DelGrosso's Amusement Park
(formerly Bland's Park)
Tipton, Pennsylvania

     Fred Bland opened his family farm to the public in 1907.  Bland sold the park to George Rinard in 1928.  The 1920s saw the addition of rides, a bowling alley, and a roller skating rink, but by the 1940s, the park had been reduced to a few picnic shelters and only three small rides.  Altoona railroader Fred DelGrosso purchased the park in 1946.  His seven sons and daughters still operate the park.  Fred's wife Murf had been in charge of the park kitchen for 50 of her 80+ years.  One of the park's most notable rides is the 1920s Carousel manufactured by the Herschell Spillman Carousel Company. 

     In 2006, the park acquired for $55,000 the Revolution coaster from the defunct Libertlyland park in Memphis Tennessee.  This Arrow coaster has three inversions.  It sat in a field for several years, but was never reconstructed.

Two coasters have left the park:

Click to enlarge Zyklon  Click to enlarge steel roller coaster picture  Click to enlarge DelGrosso's Park

Crazy Mouse
Click to enlarge Crazy Mouse  Click to enlarge spinning roller coaster   Click to enlarge Reverchon ride  Click to enlarge amusement park image  DelGrosso tomato sauce  Click to enlarge  Click to enlarge

Wacky Worm
Click to enlarge Wacky Worm  Click to enlarge big Apple ride  Click to enlarge kiddie coaster  Wacky Worm  Click to enlarge 

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