Monday, February 25, 2013

Remembering Adventurers' Inn

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

my kids enjoyed the Park. the hot dogs were tasty.

THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.......

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I remember going to adventurers inn as a child and teenager. It was always great fun and very special. My favorite was the electric go carts. That ride was on the right just after you walked into the entrance of the park.

Anonymous said...

I was too young and prohibited from going on several of the rides shown in this video. But I remember the arcade, especially Skee Ball. Thanks for the video.

Helen Griffin said...

In the opening, there is the sign "BAD BUMP". Oh i remember the bump! We lived it the bronx, and passed the Adventurers Inn on our way to air port (large, far flung family meant we were always picking some one up, or driving them there.) the bump has is gone with the last upgrade to the highway--I miss it as much!

Anonymous said...

http://placesnomore.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/adventurersinn/


I used to go to that arcade regularly with my friends, and I remember the fire that closed the arcade. It had to be around 1991. I

Anonymous said...

Another governmental success story in NYC (converting a thriving business into an industrial park)

Anonymous said...

I remember going on a roller coaster called "Mighty Mouse," but don't remember if it was at Adventurers Inn or another local place.

Anonymous said...

Mighty Mouse was at Rye Beach

Anonymous said...

You know what would be great, do the reverse of what Bloomberg is planning; make Queens the ultimate single family middle class neighborhood remove the industrial sites and bring back Adventurers Inn and more things like that. N.F.P.

Scott68 said...

I'm 45 years old and grew up in Flushing, 2nd generation. I have vivid momories of this place as well as the drive-in theater across the road. That area has so much history. I would march in my grammar school band up a cobblestoned Northern Blvd.,trolley tracks and all.

Anonymous said...

The Wild Mouse was at Rye Beach. Great ride.

Anonymous said...

Now, going to the dangerous backwater of Flushing is really an adventure!

Love those car jackings that have taken place near the College Point Cinemas.

I hear that they have guards, with pistolas concealed, to thwart criminals.

What a suck-sess story!

Anonymous said...

"Love those car jackings that have taken place near the College Point Cinemas."

You have any info on this, first I am hearing of it.

KBallenger53 said...

I lived at 33-11 Farrington St. from 1965-1969. We were practically right down the street from the Adventurers Inn!

My Parents would take me there every weekend! Although I'm 51 now, I remember it like it was yesterday! GREAT MEMORIES!!!

Anonymous said...

There is a real story behind Adventurers Inn that is never told... a sad one. About how corrupt Queens Borough officials shook down its owner and when he failed to pay or cede to their demands, the property and everything on it was condemned by the city via eminent domain. On the pretense that they were building an industrial park. But the millions that were to be paid the owner for property and fixtures never came -- NYC was on the edge of going bankrupt and the case dragged on for years -- costing him millions. That's why all the rides and attractions remained on site, untouched and just rotted out over the next five years. Donald Manes, the corrupt Queens county official was at the center of this injustice. Just thought I would shed some light on a place that seems to have a nostalgic renaissance on the net -- an insider. BTW, Queens Crap is a brilliant site.

Anonymous said...

One of my relatives was a majority owner of Adventurers Inn. The City of New York absolutely took this property and paid virtually nothing for this site. Just another eminent domain nightmare brought to you by what was then a very corrupt county.