Throwback Thursday: The Fun City Amusement Park In Cheyenne
Do remember when Cheyenne was a 'fun city'? For kids in the '80s, Fun City Amusement Park in Lions Park was the place on summer nights.
Robin Mosley was one of them. Her parents owned Fun City from 1984 until it closed in 1990.
"Fun City was my first job. I still remember all the rides," she said. "There was the Big Dipper, the Merry Mixer, Bumper Boats, and the Sloans Lake Showboat. We also had a Ferris Wheel and a carousel."
All that's left of Fun City these days is the miniature golf course. The old steamboat was destroyed in a fire before the park closed and the rides were eventually auctioned off. For some, the Kiwanis House and Lions Park Amphitheater, which stand in their place today, still take them back to those carefree summer days riding the roller coaster and train.
In 1929, Wyoming became the first state to regulate roller coasters and carnival rides. Roller coasters weren't federally regulated until the Consumer Product Safety Commission was established in 1973.