YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Fans of Idora Park got a glimpse back in time Saturday thanks to a Canfield couple.
Jim and Toni Amey have once again opened their private collection of Idora Park memorabilia to the public.
The first item was collected back in 1994, and since then the Amey’s have traveled the country to find more Idora artifacts.
New this year are the Baby Wild Cat cars that you can even sit in and take pictures.
Amey says he loves watching people get emotional during their walk down memory lane.
“I get chills thinking about them, incredible stories. People standing there crying and laughing and hugging me and acting like I am somebody. I am just some jerk who saved a bunch of old stuff,” Amey said.
Also new this year, visitors can pay $5 to throw an egg at a fire hydrant from Idora that didn’t work the day of the infamous blaze destroyed the fan-favorite Wild Cat wooden roller coaster.
The money will be donated to the Disabled Veterans of America.
The Idora Park Experience is also open Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.