.
Date: 8/18/2011 Time: 7:44:10 PM
Comments: Worked there 76 to 77 during HS. Great place to meet girls.
Date: 8/18/2011 Time: 6:14:15 AM
Comments: I had the opportunity to work there back in 1973-74. I was only 15, even though you had to be 16 to work there. I worked in the Candy Store near the main entrance. We would make Red Caramel Apples. My two co-workers in the store were Nancy Kane Bruener and Gloria Fernandez. Oh my goodness, I can't believe that I remember their names. Nancy's step-father was the Maintanence General Manager and her mother was his secretary. Having only been opened during the summer months, it was staffed with an abundance of ASU students, therefore, there was a Saturday night party somewhere. And it was not hard to find. The younger staff used to call it Peyton Place afterhours. I even got to live on the property back in '74 after the park closed by the Japanese firm, until it was sold. Lots of wonderful memories and glad I'm here to tell about it.
Date: 8/17/2011 Time: 9:10:06 AM
Comments: I loved going to Legend City my friend & I would drive from Globe. Legend City was like having a year around State Fair. Lynn E Pence Komula.
Date: 8/13/2011 Time: 11:05:07 PM
Comments: Would love another Legend City for my kids...many great memories!
Date: 8/12/2011 Time: 8:58:30 AM
Comments: I actually teared up when I first saw this website. Alot of great memories. I was always so confused though why this place closed? I know SRP bought the property but does that mean it was for sale? Why were the owners selling it if it was so popular? I moved to AZ in 78 when I was 6 so I was only here a couple times but what great memories.
Date: 8/11/2011 Time: 7:46:55 PM
Comments: Good stuff My mom worked there all the wallice and ladmo shows, the cannon that blue up , I think every nite at 8 or 9 pm they would lite the cannon off one night at the W&L show it went boom for the last time.Many good times there.
Date: 8/11/2011 Time: 7:36:09 PM
Comments: Thanks for the site... It brings back many happy memories! I moved to Arizona in 1963, at age 8. I, too, listened to KRUX (never KRIZ!), watched Wallace and Ladmo after school each day, dreamed of playing for the Phoenix Giants, saw my first drag race at Beeline and learned to play golf on a now closed course on the Reservation. We left in 1967, but my childhood heart remains... Good times...
Date: 8/11/2011 Time: 8:38:00 AM
Comments: Thanks for this site, lots of good memories. Born in 1966, graduated the year LC closed it's gates. These pictures spark many memories I didn't know I had!
Date: 8/7/2011 Time: 7:01:09 PM
Comments: Moved to Phoenix in 1960. You never know what you HAD till you LOST IT! Legend City made our childhood days PRICELESS! The entertainment with Wallace & Ladmo, the skateboarding all spelled out "F-U-N!!" Arizona's own Disneyland on a smaller scale. There has never been anything to replace it.
Date: 8/5/2011 Time: 9:46:48 AM
Comments: Love the site...so many memories! Thank you!
Date: 8/2/2011 Time: 11:15:06 AM
Comments: So many memories... wish we could go back to those carefree days!!! Legend City was the best!
Date: 8/2/2011 Time: 8:08:46 AM
Comments: i went a few times when they would have dances i sure do miss those days that is when breaking was just coming out
Date: 7/22/2011 Time: 9:31:46 AM
Comments: Look what happens when the state fair comes to Az..its a mess, Legend City was pre, drive by's...murders, and all the awful things that go along with The State Fair, I miss LC alot!!! was wholesome, quiet, no gang bangers...Would love to see it come back, the way it REALLY was....high school fun and great dates..lol no drama, really how mnay cell phones did you see there, lol ....I have many pics from there....and alot of good times happened there,,,So LC , you were a great park...:) sure miss the cotton candy , was the best!!!
Date: 7/17/2011 Time: 2:20:52 PM
Comments: it was a very happy time in my life, and was so heart broken when the park left. It was a great time for Arizona, wish the park would come back.
Date: 7/2/2011 Time: 2:16:01 PM
Comments: Loved going to Legend City!!! Lots of great times and great memories!!! Thank You for
having a place to come back and relive all of that!!!!! Nancy.
Date: 6/14/2011 Time: 2:41:49 PM
Comments: I was there on opening day. I was 6 years old. My Daddy, Frank LaVigne was one of the designers of the park. It was fun to find this site.
Mimi La Vigne6/30/2011
Date: 6/6/2011 Time: 8:42:56 PM
Comments: Best time ever was when I worked there the summer of 1974 - am now 53. Thanks for the site! Big Sue
Date: 6/6/2011 Time: 7:11:33 AM
Comments: I miss the park. wish they would rebuild it! There is much to do in Phoenix. Times have changed, and I think it would do great now! Please rebuild !!!!!
Date: 6/3/2011 Time: 11:41:46 AM
Comments: Thank you so much for posting this site. It brings back so many great memories. Now I can at least share some of what it was like.
Date: 5/29/2011 Time: 4:52:13 PM
Comments: Thanks for the memories. Let me know if it is ever revived.
Date: 5/29/2011 Time: 9:01:57 AM
Comments: What a great place to hang out at when i was a younger man, so sad that we let them tear it down and replace the park with Office bluiding.
Date: 5/21/2011 Time: 6:36:10 PM
Comments: Hi John Just to let you know we were here __ Pattie and Barbie
Date: 5/21/2011 Time: 7:25:33 AM
Comments: I would take my girlfriend to Legend City back '64. Great memories. Great place for good clean fun. I miss the Phoenix of the '50s & '60s. Jim Blackburn
Date: 5/15/2011 Time: 6:05:05 PM
Comments: I remember rinding in the family car listening to either KRUX or KRIZ. Dad would drop us kids off and we would spend the whole afternoon and evening running from ride to ride.
A former co-worker and I used to talk about the "good old days" at Legend City.
Thanks for the memories,
Date: 5/11/2011 Time: 6:54:05 AM
Comments: Wow! Thanks for doing this! It has been so long~! I was there from '79-to close. Omg! I was cashier and they moved the enterance to the side by the wax museum then some patron complained when we with cash went infront on the sky ride to get to the otherside of the park. So then we had to walk with money to the other side with money.
Growing up with Legend City and I still have the Yellow shirt I wore~.Loved it.
Date: 5/6/2011 Time: 6:43:33 AM
Comments: In the 1970s I lived in Scottsdale Arizona as a family you would go you would drive down McDowell Road turn on buttes Road up over the hill you would see the lights in the park and the sky ride your heart would start racing your parents would tell you to calm down and you knew you were going to have the best tim
thank you for the memories
Date: 4/15/2011 Time: 9:50:10 PM
Comments: My dad was one of the many investors of LC. We used to go often to support the investment. I remeber the Roller Coaster ride that scared me to death. I thought the nose of it would fall over the edge and we would crash to the ground. I learned to love it. I enjoyed the Sky Ride and the shack that was an optical illusion inside. It made you feel like a giant. I liked the peddle boats and just sitting by the pond and talking with my friends. Those were great fun innocent days. Going down memory lane has been fun and wonderful and I thank you for the opportunity to do so. T. Jarvis
Date: 4/8/2011 Time: 10:48:29 PM
Comments: I arrived to Phoenix in 1964 at the age of three. I can remember going to Legend City during the early 70's, Big Surf, Phoenix Giants games, the go kart tracks on Washington, the stinky stockyards, ASU football under Frank Kush, Compton Terrace, Beeline Dragway, tubing the Salt River in the late 70's, the Flumes, desert keg parties in north Phoenix, Deer Valley cycle park...
Date: 4/8/2011 Time: 12:57:08 PM
Comments: Thank you so much for this site and all of the memories that go along with it. I spent many days and nights at Legend City with family and friends. We would save our babysitting money to buy the 'all rides' pass! Good times! I was telling my son about it last night and we googled it just to see what might come up. What a great surprise! Thank you again!
Date: 4/3/2011 Time: 2:50:19 PM
Comments: Legend City was just that "A Legend"...Had so much fun there in the 70's...I left Arizona in 1980 to attend the ARMY, came home to Phoenix in 2005 and was shocked of how much the City had went to hell...Legend City was gone, the old Christown Mall was called Spectrum Mall, the old neighborhood I grew up in as a kid (15th Avenue/Grand Avenue) looked really nasty and full of druggy's, drunks, bums, etc...Thank you for this great website...I really miss the great City and State I once lived in..
Anthony Hall Bonanno
Date: 3/28/2011 Time: 11:35:03 PM
Comments: I almost forgot to mention, The AZ Historical Society Museum at 68th St (College) and Curry, (I have not been there for a few years) had a good Wallace and Ladmo Exhibit, and good history of the close by area... Troy.
Date: 3/28/2011 Time: 11:13:28 PM
Comments: I was born in Phoenix in '62 raised in Scottsdale / Tempe and remember going to Legend City with Mom and Dad as a kid, riding the sky ride. Wallace and Ladmo also at the AZ State fair and Los Arcos Mall every year. KRIZ, KRUX, KUPD, KDKB, Alice Cooper, Hub cap and the wheels. Compton Terrace concerts, the go-cart tracks across the street on Washington, Phoenix Zoo (still there now). I worked at Legend City, in food and beverage, in the late 70's early 80's for the Capell brothers carnivals (Bruce & Barbra Inman), before it closed. If you purchased a drink or food during this time period, I probably put it in the concession stand for you. I had a great time and miss it dearly now that it is torn down and an SRP office complex. The park was a few years before it's time in Phoenix, and would now do well because of the huge population, even with the summer heat, modern water park features (Like Big Surf) would still attract crowds to it, I believe. Lots of Great memories...Troy Hasse.
Date: 3/22/2011 Time: 11:03:41 AM
Comments: I loved it!! I would burn my butt in the summer but it was all good!! I miss the way Arizona use to be.........................
Date: 3/11/2011 Time: 6:15:46 PM
Comments: i too was born in phoenix az 1956 grew up in apache junction az 1960 till 1980 i remenber my father taking my sister and us boys to ledgend city , and seeing wallace and ladmo and hub cap and his band and gerald, i did not alays go i spent most of my life in and out of hospitals with epilipsy never got a ladmo bag but aways wished for one it was a shame they closed it down cause those of us that lived in apache junction had no where to go after it closed other than the lakes or stay home and learn to be a couch potatoe, or hike the superstitions , they even closed apacheland but now would be a good time for someone to build a new legend city or apacheland to create more jobs for us arizonas but i dobt our government would go for a ideal of creating a job site where the employee could have fun doing his or her job while making money to pay thier bills instead they want us on unemployment so they can keep thier jobs and not have to be on welfare , i say shame on our law makers our government for causing the legal citizens to be unemployed
Date: 3/8/2011 Time: 3:27:04 AM
Comments: Had the best time and loved the gun fights. Late 70s was the best. I grew up in Scottsdale and miss the open space . Does anyone know how to see or get Wallace @ Ladmo tapes? I want a Ladmo bag. lol. email@example.com
Date: 3/7/2011 Time: 4:35:12 PM
Comments: As a kid, my favorite ride was the log ride. If it were here today, it would still be my favorite ride. It is a shame that such a loving place has to now be only in our memories.... Times are a changing, and I'm not sure if losing a landmark such as Legend City is change in the right direction. I speak for all of us who knew and loved the place, we sure do miss it!
Date: 3/1/2011 Time: 9:04:46 PM
Comments: Appreciate the great effort put into this trip down memory lane. Was also a teenager in the late 70's early 80's and started coming to Pheonix to stay with relatives for summer vacation. "Where do you guys want to go first this year?" Well it became a pretty stupid question , honestly. Thank you again.
Date: 2/8/2011 Time: 3:15:35 PM
Comments: i remenber going as a teenager and then taking my future wife and kids there.....oh the memories
Date: 2/2/2011 Time: 3:23:49 PM
Comments: God bless Wallace & Ladmo.
Date: 1/11/2011 Time: 2:10:41 PM
Comments: I worked at LC for a couple of years after I graduated high school and going to community colege, like everyone it was the best of times! the park was fairly new, about 65or66 I started working the river ride infact I still have the buckskin style uniform they gave me, not that I can fill in it. Then moved to the mine/dutchman shack ride, the same crew did both attractions so we could have coverage on the mine ride if we thought there was some one was going to try to get out of the car and vandalize the ride, it was a great crew, I have lost track of bruce w??? so if your out there drop me a line, this is dude. In those two years I also worked the LC queen, sky ride, and when the park started opening later I would work stocking food, servicing soda machines and maintenance before starting my ride shift. Thanks for the trip down memory lane again GOOD TIMES firstname.lastname@example.org/15/2011
Date: 1/7/2011 Time: 6:44:24 PM
Comments: I LOVE IT! thank you so much for taking the time to open this site for us to enjoy!! i remember my mom dumping us off at legend city. a cheap babysitter at $5 for all day long. i remember we were on the ocotopus and the chain broke and the ride went wild. it was scary but fun!
Date: 12/29/2010 Time: 9:33:16 AM
Comments: What a great job on this website. I was born and raised in AZ. I wouldn't want to have been raised anywhere else. Legend City was so much fun. Sometimes I wish we had the technology we have now then. I would have so many pictures. Thank you for the memories! Fredda
Date: 12/9/2010 Time: 8:03:09 PM
Comments: i got to go to legend city when i was a kid once or twice we lived in buckeye so dad didnt want to make the drive very often. always enjoyed it because wallace and ladmo were there
does anyone remember the wallace and ladmo drive ins. i was always buggin my dad to take us there but he never would. i think he drove by them on purpose just to irritate me
anyway wall boy and ladmo and gerald were a big part of my life . i never missed them on tive
i was talkin to this guy on yahoo messenger who convinced me to pay his 87 cable bill in return for copies of all the wallace and ladmo show. he ran a wallace and ladmo group
needless to say i never saw the movies,. kinda *issed me off since he was the leader of the group on yahoo. hidenchief was his yahoo nick i think he managed apts and did photography and security work a this apt complex he live at
anyway legend city was great
Date: 12/4/2010 Time: 10:20:24 PM
Comments: I took my first girlfriend on our first date to LC, it was great fun, our first kiss was on the sky ride, I will never forget it (1969). Thanks for putting the site together it was a lot of work but it is part of our history here in Phoenix, I was born here in 1953, saw Wall boy and Ladmo a couple of times there, it was a very happy time in our city and our country. I think sometimes the people who had the idea to build LC just were to early. Remember the population back in the 60s was what, 600,000 people or so. Just not enough people and when kids and parents are on vaction (the summer time), who wants to come to Phoenix! Anyway, bring backs the summer nights of Phoenix in the 60s!
Date: 11/7/2010 Time: 6:17:07 AM
Comments: For at least 6 summers in the early 1970s we traveled from Sierra Vista to Phoenix for a week long vacation. We stayed at hotels on Van Buren, yes Van Buren, and went to the Wax Museum, rode go-carts, played mini-golf, did Big Surf and always went to Legend City before going home.
Wright Family-New Orleans.
Date: 11/6/2010 Time: 11:51:22 PM
Comments: Hi I grew up watching the Wallace and Ladmo show too, it was the only thing that I wanted to do after school when I was a little kid and I loved it. I really miss it, I miss them both. Crazy as it sounds when my son was 2 years old he was in a commercial with Ladmo for water safety. It was in the backyard of a house. I lost the video that was made. Can anyone tell me where I might to be able to find it. My son is now 21 and I would like to show it to him. Thank you in advance..VERY MUCH. I can be reached at email@example.com
please put Ladmo in the subject line. Thank you,
Date: 10/28/2010 Time: 8:28:08 PM
Comments: I was the manager of the 2nd issue of Legend City stock. The first issue sold out, and they needed more money. They started a 2nd issue at $1 a share, and I was the sales manager of that issue. We sold enough stock to complete the construction and make a succesful opening. They had a little cabin where they could make water flow upstream. I was talking to the guy that built and ran it, and he told me the construction to prove water could run upstream was so complicated when designing it he fell out of bed three times!
Date: 10/28/2010 Time: 7:06:48 AM
Comments: I worked there as a teenager during 73-74. It was a great place to work and all of the employees were like a family. It was a great place to hang out as a kid and it's truly missed. Too bad the kids that live here today don't have someplace like this to hang out...... Karen Tellez (Grainger)
Date: 10/6/2010 Time: 8:35:32 AM
Comments: Jeff Davich, Alhambra 1980. WOW! Legend City.......Living in Washington State, working for the Boeing Co. - Look me up FB
Date: 10/4/2010 Time: 2:20:44 PM
Comments: Great website! Remember the "Rage Cage"? Ferris wheel with the spinning cages- everything would drop out of your pockets and you would get rained on by change. Invariably, someone would lose their lunch and that would also rain down.
Date: 10/4/2010 Time: 2:24:48 AM
Comments: A wonderfully informative site: I always wanted to go to Legend City when I was a kid, but never had the chance! But this is the next best thing. Now will someone better informed than I please go to Wikimapia and add an outline for "Former Location of Legend City"?!
Date: 9/28/2010 Time: 12:54:19 PM
Comments: I remember the paddle boats in The Lagoon, the lights and sounds at night, the bumper cars, The Lost Dutchman Mine... Gosh, too many things to name!
Thanks for the memories! We miss you Legend City!
Date: 9/4/2010 Time: 11:54:53 AM
Comments: I loved Legend City. We lived in Phoenix and I have a lot of good memories about that place! I, no longer live there but this website took me down memory lane. Thank you for sharing this!
Date: 8/29/2010 Time: 3:34:27 PM
Comments: I used to live in winkelman , az my parents took me there as a child in the late 60s. I was watching a tv program that jogged my memory and I was wondering if it was still around. It is sad to find out it is no longer. Thank you for creating this site to share with family.
Date: 8/25/2010 Time: 7:06:30 PM
Comments: We worked at Legend City from 1970 to 1974. Wayne and Roberta Eveland- Williams. I worked the photo booth at the jail and train station, then for the park food and beverage and made uniforms for the band and food and beverage. Wayne started custodial, but ended up management for food and beverage. Hello anyone else from then. I'm on facebook.
Date: 8/14/2010 Time: 4:49:12 PM
Comments: Awesome, now I am craving a Churro er, Ladmo Stick
Date: 8/14/2010 Time: 3:45:59 AM
Comments: simply thank you s hawkins
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