Monday, March 04, 2013

A delayed final post

So, there it is. The now leveled Magic Landing.

 Over the past few years, I enjoyed connecting with a lot of people who had memories of the park both good and bad, learning a lot about the events that transpired. I would like to thank everyone who helped remember the park and commented, leaving information where they had any.

Thank you.

-The Archivist

Monday, January 23, 2012

Another Year, Another Arson

Image courtesy of KFOX TV

Seriously. What could've possibly burned this time? The rubble?

Ladies, gentlemen, loosely used versions of those formalities- There's (now) nothing left. Why set fire to rubble?


Saturday, August 07, 2010

Reconnecting with an old friend

A few months ago, one of my friends sent me a text message saying that the old steam train that ran the park was on display not more than a quarter mile from its original home. Personal stuff kept me from visiting until now.

When I pulled up along side the El Paso Connection, a gigantic smile came across my face. The last time I saw the old girl with my own eyes was well over 20 years ago.

Looking a little aged (but who among us haven't) she still wears most of her paint from the park. I did note something odd...

Well, not so much odd, but expected, all of the logos from the park have been whitewashed off of her. But, if you take a look with your own eyes at car #1 behind the tender, the white paint covers (but just barely) the Magic Landing name on the roof line. I took these pictures with my crappy iPhone 3G camera, not the best of the bunch admittedly, so I will head back out with my upgraded 9MP camera and hopefully snap the name a little clearer.

*you can click on the pictures to make them larger.

It felt good to see her again. Had to touch her. It felt nice to reconnect with an old friend.