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Thrill-Ville USA has Closed

Officials at Thrill-Ville USA, in Turner, Oregon have announced they will not open for the 2008 season, and the park will most likely close permanently.

Thrill-Ville is owned by the Vettrus brothers, who own both Thrill-Ville and an adjacent KOA campground. They opened the amusement park in the 1970s with just go-karts. Escalating liability insurance and a lax economy were cited as reasons for closing.

Thrill-Ville is home to Ripper a 1971 Schwarzkopf Jet Star that originally came from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Little Ripper a Schiff/Molina kiddie coaster.

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