Happy Hollow Park &
Zoo to bring back the Antique Auto Ride!
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Drive back in time on the Antique Auto's at Frontier Village Amusement Park!
|One of the main attractions at
Frontier Village was the creation of the Antique Auto ride that carried
thousands of young and old drivers alike through the tree lined
"roads" of Frontier Village. The ride became so popular that the
park added another car ride to its roster, the Duster-Turnpike, in which
replaced the quiet electric hum of the Antique Autos. When Frontier
Village closed its gates in 1980, the city of San Jose stepped in and
purchased the classic attraction with the hopes of reopening the ride in
the city owned and operated Happy Hollow Park and Zoo. The cars sat in
storage for more than twenty years until Happy Hollow recently decided
to put together a plan to bring back the old cars and a little lost
glory of Frontier Village!
In April, we got a chance to tour Happy Hollow and see the old cars.
Barbara Coats, Family Park Manager at Happy Hollow, shared her vision of
the old attraction and how it would fit in with Happy Hollow.
See the Autos new home at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo!
|Happy Hollow is owned and operated by the city of San Jose and funded by local tax dollars. Many new attractions at the park are constructed by donations and fund raising events from the community. Happy Hollow hope to raise over $500,000 to bring back the autos back out of storage and onto the beautiful grounds of the park|