Man saves waterslide from abandoned amusement park in Ohio

May 10 (UPI) – In a heartwarming gesture, a dedicated fan of Ohio’s now-closed Coney Island theme park has taken it upon themselves to preserve a piece of its cherished history. They have accomplished this by purchasing an entire waterslide, ensuring that a small part of the park’s memory lives on.

Adam Woltermann, a former employee at the Cincinnati water park, expressed his disappointment upon hearing the news of its permanent closure in December 2023. He was disheartened to learn that all the slides, pools, and rides would be demolished.

“I stumbled upon a Facebook post advertising a business selling all the Coney slides and pool equipment. Intrigued by the opportunity, I couldn’t help but wonder, why not?” revealed Woltermann in an interview with WKRC-TV.

In 1945, Woltermann made the purchase of the Silver Bullet, a waterslide that was constructed at the park.

“I have a deep appreciation for the history of Cincinnati, including its rich past. So, when I came across this particular artifact, I couldn’t help but feel drawn to it. I thought it would be amazing to possess such a unique piece with a connection to the city’s past,” he expressed with enthusiasm.

After having the slide expertly removed, he arranged for its transportation to a discreet location. Once there, he captured a series of photographs to share on his social media platforms.

“I’ve received numerous inquiries from various parties in Cincinnati who are interested in purchasing it from me. However, for the time being, I am not inclined to sell it. While I would be delighted to witness its revival and continued use, I currently have no immediate plans to do so,” he stated.

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