First Name :   Bobby  
URL or Email address :   bobby_thurman@hotmail.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   twice  
Favorite Ride :   Wabash Cannonball  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I went there with low expectations and went away with the greatest memories of any
amusement park that I have ever been to.  
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First Name :   Jerald  
URL or Email address :   countryj at hotmail com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Aug 86 on vacation and maybe 96 with company picnic. I live 75 miles
from Dollywood so Opryland wasnt as convenient for us. But it was a great place nevertheless.  
Favorite Ride :   The kids rode all they could both visits, but I do remember The Hangman was hung up during the
company picnic. I enjoy music more than rides and did enjoy the shows. It is a shame Gaylord was not behind the park
to keep it maintained and operating. They m  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   choice. I do think it hurt tourism in Nashville and thought it was sneaky of them to get
Briley widened before they built the mall... But that just goes back to the Gaylord management...  
Comments cont. :   This is a great site and thank you for sharing it with us.  

First Name :   mike  
URL or Email address :   mxjx40@yahoo.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   4 or 5  
Favorite Ride :   grizzley river rampage  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   i think i heard the barnstormer is at dollywood now. sure miss opryland  
Comments cont. :   great work on the memories  

First Name :   mark  
URL or Email address :   majormark@planetc.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Worked there 75-77  
Favorite Ride :     
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   The train engine Beatrice was also a steam loco, converted to diesel later in her
service at  
Comments cont. :   Opryland, she deserves to be known as a steam loco. No one liked Elizabeth.  

First Name :   Chris  
URL or Email address :   johnboy_52@yahoo.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Born in 1979, my family had season passess almost every year. So i was
there a lot.  
Favorite Ride :   Different times in my life i loved different rides. childhood:tin lizzies, barnstormer, and General mills
area. Teenage: Chaos, because i got to squeeze close to my girlfriend. Always had a blast.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Thanks for helping me recall some memories.  
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First Name :   Danny  
URL or Email address :   jtd34@yahoo.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   I worked as a crew lead in the rides department, and transferred to the
hotel just before the closing of the park.  
Favorite Ride :   Rockin Roller Coaster... it was the first ride I learned to operate.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Working in the park was the best most fun job I have ever had. I love this site... really
makes me sad and nostalgic, but brings back some great memories.  
Comments cont. :   A little info on where are they now: The rafts from the first ride removed from the park, were donated
to childrens playgrounds throughout middle Tennessee.  

First Name :   MARY  
URL or Email address :   TPETERS120@AOL.COM  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :     
Favorite Ride :     
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   THANKS FOR THE WEBSITE. BRINGS BACK SO MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES.
GREAT PLACE TO WORK.  
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First Name :   Roan  
URL or Email address :   roan_crain@yahoo.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   10-15 times as a kid (from Louisiana came 1-2 times per year). I also
spent my honeymoon in 96 there.  
Favorite Ride :   Hard to say  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   My family and I enjoyed the park very much. I know live within an 1 1/2 of Opry Mills
and would not give you ten cents for it.  
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First Name :   Brian  
URL or Email address :   swole4@hotmail.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   I went every year from 86 until it closed. Many years I had a season pass
so we would go like once a week.  
Favorite Ride :   I always enjoyed the Screamin Demon until The Hang Man came around.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I just wish my children could of experienced a great theme park in their own
hometown instead of driving for hours to go to one.  
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First Name :   John  
URL or Email address :   johnboy@mchsi.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   A bunch.  
Favorite Ride :   Flume Zoom - When the park was slow, you could stay on and ride forever.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I have a lot of fond memories, but I will always remember my parents listening to
music shows  
Comments cont. :   while my cousin and I would get to ride the Flume over and over without ever getting off the ride.  

First Name :   Chris  
URL or Email address :   _cwadams01@comcast.net  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   I worked in the Merchandise Department from 1993-1997.  
Favorite Ride :   Hangman  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I miss the old park and incredible summers working there. I worked in Plaza, Western,
St. Fair, Grizzly as a shops supervisor. The only job Ive had that didnt feel like a job.  
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First Name :   Anita  
URL or Email address :   nenebell000@hotmail.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   We had season passes from day one until my husband and I started
working there 1992 until it closed in 1997.  
Favorite Ride :   Flume Zoom and Carousel  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   We loved Opryland and still miss it very much. I worked on the entrance bridges and
met so many  
Comments cont. :   wonderful people there. I help close it Dec 31, 1997, a sad day. Thanks for your site, just found it.  

First Name :   Jeff  
URL or Email address :   jrtmoore2002@yahoo.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   3  
Favorite Ride :   Flume Zoom  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I can remember being there with friends on vacation in the late 80s and rode the ride
30 straight times. Got off nad would get right back on it.  
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First Name :   joshua  
URL or Email address :   predatorsfan07@aol.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   lord only knows....had season passes for years... drove a hundred plus
miles multiple times a year for i dont know how many years  
Favorite Ride :   thats a toughie...old mill scream, barn  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   i loved opryland....finding this page warmed my heart to see someone keeping the
memory alive  
Comments cont. :   wish still around for new generations to enjoy my best childhood memories took place here  

First Name :   Steger Patton Webb  
URL or Email address :   stegkim#msn.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   I worked there from 1986-1991.  
Favorite Ride :   TO ride all of the coasters. To work THE Old Mill Scream.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   DOes anybody live in Nashville I am moving back from FL and now here. Please call
me. 772-633-7662  
Comments cont. :   I have some pictures I need to get scanned. THey are of the remains of the Grizzly.  

First Name :   janet  
URL or Email address :   jbs6133@bellsouth.net  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   I was an RN at the First Aid Center for two summers  
Favorite Ride :   Tennessee Waltz  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I loved it and my children loved the park.  
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First Name :   Amanda  
URL or Email address :   Amitchell@cityofmtjuliet.org  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   100s...I grew up and still live about 20 min. outside of Nashville so I lived
at Opryland during the summers. Entirely too many memories to count!  
Favorite Ride :   As a child the Rockin Roller Coaster, when I was finally tall enough the Screamin Delta Deamon.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I am so glad I found this site. I have lost many of my pictures over the years and it this
had helped relive the memories.  
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First Name :   DAN  
URL or Email address :   countrycowboy28@hotmail.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   I ONLY VISIT TO THIS COUNTRY PARK, WAS IN THE YEAR 1998. WE
WENT SEE THE GRAND OLE OPRY.  
Favorite Ride :   THE HANGMAN! THIS SUSPENDED LOOPING ROLLER COASTER WAS JUST AWESOME! I WAS
ALSO ASKED TO DO A COMMERICAL FOR THR COASTER AND GOT RIDE IT 10 TIMES IN A ROW.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I LOVE COUNTRY MUSIC AND I FELL IN LOVE WITH OPRYLAND USA. IT WAS A
GREAT AND FUN PARK. EVERYTHING WAS JUST BEAUTIFUL.  
Comments cont. :   WHEN I HEARD THAT OPRYLAND USA CLOSED, I WAS HURT AND REALLY SADIN. I DIDNT WANT
TO SEE THIS PARK CLOSE.  

First Name :   Summer  
URL or Email address :   ponyrunswild@aol.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   many  
Favorite Ride :   all  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   The petting zoo was neat.In it was this huge ruler standing up and you would run and
jump on the sand to see how far you could jump.  
Comments cont. :   The train was really neat and took you throughout the park. Underneath Chaos..there was an
arcade.  

First Name :   Summer  
URL or Email address :   ponyrunswild@bellsouth.net  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   many  
Favorite Ride :   all  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Not too far off from the entrance was where you showed your pass...whatever.lol
They were just  
Comments cont. :   little booths. Lets see..there was this ride..like planes that went up in the air and went around in
circles near the petting zoo.  

First Name :   Summer  
URL or Email address :   ponyrunswild@aol.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   many  
Favorite Ride :   all  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   You could see Flume Zoom very well from where the Trolley dropped you off. You
walked in,and not too far  
Comments cont. :   off were where you showed your passes...whatever.lol They were just little booths. Lets see..  

First Name :   Summer  
URL or Email address :   ponyrunswild@aol.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Atleast once or twice every week of the year..until it closed. I was born in
1990, but still remember the feel of walking into the park, and I remember where most of the rides were also.  
Favorite Ride :   My first rollercoaster and one of my favorite rides was Wabash Cannonball. I also loved Little Deuce
Coupe, and Chaos. O..and the swings were so much fun!!!! Flume Zoom...  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I remember this park well. You would turn that sharp corner, and it would lead you to
the parking areas. You could then catch a trolley in the parking lot, which would take you to the entrance. You could see
Flume Zoom very well from where the Trolley dro  
Comments cont. :   areas. You could then catch a trolley in the parking lot, which would take you to the entrance.  

First Name :   Denise  
URL or Email address :   dmwagoner@basspro.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   At least once a month if not more each year that it was here  
Favorite Ride :   Chaos  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   This website brought back some awesome memories for both me and my older
children. My youngest child doesnt even know what we are talking about. How Sad. I  
Comments cont. :   really miss Opryland and think it was enjoyed by a whole lot more people than are enjoying the mall.
Nashville needs an amusement park and it will be very hard to ever replace Opryland. Thanks for bringing back alot of
great memories.  

First Name :   Rhonda  
URL or Email address :     
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   3 or 4 times  
Favorite Ride :   Chaos. Loved the 3D and the screen in the middle. Second has to be the Wambash Cannonball.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Thanks for making your site dedicated to some of my favorite childhood memories.
Love the picture.  
Comments cont. :   A shopping mall? Please! Like we need more of those. I didnt even know it was closing down and
then I went to visit my brother in Brentwood and it was gone. UGH!  

First Name :   Amanda  
URL or Email address :   amanda9399@msn.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Umm, way too many to count, we always had season passes and went at
least once a week throughout the summer, and lets not forget Hall-o-ween in the Park and Christmas in the Park, so A
LOT.  
Favorite Ride :   Always and forever will be the Old Mill Scream. Close second is the Cannonball  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   This park held SO MANY memories for me as a child. It closed right before I started
high school. My most memorable moment would have to be that I had my first kiss on the Sky Ride one night during
Christmas in the Park. My last visit there was Halloween i  
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First Name :   Abby  
URL or Email address :   abby@abbyandthemanlyband.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   I worked there in the last cast (Blue) of Showboat 1982 and in Red-Purple
Cast Sing TN 1983  
Favorite Ride :   Grizzly River Rampage  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I would like very much to hear from others who worked there when I did. I live in
Nashville  
Comments cont. :   and would like to reconnect with folks who remeber when Oland celebrated American Music!  

First Name :   Timothy  
URL or Email address :   bleuboi@charter.net  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   twice once in july 1977 and again in july 1981  
Favorite Ride :   walbash cannonball  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   opryland was a beautiful place to visit  
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First Name :   jo  
URL or Email address :   jocarr3@yahoo.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Lots--went every summer as a kid, had a season pass one year, worked
there summer of 93  
Favorite Ride :   Flume Zoom  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Great web site. So sad. Opryland was huge to the kids of middle TN.  
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First Name :   Mark  
URL or Email address :   mduncan81@yahoo.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Hundreds. We had Good Times passes for years.  
Favorite Ride :   I worked on the Grizzly River Rampage in 82, the second year of operation. Loved it. I was a costume
character a few times as well.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I miss all the fun I had there, pretty girls and friends. I refuse to go to Opry Mills to this
day.  
Comments cont. :   Id love to hear from anyone who was working there during the 82 season.  

First Name :   Carey  
URL or Email address :   expidition@optonline.net  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Just once. We live in NJ and stopped when i was in high scholl in the early
80s.  
Favorite Ride :   Dont remeber  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Now 41, planning a visit from NJ to Tenn, and said we need to take the kids to
Opryland. Very sad to  
Comments cont. :   that it closed. Great site. Now my wife wont think im nuts, and believe me that there was a Opryland  

First Name :   Eddie  
URL or Email address :   edpruett@optonline.net  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Was there from the beginning. Was an original cast member for all the
shows..IHAS, Showboat, County Music and History of American Music in the new Theater  
Favorite Ride :   The guy down the street who ran the popcorn machine.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I was there from conseption. Knew Paul Crabtree and George Maybry. I really miss
those days.  
Comments cont. :   Did the tour with Tennessee Ernie Ford in Russia. Did Music Hall America and various other things.
:)  

First Name :   Shawn  
URL or Email address :   scookprost@yahoo.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   just bout ever weekend for the last 7 years it was open. my family had
season passes.i was a senior in high school in 1997. my senior trip was to opryland.  
Favorite Ride :   loved them all. probably old mill scream ,grizly,hangman most.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   you have built one awsome web site. i live in lebanon ,tennessee and miss opryland
ever summer weekend.  
Comments cont. :   i hate malls........ bring back opryland..... please email me if u have any more info about where any of
the props from the park mite be. the grizzly river rampage sign is in lebanon. thanx man.  

First Name :   Sharon  
URL or Email address :   www.sharonsmiff.blogspot.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   More times than I could count. I was there the first day it was open when I
was 3.  
Favorite Ride :   Wabash Cannonball, Rockin Rollercoaster, The Log Ride  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Wonderful site. Wonderful memories.  
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First Name :   David  
URL or Email address :   dave_dont_dare@yahoo.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Once, Summer of 95.  
Favorite Ride :   Chaos.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I was 10 when I visited and 12 when I was sad to hear such a fun place was gone.  
Comments cont. :   Thank you for the memories your site has helped restore.  

First Name :   JERRY  
URL or Email address :   gaylordstar@tds.net  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Impossible to keep count of the yearly visits because I still work there
(now Garlord Opryland)  
Favorite Ride :   Chastity, my Tennessee Walking Horse that I walked the property with for 3 years. I was mounted patrol
for 3 seasons.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Each day when Im at work, I still daydream and my mind wonders about how the past
was back then.  
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First Name :   eddie  
URL or Email address :   eddievinesjr@aol.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   every year since 1980  
Favorite Ride :   chaos/rockin roller coaster  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   i still miss the park ....opry mills is not as fun....  
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First Name :   Jimmy  
URL or Email address :   ARJ71672@aol.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   more times than i can count. I lived about 1 mile from the park. we would
always walk there after school on Friday. and asmost every day after  
Favorite Ride :   all of them :)  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   we were on Hangman the day it got stuck at the top of the lift during the storm......  
Comments cont. :   we were up there for about 2 hours but loved every min of it. would do it again if it was still here  

First Name :   John  
URL or Email address :   bossman71_ky@hotmail.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   2  
Favorite Ride :   Grizzley River Rampage  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Great site. Nice tribute to just one of the things that capitalism has shut down in my
lifetime...  
Comments cont. :   ...i fear that soon the same thing will happen to the Grand Ole Opry and to WSM-AM that has
happened to Opryland USA. Too many people in higher places with important roles in society forget where they come
from, and the history and heritage certain things  

First Name :   Donna  
URL or Email address :   drnhiskid@yahoo.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   I worked there from 1978-1994  
Favorite Ride :   Flume Zoom  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Opryland Employee reunion June 17th, Two Rivers Park, shelter #2, 3 pm-11pm.
Bring your own plasticware  
Comments cont. :   and food for your family. An informal time for former employees to meet once again. We were a big
happy family!  

First Name :   melissa  
URL or Email address :   melanncraft@bellsouth.net  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   almost all the time  
Favorite Ride :   Grizzly River, Chaos, skyride  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I loved opryland usa because of the rides and food. I will always miss it. Take down
the mall and put Opryland back up.  
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First Name :   Eddie  
URL or Email address :     
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Too many to count. Worked there two years 85 86.  
Favorite Ride :   Loved Halloween in the Park! Always fun. Hangman was probably my favorite.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Met my wife working in State Fair area in 86. We rode the Barnstormer...I hate
heights so  
Comments cont. :   I held her hand throughout ride. Probably why we ended up together.  

First Name :   Gina  
URL or Email address :   Cricket123Titans@yahoo.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   I grew up there and then worked there for 5 seasons from 1982-1986...  
Favorite Ride :   Barnstormer (my ride) and the Screamin Delta Demon  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Other parks pale in comparison to our beloved Opryland...we had the cleanest and
friendliest park in her heyday.  
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First Name :   Jordan  
URL or Email address :   Rnnhds@aol.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Many  
Favorite Ride :   Grizzly River Rampage Flume Zoom Old Mill Scream Walbash Cannonball  
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First Name :   Chris  
URL or Email address :   chriscmanson@earthlink.net  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Too many to count, but hardly enough... :(  
Favorite Ride :   I loved the Rock n Roller Coaster and the Little Deuce Coupe, especially.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   The other day my sister and I were reminiscing about Opryland, and I told her there
had to be something on the internet. You guys are beautiful!  
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First Name :   Adam  
URL or Email address :   akmcgee@charter.net  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Too many times to count.  
Favorite Ride :   Screamin Delta Demon, Hangman, Grizzly River and of course the Tin Lizzies.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I worked in Food & Beverage for 10 seasons (Apr. 1986 - Sept. 1995). Started at
Mrs. Winners, then to Longhorn and finished at the Riverside Plantation.  
Comments cont. :   My last name was Hicks during my time at Opryland, but I have since changed it to McGee. I would
love to hear from anyone who knew or worked with me.  

First Name :   Pat Duke  
URL or Email address :   www.dukevoice.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Thousands! I performed in the shows for 5 years! IHAS, Showboat,
Cantina, and 2 years with the 50s Show. Crazy Fun!  
Favorite Ride :   Favorite Show! Jimmy and the Jets! That was on the weekends in the Gaslight Theatre the summer
before we did Doo Wah Ditty City.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Those 5 years 74, 75, 77, 78 and 79, were incredible fun for me. Seems like
yesterday. The actors, singers, dancers and musicians...  
Comments cont. :   ... were incredible. And i still have good friends from way back then. I dont know how we partied that
hard and performed everyday!  

First Name :   Tim Barnett  
URL or Email address :   superbo11@msn.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   I grew up going during the summers and eventually worked there from
around 87 to 91 on the sky ride for 2 years and than on the train for the last 3. I remember people who were coworkers
on the train but mostly first names. The Train during that era wer  
Favorite Ride :   Train and Skyride of course.  
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First Name :   Tyrus  
URL or Email address :   tyrusarthur@yahoo.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   ???...1,000,000+  
Favorite Ride :   Chaos..no.. Hangman..ScreaminDelta Deamon...?  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I miss Opryland so much..But this site makes it a little better. Its great to look at all the
sites in a place you once called home. It brings back so many memories, sounds, smells, everything. Remeber how
Chaos always smelled like cotton-candy? Screamin  
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First Name :   Marsha  
URL or Email address :   enmcguire@yahoo.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Cant count that high. Worked RockNRoller Coaster from 91 till 93.  
Favorite Ride :   RockNRoller Coaster  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Love the website.I wish so much that it was still here.My kids dont know what they are
missing.  
Comments cont. :   I would like to say high to the gang.Jennifer,Sue,Chris G.,Rob, Chip,and everyone else that I worked
with.  

First Name :   Robert  
URL or Email address :   afirefighterdude@aol.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   I was born in 1974. As soon as i was able to ride and enjoy rides, we went
2-3 times a year until the bastards built the mall.I am near Huntsville Al., so we were very close in driving time to the
park.  
Favorite Ride :   Chaos  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Closing Opryland was and is a disgrace. A lot of my childhood memories were
created at the park.Overwhelming saddness filled my heart when i walked through the parking lot of the mall.Ill never go
back.  
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