Joyland Amusement Park
Location: Lubbock, TX
Joy can mean so many things to different people, but in a city in Texas, there is a small park that makes its mission to all who enter enjoy their Joyland. To many, this place could easily be passed off as just a hole in the ground or a tacky carnival-style place. However, we've all been told to never judge a book by its cover. The same goes with this park, as it's a place that might just turn a frown upside-down.
In the town of Lubbock, Joyland opened in the 1940's as Mackenzie Park Playground. That name would change in 1973 when the Dean family bought the park and renamed it Joyland Amusement Park. The park has not changed much from the beginning, but with a hometown feeling, change isn't really necessary. The Galaxi Coaster and the Mad Mouse are just a few of the coasters this park has to offer. If you want thrill rides, this park packs a big punch of awesome. Their newly built 140-foot tall tower, Dare Devil Drop, brings screams of delight to everyone. The thrills don't stop there as they have a Roll-O-Plane and a Rock-O-Plane to add to that special feeling you can't find at many other parks. They also have three different water rides available so the day can provide exactly what you came for, joy for the whole family. With a pay as you go option, or pay one price option, this makes it easy to choose if you want to spend a whole day of fun, or just hang out for an hour or two.
Sometimes by going off the beaten path you may find that the only thing you need is a friendly atmosphere, and the feeling that you are part of a town that really loves their park. All you need to do is look closer at what they do have, and learn to appreciate it when you go to Joyland Amusement Park.
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