THE 1984 FIRE AT IDORA PARK
The fire which destroyed the Wild cat on April 26th 1984 was believed to have been started when sparks from a welding job ignited support beams on the Lost River Ride, the fire then spread to the Wildcat which in the previous two weeks was having new tracks installed. The park office, 11 concession and game stands, The Lost River Ride and The Wildcat were lost or partially destroyed in the fire. All of the old records were also lost, along with old photo's and pictures that can never be replaced. The Lost River Ride was known as many other names during it's time at the park, It was also known as The Old Mill Ride, The Tunnel of Love, and The Lost World. The park reopened, but for only one season. The park officially closed on September 16, 1984.