Photo © Tom Kirsch, opacity.us
- Location Genre:Theme / Amusement Park
- Age:167 years
- Demo / Renovated:2007
- Decaying for:11 years
- Last Known Status:Demolished
The history of Rocky Point begins back in the late 1800's, where amusements and dinners were offered along the scenic shoreline of Rhode Island. The profitable business eventually grew to become a large amusement park, featuring a multitude of rides and attractions. The park had hosted a number or various rollercoasters over the years, inculding a Russian Tobbogan, Looff, Tumble-Bug, The Wildcat, Cyclone, The Saltwater Flume, and The Corkscrew.
The park filed for bankruptcy in 1996, when it then autioned off most of the rides. The property was bought by a developer in 2003 for $8.5 million, plans are to redevelop the park into a gated community. It is patrolled by a security company.
Check out these old photos, stories, and auction prices to see what the place looked like before all the rides were auctioned off, and the Art in Ruins page, which has photos, history, and anecdotes from the amusement park. In 2007, the film You Must be This Tall was released, documenting the history of Rocky Point Amusement Park. Below is a commercial for the park (exact date unknown):
May 2007 Update: Demolition has begun.