roller coasters http://kmuw.org en Community Organization Abandons Hope Of Restoring Joyland Amusement Park http://kmuw.org/post/community-organization-abandons-hope-restoring-joyland-amusement-park <p></p><p>Restore Hope Inc, a group that has worked for three years to restore the Joyland Amusement Park in Wichita, is calling it quits.</p><p>Kira Johnson, who led the three-year effort, says a lack of time and money led the group to disband.</p><p>The group thanked members for their support over the years on its<a href="https://www.facebook.com/joylandrestorationproject" target="_blank"> Facebook page.</a> It said if donors had pre-purchased park passes, their money would be refunded.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:23:34 +0000 Kate Clause 36073 at http://kmuw.org Community Organization Abandons Hope Of Restoring Joyland Amusement Park Into It: The Rise of the Roller Coaster http://kmuw.org/post/it-rise-roller-coaster <p></p><p><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span dir="ltr"><font face="Tahoma" size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="2"><span style="font-size:16px;">Roller coasters are the workhorse of the modern theme park, but their rise to popularity has been long and strange.</span></font></span></font></span></span></font></p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Andrew Bales 20401 at http://kmuw.org Into It: The Rise of the Roller Coaster