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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, April 23rd, 2024

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Date: 5/19/2008   Time: 12:19:58 PM
Comments: thanks for putting this together. We had alot of fun times there. I think of it everytime I drive bye that area... I loved the skyride!
Date: 5/19/2008   Time: 9:41:20 AM
Comments: What can I say? Like most of my generation, I am 44, we transplanted from the east coast in 1965. Even as a kid we realized Legend City was a little cheesy, but you know what? It was OUR cheesy! I have nothing but fond memories of spending a whole day there with friends. An end to an era, but the web site is great!!! Thank you!
Date: 5/18/2008   Time: 5:03:41 PM
Comments: Oh what fun I had on my many trips to Legend City. I remember it well. Too bad it closed before another generation could experience the fun I had way back when! The rage cage - now that was a fun ride!
Date: 5/15/2008   Time: 11:31:22 PM
Comments: Terrific site, thank you for the memories! I was real young and only got to go one time when I got to Arizon. With all the fun that day back in 1978 I remember that we were in the car ready to go into the park and the front of the car has rain drops and the back didn't.. strange things that stick in your head... thank again for this sight..
Date: 5/15/2008   Time: 4:48:33 PM
Comments: Oh yes I remember-- the super hot Phoenix summer nights feeling like you're standing behind a jet engine at Sky Harbor, even at 11 PM. The waves of heat shimmering off the asphalt and concrete walkways of LC. The sweat, the evaporating and steamy lagoon, praying for just a slight breeze...but, all this suffering didn't matter. LC was the coolest place in the world for a 9 year-old. Cutoffs, flip flops and air conditioned eateries and saloons with ice cream and Pepsi's were the saviors from the heat. That and the very cool rides, especially the Dutchman's Mine. I still have fond dreams about LC and if it were still there would gladly drop everything, take a step back in time, and go-- many times over. Thank you, thank you for keeping LC alive, if only in the virtual world. East High, class of '72.
Date: 5/14/2008   Time: 9:15:01 PM
Comments: As a child growing up here, I was an avid fan of Legend City and visited many times in the '60s and '70s. I even had the golden opportunities to perform in a band on stage with Wallace and Ladmo on the floating dock stage in 1977, perform at Compton Terrace in 1980, and my older sister was a waitress at the Golden Palace saloon one summer in the mid-60s, and was a good friend of Vonda Kay Van Dyke. Thanks for the memories! James Stellhorn, local musician from the Mike Condello era.
Date: 5/7/2008   Time: 3:58:25 PM
Comments: Thank you for creating such a wonderful website! I loved everything about Legend City and was really sad to see it die. It wasn't Disneyland, but it was close enough for me. I'll never forget all the awesome memories I've had at Legend City. This excellent website really takes me back.
Date: 5/7/2008   Time: 3:51:14 PM
Comments: I practically grew up at Legend City! We moved to AZ in 1973 when I was 7 years old and going to LC was a real treat. I didn't even care about the summer heat, LC was the place to be! Plus, the Wax Museum next door - that was cool, too! Anybody remember that?
Date: 5/6/2008   Time: 3:04:53 PM
Comments: Not much on my mind lately. Basically not much notable happening to speak of. Eh. I've just been letting everything happen without me. I can't be bothered with anything lately, but I don't care.,
Date: 5/6/2008   Time: 11:06:21 AM
Comments: cyTSsj Hello! I'm Samuel Smith, i'm from Switqerland i and find your site really brilliant!
Date: 5/5/2008   Time: 3:19:21 PM
Comments: Back in october 1966 my brother and I thought we had our post card pulled from the the barrel so the following day we walked from 3rd ave and mohave to the channel five T V station that was locatedsouth of roosevelt and 1st ave but when we arrived at the station they said it wasn't us we were so sad the they let us sit in the auidance and watch the show we saw the wizzard do a magic trick eith some milk it was so darn funny we thank you for the memories
Date: 5/3/2008   Time: 4:40:07 PM
Comments: Hello! I'm Samuel Smith, i'm from Switqerland i and find your site really brilliant!
Date: 4/28/2008   Time: 10:59:48 AM
Comments: Nice site. Thanks.
Date: 4/28/2008   Time: 8:34:19 AM
Comments: My grandparents came to Arizona in the late 1800s and my grandchildren are now 4th generation Arizonans - My mother's family used to own the land where Tower Plaza is today - about 32nd st-40th st and Thomas to Oak. I grew up on a dairy farm in Tempe and have many good memories of those days also.
I worked at Legend City from about 71-72 - So many good memories - I wish I could get a reunion together of past employees of LC - we used to have great floats down the river on our day's off and even had a trip to Rocky Point as a group - I worked in the Mexican Village restaurant and several of the other eateries. So much fun to work where you actually liked to go.....
Any employees from around that time - email me - Maureen -Painter- Spencer
Date: 4/23/2008   Time: 8:07:24 PM
Comments: I just heard about this site tonight and had to rush home to see it. A truckload of memories came back...what a great site. Phoenix was a great place to grow up in the 70's and 80's. Thank you for the website.
Date: 4/14/2008   Time: 1:12:22 PM
Comments: Wow! Thanks for bringing back a wonderful memory for me. I've told friends about Legend City and how much fun it was for me in the 60's and now I can show them this website.
The times I went I can remember that one of the times was for Ladmo's birthday party and a show in the Golden Palace Saloon with Wallace, Ladmo and of course Gerald. Boy, were those times fun! And hot too! For some reason the heat was never a problem as long as you didn't happen to sit on a bench that had been blazing in the sun for hours.
Susan Romley
Date: 4/11/2008   Time: 2:42:32 PM
Comments: I am 37 now and have some great memories of Legend City. I sure so miss it and I wish my children could have seen it. Great web site, Thank you.
Date: 4/7/2008   Time: 8:11:12 PM
Comments: i was very young but my brother would tell me all about it! still does!
Date: 4/6/2008   Time: 8:19:38 PM
Comments: Legend city. Thanks for all the great memorys. It made me feel like a kid agian.Carl Needham.
Date: 4/6/2008   Time: 3:42:00 PM
Comments: been on the show many times with my boy scout troop will always be a part of me.
Date: 4/2/2008   Time: 9:42:19 PM
Comments: I forgot that this was the coolest place in the world.
Date: 3/28/2008   Time: 5:41:17 AM
Comments: Wow! I am a 42 year old native Arizonan, I have pictures of myself as very young kid at Legend City but I still couldn't recall any memory. This website with all the pics was a great trigger mechanism. I'm still surprised that Legend City failed and that no one has tried something similar since then!

Del Gonzalez
Date: 3/25/2008   Time: 4:24:44 AM
Comments: thanx for allllllll the good memories . it was great while it lasted , and just sad that such a great place had to go.
Date: 3/19/2008   Time: 5:20:41 PM
Comments: Nice site!
Date: 3/15/2008   Time: 2:08:50 PM
Comments: I never thought I'd see again THE LOST DUTCHMAN
MINE RIDE...Thanks for this site for I got to
relieve 1977 all over again. I visited LEGEND
CITY only once but rode THE LOST DUTCHMAN say over
10 times I always remember the spider and all the
skeletons and coming out to the graveyard just to
go back inside again. I remember the second set
of double doors leading to the bar and it was red
background??? I had a pennant that showed
cartoon drawing of a boy and girl on the log flume
ride LEGEND CITY! Why such a fantastic place had
to go? Thank you again for letting me ride the
Date: 3/11/2008   Time: 2:16:18 PM
Comments: Hi, videos!
Date: 3/7/2008   Time: 12:48:46 AM
Comments: Peace, Brothers!
Date: 3/4/2008   Time: 4:57:09 PM
Comments: Previous quote from another contributor

The first time because I had a crush on a beautiful blue eyed blond named Patty Russnak, and I had been told she worked there late in the school year of 1963 and during that summer. My friend, Bobby Tang, and I found her. She said she loved working there. And she looked even more beautiful in her pink and white striped uniform...

She's my wife of 40 yrs.and she does look good in uniform. I was one of the two ice cream dippers during the summer of '63 and when Patty went by with her long blond hair and petite figure, I was hooked too. I used to shoot straw papers at her. I was sophisticated in those days.
We married after college when she had become a flight attendant for TWA and I was in the Coast Guard. Couldn't get her out of my mind. I know how you feel.
Date: 3/3/2008   Time: 8:35:32 PM
Comments: Thank you for the trip down memory lane. Growing up, my father was the GM for the Phoenix Giants and we loved to go to the baseball games and hear the train in the background. The log ride was our favorite ride and to have Wallace and Ladmo mentioned was perfect. Cheers to Legend ary City, Ladmo bags and the Phoenix Giants!
Robb Blackaby
Date: 2/25/2008   Time: 5:10:27 PM
Comments: I remember growing up in that park. So sad to see it gone.
Date: 2/24/2008   Time: 5:10:58 PM
Comments: legend City was the last place I rode a roller coaster. Was a neat place to go and it's a shame it didn't last and just get better and bigger but we had it for awhile anyway. Enjoyed the flashbacks on here. Thanks, and very well done. Phoenix native, born 1946 and still here. Stage 7, Crusin' Central, the works. I was there for it all and ever so glad I was. Karen aka Frenchy McKay
Date: 2/22/2008   Time: 3:32:52 AM
Comments: Sometimes I look back and just want to cry. Seeing your website brought back faces from my past that I will never see again. Thanks for keeping the memories alive for so many of us who were fortunate enough to have been a part of this wonderful history in Phoenix. Every now and then I try to figure out how the Lost Dutchman made that water run up hill. I loved the history so much, I baught a place in a real Arizona Ghost town to create lasting memories for my children. I'd love to tell you where, but then it would be a Ghost town for long. Great job, you should be proud!!!!
Date: 2/21/2008   Time: 7:04:04 PM
Comments: I loved Legend City!! I ate dinner with Wallace and Ladmo when my step-fathers work had it company picnic there..They were soo funny!!I never did get a ladmo bag, bummer! I remember during summer all we wanted to do was go to Legend City, begging for a ride from Deer Valley to Tempe!I remember when Metro Center opened up, they opened the castle and rides, not the same!! I will never forget, thank you for all the memories...Rhonda A Mesa,AZ Since 1970
Date: 2/21/2008   Time: 10:41:17 AM
Comments: Sure looks like Phoenix used to be a wonderful town to visitand raise a family. Seemed like it was more family oriented. Guess the folks running the city and govt. cant see how good old days encouraged family values. Just another example of greed running a comunity.Where is it headed ?
Date: 2/19/2008   Time: 11:32:17 PM
Comments: it was the places to go and have fun
Date: 2/19/2008   Time: 3:47:59 AM
Comments: Back in the days Legend city was a big deal.So much fun.It was the only amusement park in Arizona.Thanks for the memories.Carla Knoxville,TN
Date: 2/17/2008   Time: 6:51:54 PM
Comments: Legend City was a part of my life growing up. I spent plenty of time there, and was sad to see it fade into memory and replaced with -corporate development-. It gave my an opportunity to ride on a real skateboard I didn't make myself. It served as a place to go on a date, unwind, and generally just be a kid having fun. Thanks for creating this site, and reminding me what a great time is was.

Ed Golamb
Date: 2/11/2008   Time: 6:46:37 AM
Comments: Growing up in Central Arizona, I made many trips to Legend City. Legend City was the greatest place in the world for me. Our little country school, Kenilworth near Coolidge, made it a yearly routine to have a field trip there. Towards the end, my dad did a lot of repairs there and I would help him. We would have lunch near the duck pond when the park was closed, what a peaceful time. I miss Legend City and Wallace and Ladmo. Rest in Peace, my friends. Wayne Hall, Canton, Texas.
Date: 2/8/2008   Time: 2:03:00 PM
Comments: Takes me back. You know a true Arizonan if they know about Legend City. I loved it and wish we still had it for our kids today.
Date: 2/7/2008   Time: 9:53:49 AM
Comments: Fond memories! Thank you!
Date: 1/31/2008   Time: 4:02:43 PM
Comments: Legend City, I was married in the Red Garter Saloon to the Manager of the park, Bill Kirkpatrick, we closed the park for the night for the reception and the park rides were open to the wedding guests, it was a memorable party. I was Creative Director for the advertising agency A and M Associates that did all the advertising for the park, my responsibilities were to design the costumes and the rides, the colors and graphic design of each attraction. But besides all that, we got to stroll down the midway each evening, check on the crowds, go to the saloon watch the show, take a ride or two, watch the concert, and see Wallace and Ladmo, Gerald do thier thing, then close the park and meet all the attraction directors, in the apartment upstairs in the main entrance building and enjoy rehashing the day over a cool beer. We were the young lions, what an experience.
Date: 1/31/2008   Time: 7:32:30 AM
Comments: Hi! I'm John Strass and i like your site!
Thank you!
Date: 1/30/2008   Time: 5:01:17 PM
Comments: I am an Arizona native, born in 1956 and still here. Legend City and Wallace and Ladmo were a huge part of my growing up in the Valley. My dad was a Boy Scout Troop Leader and I got to tag along on those ventures as well as my own. I can still remember the smell of the lagoon, the shops and the fun we had when the rides would...temporarily.. break down. It was a great place in Arizona to go to as a kid. Thanks for the memories! Nancy
Date: 1/30/2008   Time: 1:37:13 AM
Comments: Oh my gosh, I totally remember Legend City and I loved it..I only wish Phoenix was as populated then as it is now..I believe it would still be in operation..I know our hot weather played a part in its closing but when you are a child, you do not feel hot. I had many many joyous memories at Legend City with my family and I wish I could Thank the people that made it so special for me...I often think about how wonderful it would be to have an amusement park here in Phoenix. Thank You so much for the flashback..Rose
Date: 1/27/2008   Time: 11:45:50 AM
Comments: This site made me cry.
I miss it.
I LOVE YOU Wallace! And LADMO , what can I say...
RIP my friend
Date: 1/25/2008   Time: 7:21:35 PM
Comments: I worked at Legend City during the Summer and Fall of 1963 - this sure brought back some memories. I was paid minimum wage, but it was a lot of fun.
Date: 1/21/2008   Time: 8:24:13 AM
Comments: In the 60s i loved going to the park with my girl friend.In the 70s we went with are kids. We love it wish it was still around so i can take my grandkids.
Date: 1/18/2008   Time: 10:03:10 PM
Comments: From the first time I went there as a four year old in 1964, through my teenage years, the memories I have I will remember for the rest of my life. I still have the glass Deer that my Mother had made for her in 1964. Wallace and Ladmo, and the rock concerts in the 1970's, and the Mad Mouse roller coaster. Good times.
Date: 1/18/2008   Time: 9:06:41 AM
Comments: Born and raised in Phoenix in 1965, I remember Legend City, I grew up in the poor side of town, so LC was not a every weekend trip, but when we did go, we had the best time. Thanks for the memories, your website brings.

Date: 1/17/2008   Time: 1:30:37 PM
Comments: i always wanted to ride the haunted mansion they spent over 1 million dollars to build as it sat right by the autopia cars on the northwest side of the park

any site on the wax museum

keep up the hard work on this nice phoenix history
Date: 1/17/2008   Time: 1:28:46 PM
Comments: great site i remember seeing the police and go gos in concert at compton terrace i raced my bmx bike at legend city bmx in 1976 right behind the wax museum
Date: 1/17/2008   Time: 11:20:51 AM
Comments: Thanks for the site. I worked at Legend City 1976 and 1977 during high school. It was a great please to meet other HS kids.
Date: 1/7/2008   Time: 3:32:12 PM
Comments: Thank you for this fabulous website to my favorite place as a child.
Date: 1/4/2008   Time: 11:48:16 AM
Comments: WOW this was so cool to look at. Brought back so many great memories for me. My boyfriend, now husband, had many fun times there. It was fun and a great place to go for kids. The prices were reasonable and affordable for young teans to attend. Good, clean, fun! What a wonderful website. Carole
Date: 12/21/2007   Time: 11:56:53 AM
Comments: I moved to Texas in Feb 1981 but have never forgotton the great times we had when we would get to go to Legned City. It is to bad it had to end. It was much more interesting than what kids have now. Family togetherness was a blessing.

By the way. Texas is not as GREAT AS MY HOME STATE OF ARIZONA.
Cindy Lu
Date: 12/20/2007   Time: 11:33:40 PM
Comments: I was very excited when I saw the article in The Black Bear Diner menu which just opened this week in Gilbert. I picked up the menu and bought a Christmas Gift Card for my Father. The paper was most interesting. The Legend City part caught my eye. It brought up old memories of the place. I looked up the site and here I am amazed! I really enjoyed your site. Thank you
Date: 12/19/2007   Time: 7:05:54 AM
Comments: I had some of my fondest memories at Legend City and would love to go back in time and visit it again. I was even in a couple of Legend City television commercials. My friend Christine Roosevelt, a real cutie pie, had some connection with the park and needed people to ride the rides for filming of the commercials. They played one commercial fifty times a day for about a year it seemed. I got to see myself on the Zipper ride. Strangely, I also remember that there was huge redwood tree stumps in the parking lot with the old aerial cars on the top of the stumps. Once I win the lottery, I will recreate this park. I think the original owners had it right. I have also noticed that no one seems to remember Compton Terrace which was next door and how about this one, the wax museum. That thing was here for about a week. Too bad we could not keep these attractions. Thanks for the great times and memories. Legend City was the best! Jeff Durbin
Date: 12/18/2007   Time: 12:22:30 PM
Comments: My brother emailed me this from Phoenix. While I live in Albuquerque now with my wife and son, it was really nostalgic to to get a glimpse of a place where I spent a lot of goof off time as a teen. The last time I went which was probably 2-3 years before the closing, one of the poles from the bumper cars broke off at the top and creased my skull! The on-site nurse took care of me and I went on about my day there.

Thanks for the memories and the site!

Joe lupinacci
Date: 12/12/2007   Time: 5:36:53 PM
Comments: Wow,
I can remember sitting on the palm tree stumps out front waiting on my girlfriend to come from Tower Plaza. Lot's of great memories !!

Bill - McClintock H.S. Class of '76
Date: 12/11/2007   Time: 5:50:36 PM
Comments: Had a fun time with family in 1965. I remember a float trip through and in a cave that had mecanical problems, the boat started taking on water. All turned out well because were all still here. D.J.G. Telluride, Co. WILLIAMS, Az. FOR 40 YEARS.
Date: 12/11/2007   Time: 5:16:28 PM
Comments: does anybody remember a statue made of bronze like a sun worshipper. i could have sworn seeing it at a mall or shopping center in phoenix back in the day.70's-80's but i cant for the life of me remeber where it was!
Date: 12/9/2007   Time: 2:18:53 PM
Comments: I am a native of arizona and when legend city was here it was the best place for the 4th of july. We would go and lay on the lawn and eat the free watermalon. We talk to others about it to that are not from here and they say what happen to the park. And sadly we just say it was just to hot here in arizon for the park. We miss the park I wish my grandchilren would have been apart the the Legend City.

Thanks Legend City For The memories.
Veronica Gutierrez
Date: 12/3/2007   Time: 7:48:35 PM
Comments: Excellent web site I will be visiting often
Date: 12/3/2007   Time: 4:05:24 PM
Comments: Perfect site! Anything superfluous, all is laconic and beautiful. Thanks!
Date: 12/2/2007   Time: 10:28:19 PM
Comments: Cool design, great info!
Date: 12/2/2007   Time: 7:04:55 PM
Comments: Very interesting site. Hope it will always be alive!
Date: 11/30/2007   Time: 5:25:00 PM
Comments: As an Arizona Native, Legend City was a big part of our lives. It was a place to go and have fun in the desert. We were all very saddened when the parked closed. Please bring it back !
Date: 11/27/2007   Time: 6:52:31 PM
Comments: Hello my little friends
Date: 11/27/2007   Time: 3:25:07 PM
Comments: A skateboard track was mentioned in an earlier post here. I am writing a book on skateboard history and I am looking for memories, stories, photos and even old movies of the skateboard track at Legend City. Please contact me by email or go to my site and do it from there. Thank you, Craig. My email is...history AT
Date: 11/26/2007   Time: 1:05:25 AM
Comments: What about the marching band? I had the priviledge to fill in for one of the regular trumpet players and had such a blast that weekend. Thanks for the memories. Sure did have a lot of fun growing up at Legend City. Great site! Thanks again.
Date: 11/25/2007   Time: 8:48:41 PM
Comments: Your work is marvelous!!
Date: 11/24/2007   Time: 8:04:24 PM
Comments: I had so much fun at Legend City when I was a kid. I can remember going many, many weekends with my friends when I was in high school, 1974-1978. It is one of my best memories of growing up in Phoenix. I was sad to find out that it was gone.

Lisa Francis
Marlborough, CT
Date: 11/24/2007   Time: 6:26:16 PM
Comments: Sentimental and nostalgic. Great.
Date: 11/23/2007   Time: 11:20:18 AM
Comments: Thanks for bringing back so many memories..I remember going there with my parents and having a blast..However, the best memory was finally being old enough ,junior high, to get dropped off with friends and hangout without parental supervision...I left Phoenix at 19 and have wondered what happened to LC..thanks for clearing up my questions.....Wallace and Ladmo..that's a blast form the past..I actually won a Ladmo bag once very nice memory that I had forgotten.
Date: 11/11/2007   Time: 4:41:07 PM
Comments: I used to play concerts 2 the ampitheather there .
I was always great fun and very enjoyable.

Donna P. Griffin
Date: 11/9/2007   Time: 7:40:27 PM
Comments: Legend City was better than Disneyland and ten times as much fun. It's demise is an early example of the huge corporate greed that has ruined Arizona.
Date: 11/8/2007   Time: 7:24:15 PM
Comments: Very interesting site. Perfect design and content. Thanks.
Date: 11/6/2007   Time: 8:28:27 PM
Comments: I am overwhelmed by this website. I am a native of AZ and born in 1964. Most of the things I have just sween on your site have brought back great memories. I was also sad to remember the last time I was at Legend City in the early 80's. It was run down and in serious disrepair. I was very happy to have the flood of positive memories that I just had. Thanks for all the hard work. It made me want to build the Legend again.
Date: 11/5/2007   Time: 7:45:03 PM
Comments: Legend City was an amazing place for a young kid to go especially during the time when Westerns on TV were still going strong. It gave you a sense of actually being a part of the old west, not just watching it on TV. Thanks and hats off to all that put the time and effort into making Legend City a True Arizona Legend! Thanks for this site as well. Brings back great memories.
Date: 11/5/2007   Time: 2:14:17 PM
Comments: We lived at 52nd st. and Washington my brothers and I watched as it was being bulit. That was long ago and far away. J.Norvell
Date: 11/2/2007   Time: 7:02:47 AM
Comments: I think this web site is a wonderful tribute to the past, thank you for the wonderful memories. I am a native of Phoenix and I remember going to Legend City at least three or four times a month during the summer. Seeing Wallace and Ladmo was always a great treat, we also watched Wallace and Ladmo everyday after school. I really enjoyed getting soaked on the Log ride on hot summer nights, The Lost Dutchman Mine and the roller costers ride was my 1st. I only wish the place was still around for my grandchildren. My sister and I was on the Wallace and Ladmo show when we were in the brownies in the late 60s. I wish I kept the Ladmo Bags. Thanks for the memories and God bless! Sandra Beagles, Az.
Date: 10/28/2007   Time: 1:09:28 PM
Comments: I remember the park. Our family and friends had a whole lot of fun there. But I can't remember why they closed it down... It was a sad day for every one when it did close. Thank you for this site.. i just went down memory lane..THANK YOU!!!!

Curtis Diggs
Date: 10/28/2007   Time: 1:08:08 PM
Comments: Oh this is wonderful! Thank you for making such a wonderful tribute to such a unique valley attraction. I was born here on John Jacobs brocolli farm in 68. I wish Legend City would come back so I can bring my children to see this and share with them the unique culture of Arizona and the wild West in such a entertaining and fun way!
Date: 10/26/2007   Time: 2:17:58 PM
Comments: I had many wonderful Saturdays at Legend City, when it was torn down i cried and wanted to protest even though i was on 10 years old at time. I.G. Holmes Boys and Girls Club made sure we spent as much of our summer being active, safe, and making it enjoyable, Legend City was about 80 percent of that summer fun, pleasse re-open another one. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE
Date: 10/23/2007   Time: 7:31:38 AM
Comments: I remember Legend City! My friends and I used to hang out there all day and into the night sometimes closing it down. The memories are great.
Date: 10/20/2007   Time: 8:32:33 PM
Date: 10/20/2007   Time: 3:29:39 PM
Date: 10/16/2007   Time: 1:31:07 AM
Comments: IT was the best time of my life going to Legend City how I miss it for my kids Thank you for a great memory!!!! Curt
Date: 10/12/2007   Time: 1:54:49 PM
Comments: Hi, nice site!
Date: 10/12/2007   Time: 10:14:19 AM
Comments: I worked at Legend City while I was attending ASU in the early to mid seventies. I worked many rides such as the Lost Dutchman's Mine, the Cuddle Cups, the TiltOWhirl, the Bumper Cars and occasionally the Carousel. I loved to waive at the gunfighters on the train as they went by the cuddle cups.It got lonely over there on that side of the park! I also remember being stuck on the Mine ride and the Carousel for 8 to 12 hours at a stretch on days when people called in sick and there was no one to give breaks. Sometimes I hear Walter Brennan in my sleep, but the worst was the day I rode the Carousel for 12 hours. I puked the last couple and was dizzy for two days! Then there was the day all the newspaper delivery kids came to the park. I was running the TiltOWhirl and some brat ate 3 fish sandwiches before he got on the ride. Of course he threw them up all over the ride. I was really pissed so I stopped the ride and got everyone else off but made him stay. Then I ran it for over 2 minutes straight so that he was good and sick. I know it was petty, but my guess is he learned a valuable life lesson and probably never ate fish or rode a TiltOWhirl again! Pattie Farmer Lengel If you worked there then and want to touch base I can be reached through my work email pfarmer at
Date: 10/9/2007   Time: 8:19:45 PM
Comments: Living in Sierra Vista in the 70s, we had the privilege of getting Wallace and Ladmo on KPHO on our cable system. It was hard not to hear about Legend City, being a faithful Wallace and Ladmo viewer. I was finally able to go to the park in 1977 when the Buena Show Band, my high school jazz band was invited to play at Legend City. I still recall riding bumper cars and paddle boats and enjoying the early evening sight of the hills at Papago Park just to the north. That was 30 years ago, and I still remember it pretty clearly. Thank you for helping me recall even more of those fond memories. What a terrible loss to Arizona to no longer have Legend City to take our families to.
Date: 10/5/2007   Time: 9:10:22 PM
Comments: Thanks for your site. My grandparents lived in A.J. in early 1950's. We visited them in early 1950's and enjoyed our stay. This site brought back wonderful memories. Of course, things are not the same. Seems they were the only one's in the area at that time. Of course they weren't Thanks
Date: 10/3/2007   Time: 2:59:17 PM
Comments: Thanks for putting the site together. Add me to the list of Ladmo Bag winners as well. I remember going to LC in the 70's and a few times in the early 80's. To bad we don't have anything like it today.
I have a request for a section of LC's fellow attractions, like the, Phoenix Wax Museum, and the Buggy track, that was next to the Castle Boutique.
Date: 9/30/2007   Time: 6:31:31 PM
Comments: Hi, nice site!
Date: 9/29/2007   Time: 9:05:23 PM
Comments: Wow,
I can't believe it closed I am just
moving back to the Phoenix area with my family.
And I was hoping to share some of my childhood
memories with my children.
I was once on the Wallace and Ladmo show that was a kids dream in the 70's.
Well I am very sad to hear the news. To everyone out there reading this LEGEND CITY IS TRULY A LEGEND.Thanks for the website it was interesting.
A real blast from the past.April Shelton Morro Bay CA.
Date: 9/25/2007   Time: 9:50:08 PM
Comments: Thanks for the memories! I'm 47 years old, my family moved to Scottsdale in 1966. I used to love Legend City, and didn't know it was gone until I discovered your Web site. I'm surprised it had to endure financial problems over the years, and that the area is still without an amusement park! But I'm thankful it was there when I was a boy. God bless.
Date: 9/24/2007   Time: 9:04:30 PM
Comments: Thank you - this is great! jo anne
Date: 9/24/2007   Time: 7:01:19 PM
Comments: This was the greatest place to visit prior to going west to Disneyland. Too bad it is no longer a great place to visit. Thanks for the website to keep Legend City alive.
Date: 9/23/2007   Time: 12:38:38 PM
Comments: hi. nice blog . thanks.
Date: 9/22/2007   Time: 8:01:51 PM
Comments: My name is jodi, I was at legend city when I was 9 years old, I am now 41 years old. I remember running to each of the rides with my 3 older sisters and when I rode the bumper cars with them I had the greatest time until the ride ended and my car stopped and someone slammed into me and I hit the stering wheel and got a bloody nose! We had a great time all in all and I wish it was still there so I could of taken my children. I also miss seeing Wallace and Ladmo there.

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