First Name :   Richard  
URL or Email address :     
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   300-400 as fan and employee  
Favorite Ride :   Rockin Roller Coster  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I was a season pass holder for 5 years (saving my allowance between seasons).
Then worked there  
Comments cont. :   because they hired for Food Service at 15. I worked at the Chuckwagon beside the Barnstormer.
Good times!!  

First Name :   Kasey Cobble  
URL or Email address :   kaseycobble@hotmail.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland USA  
How many times did you visit the park :   30+  
Favorite Ride :   Screamin Delta Demon  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I got my first job at Opryland in 96. It was such a great, wholesome place to spend the
summers.  
Comments cont. :   Truly a place for all ages.  

First Name :   Faith  
URL or Email address :   reneeharris08131962@yahoo.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland USA  
How many times did you visit the park :   Countless  
Favorite Ride :   Log Ride  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Worked for Opryland in 1981 and Grand Ole Opry 1987-1993. Then Grand Ole Opry
Tours 2001-2005.  
Comments cont. :   Best jobs ever had. We miss the park dearly and all the fun we had. Thanks for this website!  

First Name :   Lucas Leverett  
URL or Email address :   www.lucasleverett.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   Dozens.  
Favorite Ride :   Delta Demon or Chaos.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   With my family connection to this park, I thank you for preserving it online. :)  
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First Name :   GlenAlan  
URL or Email address :   valle4gris@yahoo.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland USA  
How many times did you visit the park :   Too many to keep count! (circa 1979 to 1996) I also worked there. (1991 and
1994-1996)  
Favorite Ride :   The train  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Ie been to theme parks all over the nation, including Disneys on both coasts, and the
original Six  
Comments cont. :   Flags (Over Texas). Opryland was hands-down my FAVORITE, because of the live music shows!  

First Name :   Jennifer  
URL or Email address :   jenhay96@yahoo.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   OPRYLAND USA  
How many times did you visit the park :   too many to count  
Favorite Ride :   wabash cannonball, grizzly river rampage, really all of them  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I really loved Opryland USA I was so sad to see it torn down for a stupid mall. I was
looking forward to taking my kids there someday. But Gaylord had to build a stupid mall. I had great times at Opryland. I
met several people there and had a great time.  
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First Name :   Michele  
URL or Email address :   GBird95557@aol.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   too many to count. Mom dropped us off 2-3 times a week I was there on
opening day and also the last day.  
Favorite Ride :   Log ride and wabash  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   While our graduating class was going to Florida, we chose to celebrate at Opryland
on grad day.  
Comments cont. :   We were there so much the guys in the 50s show knew us and my best friend worked as a hostess.  

First Name :   david  
URL or Email address :   dbgrant46@yahoo.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland USA  
How many times did you visit the park :   I worked in the Park in the Summers of 1982 Untill 1985 It was Great Fun !!!  
Favorite Ride :   Grizzly River Rampage  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Love to work there . Never a dull moment  
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First Name :   Jeff  
URL or Email address :     
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland USA  
How many times did you visit the park :   hundreds, plus worked from 80-81  
Favorite Ride :   must be wabash, or the gizzley. favorite show was IHAS!  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   It was magic, of course working there did away with that. I miss it, great job with the
site!  
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First Name :   Amy  
URL or Email address :   lamymiller@bellsouth.net  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   alot  
Favorite Ride :   alot of them  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   So glad to get to watch that memorial on t.v. Wonderful memories it reminded me.  
Comments cont. :   It was so special. My children would have, of course loved it today... We miss it!!!!!!  

First Name :   Jeff  
URL or Email address :     
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   countless. And I worked there a few years before it closed down.  
Favorite Ride :   I really liked the Tiltin Hilton, or Angle Inn for some reason. Favorite ride was the Grizzly River Rampage
 
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Is there a visits counter? You said in the NPT special you were surprised you still get
around a hundred hits. I would be interested in how many you get after the special was shown.  
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First Name :   Tony Ray Jones  
URL or Email address :   www.tonyrayjones.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland Park & Showboat  
How many times did you visit the park :   Many  
Favorite Ride :   The Log Ride, thats what we called it  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I was hired in 1990 to work on the General Jackson Showboat, also worked in the
park at the Martin Stage..what a great time that was.  
Comments cont. :   I worked with Greg Davis on banjo & Leroy Troy from 1990 1995. I worked at the Pickin Parlor in the
Hotel also at night for 4 years.What a great place to work miss it alot !! Tony Ray  

First Name :   Amanda  
URL or Email address :   aavandivort96@yahoo.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   when season passes came out we would go every weekend. before then we
would go once a month.My family and I have been going for many many years.  
Favorite Ride :   doing the hot weather anything that would cool you off. really did not have a favorite. loved everything.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   WAS VERY DISPOINTED WHEN THE PARK CLOSED DOWN. IF IT WAS STILL OPEN
I WOULD BE THERE EVERY WEEKEND. WHEN OPRYMILLS OPEN UP I SAID THEN I WILL NOT SUPPORT
OPRYMILLS.  
Comments cont. :   YOU LOOK BACK AT THE PICTURES FROM OPRYLAND AND YOU SAW FUN,LAUGHTER ETC...
YOU GO TO THE MALL YOU DO NOT SEE THAT.. THANKS FOR THIS SITE TO SEE  

First Name :   Darrell  
URL or Email address :   stluge4speed@yahoo.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland U.S.A.  
How many times did you visit the park :   Countless, as a kid my Grandfather bought the family season passes every
year. I grew up low income, so a free pass to Opryland was priceless.  
Favorite Ride :   Scremin Delta Demon Best Ride Ever!  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I still kinda hope the mall fails. The park should still be open to this day.  
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First Name :   Seana  
URL or Email address :   seana@sweetmagnoliatours.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   my entire childhood until I was 21 when it closed in 1997!  
Favorite Ride :   Screamin Delta Demon  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I was so glad to be told about your website from a friend. We had such awesome
childhood memories and was devasted with the park closed. I work in the Nashville tourism industry and it just killed us
when they closed the park. But hey, we got a cool mall,  
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First Name :   Michelle  
URL or Email address :   hart004@earthlink.net  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   Too many to count. I worked there as a sweeper in 84 and 85  
Favorite Ride :   Grizzly and the Flume  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I loved the NPT special on Opryland. Brought back such wonderful memories. Also
made me angry that they tore it down to build a stupid mall.  
Comments cont. :     

First Name :   kevin  
URL or Email address :   grandpappyk@yahoo.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   Too many to count  
Favorite Ride :   Wabash Cannonball, Angle Inn (I like to call it the Tiltin Hilton)  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I LOVED this park! First went around 72 and continued going through the late 80s.  
Comments cont. :   I will never forget the American Graffitti soundtrack, the smell, the feeling, many great memories!  

First Name :   Debra  
URL or Email address :   dnd@lighttube.net  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   Too many to count  
Favorite Ride :   Rock NRoller Coaster  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   My favorite shows were Country Music USA and I Hear America Singing. I worked at
the park in the summer of 1978.  
Comments cont. :   Wonderful memories!  

First Name :   Jeff  
URL or Email address :   jmdowdy@juno.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   Several times  
Favorite Ride :   Rock and roller coaster  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Went several times as a child. had great times.  
Comments cont. :   finally took my son with my brother and his son in 96? Had a great time, and closed the park down
that night.  

First Name :   Jeff  
URL or Email address :     
Which park are you posting about? :   THE Park! Opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   Seriously? Averaged a minimum of twice a week for 25 ½ years (not including
regular operation!)  
Favorite Ride :   70s -Timbertopper 80s - SDD 90s - Hangman  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Favorite Shows: 70s - IHAS, Showboat, Liberty Song & Jessie Bolt Band 80s - Gal,
On With The Show & Winner 90s - Country, TCR & Maxi  
Comments cont. :   Nobody loves Bass Pro any more than I do but...a terrible injustice has been done to this city, state
and country by Greedlord. Hopefully what comes around goes around. We need for someone to carry on the legacy!!!
Check YouTube for 81 Blue Gal, 81 Showb  

First Name :   Phillip  
URL or Email address :   stickman66@bellsout.net  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland USA  
How many times did you visit the park :   SEVERAL!  
Favorite Ride :   Skyride  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Love the site.  
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First Name :   Mardy  
URL or Email address :   EnchantedWillow@tds.net  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland USA  
How many times did you visit the park :   Too many to count. I worked there from 1972 to 1978, part-time 1st 2 seasons
and full time after that.  
Favorite Ride :   Wabash Cannon Ball. The car I drove at the time it opened had little white specks of paint on it from
where they painted the rails white. It speckled all the cars in the employees parking lot with the white specks of paint.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I worked all night 3/15/75 helping to get all wardrobe out of buildings while the flood
water rose around us. Then we had to pack up all of the Personnel files and move them out because we had just hired
the majority of employees for that season. We didnt  
Comments cont. :   It broke my heart when they tore down the park to build the mall. The one thing I still dont understand
why they had to cut down all the pine trees they planted along Briley Pkwy that had been there from the beginning. Talk
about paving Paradise! Please d  

First Name :   Michael  
URL or Email address :   eagle_18_1@hotmail.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   alot We had season Passes for the last 8 years  
Favorite Ride :   Screamin Delta Demon  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I was at this patk for the last 8 years. I loved that park and gaylord made the worst
thing they  
Comments cont. :   Could have done I love That park more than Oprymills  

First Name :   Rocket Man  
URL or Email address :   www.fastlanerocketluge.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   OPRYLAND U.S.A.  
How many times did you visit the park :   Too many times to count.  
Favorite Ride :   Anything that was fast, fun and exciting! Wait, that was the entire park!  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   My daughter and I had season passes and enjoyed the park very much, it was our
visitation playground!  
Comments cont. :   Hated to see it go! We got to display my Rocketluge at the Salute to MotorSports event, after
appearing on Real TV and Ordinary/Extraordinary. Even filmed a Crook & Chase show segment in the parking lot before
it closed. Must have rocketed 80 M.P.H. acros  

First Name :   Mike  
URL or Email address :   mike.gregory05@comcast.net  
Which park are you posting about? :   opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   countless  
Favorite Ride :   Rock n roller coaster  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I met my wife there in 1990(she was an employee). I had a season pass from
1981-1992.I can remember  
Comments cont. :   being dropped off in the morning and picked up at closing and i was only 12 yrs old. Not today  

First Name :   james fondren  
URL or Email address :   pjfondren@frontiernet.net  
Which park are you posting about? :   opryland usa  
How many times did you visit the park :   hundreds i worked at the seafood wharf in the new orleans area from 85 -88  
Favorite Ride :   delta demon  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   alot of memories where made there i was 16 years old when i started working there
and i drove 70 miles one way to work, what fun.  
Comments cont. :     

First Name :   Austin  
URL or Email address :   SCSAUS007@aol.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland USA  
How many times did you visit the park :   Hundreds  
Favorite Ride :   Rockin RollerCoaster  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Glad to see old memories never die. I was a huge fan of this park many childhood
memories.  
Comments cont. :   I was 8 when they closed the park but still remember going like it was yesterday.  

First Name :   Bethany  
URL or Email address :     
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   At least once a week from 1981-93.  
Favorite Ride :   Wabash Cannonball  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   We lived about 5 miles from Opryland. In the summers my mom, 2 older brothers and
I would meet my dad after work to go to the park.  
Comments cont. :   I had to walk around the park in uncomfortable cowboy boots when I was little so Id be tall enough to
reach the mark on the stick to ride the Wabash.  

First Name :   Bryan  
URL or Email address :   the_sparkchaser@yahoo.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland USA  
How many times did you visit the park :   Not only did I visit it, I worked there for three summers, from 1986-1988. Was
stationed in NC when I found out it was closed  
Favorite Ride :   Without doubt, the Wabash Cannonball. 60 seconds of pure adrenaline!!  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Gaylord should have been run out of town for pulling the stunt of closing the park. I
was PISSED...  
Comments cont. :   They were still running commercials for Opryland summer of 98 in NC. Major money grab...  

First Name :   melissa  
URL or Email address :     
Which park are you posting about? :   opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   I worked there for 3 years  
Favorite Ride :   all of them  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I loved the experience of working there and meeting all the people!! Thanks for the
memories.  
Comments cont. :     

First Name :   james fondren  
URL or Email address :   pjfondren@frontiernet.net  
Which park are you posting about? :   opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   i worked @ the seafood wharf from 1985-1989  
Favorite Ride :   screaming delta demon  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :     
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First Name :   Don  
URL or Email address :   dww37115@yahoo.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   Casa De Linda  
How many times did you visit the park :   100s  
Favorite Ride :     
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Just saw the show on Channel 8 and it brought back so many memories. I was a park
employee for the summer of 76 through the winter of 1979  
Comments cont. :     

First Name :   Laurie  
URL or Email address :   carjojo@juno.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   Season Pass holder for 5 years or more and worked there for two years  
Favorite Ride :   Wabash Cannonball  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I took tickets at the front gate and swept state fair and worked a tricket booth. I had a
blast.  
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First Name :   scott  
URL or Email address :   kellow1420@comcast.net  
Which park are you posting about? :   opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   worked there 3 years (sky ride)  
Favorite Ride :   corvette :)  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   what a great job..loved going to work..some of the best times of my younger years  
Comments cont. :   if you worked with me 78-81 please contect me!!  

First Name :   Lisa  
URL or Email address :   lisa.felts@ingramentertainment.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   hundreds  
Favorite Ride :   Rock & Rollercoaster  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Grew up at Opryland. Spent many summer days there from open to close. Very sad
when it was torn down.  
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First Name :   Doug  
URL or Email address :   kdaaron  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :     
Favorite Ride :   Steam Train Rachel  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Worked the 50s area skyride in 1983. Went to Opryland every year it was open.  
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First Name :   Teresa  
URL or Email address :   www.teresa-collier.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland USA  
How many times did you visit the park :   I worked as a performer in the park for almost 10 years.  
Favorite Ride :   enjoyed all of them  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   When I was in the 50s show, we would jump on the skylift and go on the other side of
the park, ride a  
Comments cont. :   ride and then try to make it back in time for the next show...lol.  

First Name :   Allison  
URL or Email address :   aferrara70@comcast.net  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   too many to count  
Favorite Ride :   Wabash Cannonball  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I loved the show on NPT. We loved the park. We had season passes for many years
when we were kids.  
Comments cont. :   Then when I was in high school and college I worked there. It was fun.  

First Name :   April  
URL or Email address :   agarron@baskervilledonovan.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   Quite often has a child, then again has a teenager & one last time(has a
married woman)before they closed  
Favorite Ride :   My ALL-TIME favorite was the Wabash Cannonball. The Hangman. ScreaminDelta Demon. Grizzly River
Rampage. Rockn Roller Coaster & the Tin Lizzes  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I hate that they closed Opryland to make room for Opry Mills mall. I WISH they would
bring it back BIGGER & BETTER then ever before.  
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First Name :   Chris  
URL or Email address :   cokeman38401@charter.net  
Which park are you posting about? :   opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   several hundred times as a child then i worked there for two seasons in 90 and
91  
Favorite Ride :     
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   this is the greatest site ever and the memories that were made will never be forgotten
 
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First Name :   David  
URL or Email address :   dragracer_1@charter.net  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   We would go several times a year as I grew up. I guess last visit was 1985 or
1986  
Favorite Ride :   Grizzly River Rampage, Rockn Roller Coster, Tin Lizzy, I guess I rode everything but Walbash
Cannonball  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Besides the rides I would see the petting zoo, the train, and the music, espically the
50s show.  
Comments cont. :   And the food, OMG I remember we would always eat at the Plantation, oh that fried chicken  

First Name :   Joanna  
URL or Email address :     
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   Too many to count but not enough!  
Favorite Ride :   I loved them all!  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Remember the music that came from speakers that were hiden in big rocks? Dont
know why I remember that lol  
Comments cont. :   What a shame that more generations wont be able to experience the memories we did.  

First Name :   Peggy  
URL or Email address :   Peggy_Gaw@Deanfoods.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   ????????????????????? I worked there 5 seasons and loved every day.!!!  
Favorite Ride :   Timber Topper  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Worked in Operations 1973 till 1978. Loved everything about it. Worked cleanup
after the flood.I meet lots of great people and miss the park and all involved!!!  
Comments cont. :     

First Name :   Jen  
URL or Email address :   jendavis79@msn.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   Too many to count...it was my parents favorite babysitter. They would drop us
off in the morning and pick us up at closing time all season. We loved it!  
Favorite Ride :   Chaos when it was still 3D, otherwise the Delta Demon  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   When I got old enough I got a job in the park I loved it! Howl-O-Ween was my favorite
time.  
Comments cont. :   Where else could you work with the job title Slimed Mutant? I hate the Mall! Its sad to see the
remains of the Grizzly River behind the hotel.  

First Name :   Jill  
URL or Email address :   jtsaddress@yahoo.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland and Libertyland  
How many times did you visit the park :   Opryland: dozens. Libertyland: two or three.  
Favorite Ride :   Opryland: ScreaminDelta Demon. Liberytyland: Log ride  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I visited Opryland several times growing up, but my favorite visit was with my then
future husband. It was where he first told me he loved me. I wish Opryland still existed. I liked it soooo much better than
YET ANOTHER MALL!  
Comments cont. :   My mom, sister and I once got stuck at the top of the log ride at Libertyland during a thunderstorm.
Though it was my favorite before that day, I didnt go on another log ride for YEARS! SCARY!! p.s. Enjoyed the PBS
special about Opryland remembered. Bro  

First Name :   charles  
URL or Email address :   ckeef111@yahoo.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   alot work there for 8 years 1985-91  
Favorite Ride :   flume zoom  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   i work the front gate and dockside area. it was the best job i had. still miss the people
that i work with  
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First Name :   terri  
URL or Email address :   terri.l.bartlett@state.tn.us  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland USA  
How many times did you visit the park :   Not sure how many times I visited, but I worked there in 1978 in the Plaza Area
of Kahns Hot dogs  
Favorite Ride :   Walbash Cannonball  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   It was disappointing that a mall took the place where families could enjoy themselves.  
Comments cont. :   What were they thinking!!!!!!!!!!!  

First Name :   WALTER  
URL or Email address :   wmp60@yahoo.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   opryland  
How many times did you visit the park :   I worked there for three & one half years, visited when not working.  
Favorite Ride :   Wabash Cannonball  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I enjoyed working there. It was often not like work. The park & the Opry went down
once the greedy things from Gaylord took over. Its really sad that it was closed. This is a great site.  
Comments cont. :     

First Name :   Liz  
URL or Email address :   LBlair@manierherod.com  
Which park are you posting about? :   Opryland USA  
How many times did you visit the park :   Dozens of times between the day it opened and the year it closed.  
Favorite Ride :   Tough call. I guess a tie between Chaos and the Wabash Cannonball.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I miss the park. Nashville lost a bit of its innocence and identity when it allowed a
bunch  
Comments cont. :   of Bozos from Gaylord to tear down a one of a kind park and replace it with a mall. STUPID!  

First Name :   Steger  
URL or Email address :   stegkim@clearwire.net  
Which park are you posting about? :   Both: Opryland and Libertyland.  
How many times did you visit the park :   Libertyland; 100s to many to count as I grew up in Memphis. One of the best
was going on one of my first dates there. I was scared of coasters because of having been taken on one, (the Zippin
Pippin), when I was about 5 years old and the girl I was on a d  
Favorite Ride :   At Libertyland: The train as I am a train lover and my maternal grandfather was a fireman on the
Missiouri Pacific Railroad, the Zippin Pippin, Revolution, Log Flume, and the Tennessee Turnpike, (old time cars).
Opryland: The train as I am a train lover  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Libertyland; 100s to many to count as I grew up in Memphis. One of the best was
going on one of my first dates there. I was scared of coasters because of having been taken on one, (the Zippin Pippin),
when I was about 5 years old and the girl I was on a d  
Comments cont. :   My telephone number is:(615) 516-7015 My email is: stegerpattonwebb@yahoo.com.