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Title: Apparently Edaville will be open this fall
Post by: Bill Reidy on June 10, 2011, 07:47:49 PM
According to this business blog, Edaville will be open again come September:

http://blogs.wickedlocal.com/massmarkets/2011/06/07/edaville-railroad-wont-run-out-of-track-in-carver-this-year-after-all/#axzz1OuMVuRKR

- Bill
Title: Re: Apparently Edaville will be open this fall
Post by: Richard "Steam" Symmes on June 10, 2011, 09:58:34 PM
It may open, but I see no chance for the place ever to come back to what we remember. As someone stated, people aren't into that sort of thing in large enough numbers to make it pay. The old 5-1/2 mile ride was enough so that you felt you had gone somewhere. The present 2 mile ride at 5 mph is not going to excite too many kids.  Basically it became an updated version of the old Pleasure Island, and they couldn't make a go of that place even back in the day... nor at Freedomland in NY either. Trying to pump new life into what's left of Edaville is like water torture. Better they euthanize it now and be done with it.  The condos and McMansions will take over sooner or later so let's spare ourselves any more agony of watching it die by stages. 

Richard