That's a great picture. Where did you find that? I think the cars in the lot can date the picture. Appears to be the late 60's-early 70's.
I think that coaster building is engraved in all of our minds. It was super creepy yet had a character all its own. Inside that building was the arcade, the bumper cars, and the queue for Thunderhawk. It was dark and had a very poignent smell inside. After you loaded the train for T-hawk, you immeditely went down, under and through this tunnel that was clearly adjacent to the tunnels from Journey because it had this god awful mildew smell. Maybe there was rotting going on somwhere or even mold build-up which might be the reason for its removal. To boot, the smell of grease also permeated the air. I think this was a combo of the coater oil and the bumper cars. The interior of the tunnel was even themed. Does anyone else remember this? This was the mid-80's. The tunnel walls were lined with skeletons. This was probably to tie it in with Journey to the Center of the Earth. Yeah I feel extra old now.