Arnolds Park Amusement Park, on the shores of Lake Okoboji, Iowa, will add a classic Wild Mouse roller coaster for 2019. The new ride, formerly known as The Mad Mouse, was manufactured by the Allan Herschell Company in 1959 and was relocated from Joyland Amusement Park in Lubbock, Texas, where it operated for 45 years. Arnolds Park once had a Wild Mouse, beginning in 1958, shown here.
“The staff and amusement park board are pleased to announce the return of this new ride,” said Jeff Vierkant, CEO of Arnolds Park Amusement Park. “We know how important our deep history is to the Iowa Great Lakes region, so being able to bring back a ride that was once loved by so many and has some nostalgia at Arnold’s Park, is something we are proud of. We hope our guests will enjoy this exhilarating new ride.”