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Not much is known about this park yet. It was only around for about five seasons and was located behind the Skylon Tower on Robinson Street. Access was via a pedestrian bridge.
Rides included a carousel, "Dodgem", Ferris wheel, a Giant Slide, "Trabant" (Chance), Skeeball, and a "Tilt-A-Whirl" (Sellner). Rides for the young set included Bumper Boats, Helicoptors and a train. These were concession rides brought in by Conklin Shows and set up at the far end of the parking lot.
The main appeal was Kid's Place, a climbing type of play area with 28 attractions such as a ball crawl and cargo nets. Persons dressed as cartoon characters interacted with the patrons. Ken Jones of Niagara Falls, Ontario says: "After it closed, the playground was eventually lost to a fire. The attraction was at the south end of the building, between the Imax theater and the current building."
Pyramid Place went bankrup in 1983 from lack of attendance and burned in August of 1984. A mall was opened in its place in the mid 1990s.
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Thanks to Jim Abbate of Chicage, U.S.A. for suggesting this park and
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