Opryland Theme Park Rides

The Opryland theme park in Nashville began life in 1972 and stayed open until 1997 when it was closed somewhat unexpectedly to make room for a new shopping mall. Originally billed as the “Home of American Music” the park was limited by its location and couldn’t expand to add new attractions. Before its closure the Opryland theme park rides included The Hangman, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Chaos, Wabash Cannonball and many more, as you can see in this video:

According to Wikipedia, all the large roller coasters and rides were sold to Premier Parks and while a couple of them (Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and The Hangman) ended up being re-purposed for Six Flags parks in the USA, many are believed to have rotted and rusted in a field in Indiana.

A sad end after so many happy memories :(

Chessington Theme Park Rides

2 thoughts on “Opryland Theme Park Rides

  1. That definitely is too bad. I feel a bit out of the loops. I would’ve had no clue Opryland was even close. My bad. :(

  2. I remember wanting to go to Opryland, but the year I decided to go was the year it was going to close down. I missed it barely myself.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>