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« on: July 09, 2013, 01:36:59 PM »

Discuss anything related to Jeepers!

It was a chain of family entertainment centers. It had a roller coaster called "Python Pit" and some other amusement park kiddie rides. There was one in the Walden Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga, NY that was under the old movie theater before the mall got expanded. I think Kahunaville later took Jeepers' spot after it closed.
 
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 05:16:21 PM »

Here's a picture of the Python Pit roller coaster that I was talking about!
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2013, 11:44:14 AM »

Well, this can be moved to Restaurants, as one is still open inside Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills, MI, as of September 22 of this year.
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2013, 12:25:56 PM »

^Oh, I thought the Jeepers! chain went out of business a lot of them had closed down!
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013, 02:21:07 AM »

the one in Albany became a Dave and Busters I never actually set foot in the place
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2013, 07:53:21 PM »

the one in Albany became a Dave and Busters I never actually set foot in the place

Isn't Dave & Busters in Crossgates Mall?  I thought the Jeepers was in Crossgates Commons across the street?  Close, though.


Actually for Jeepers - if you search the only thing that seems to come up is the site for mijeepers.com, which looks like the Michigan location(s?) as mentioned in a previous post.  Perhaps that's the only one(s?) left?

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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2014, 04:51:40 PM »

Actually for Jeepers - if you search the only thing that seems to come up is the site for mijeepers.com, which looks like the Michigan location(s?) as mentioned in a previous post.  Perhaps that's the only one(s?) left?

 Huh? I'm not sure, maybe a local investor bought some of the Michigan Jeepers! fun centers and continued to operate them under a different management then the national chain.
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2015, 08:43:56 PM »

Yes, Jeepers was in the Crossgates Commons in Albany. It opened in 1997, then closed in 2010 and is still vacant. I used to go there as a kid, I remember the python roller coaster. :)
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2015, 10:12:32 PM »

I believe there was one somewhere in Maryland as well. I've found some photos of me as a kid (taken around 1996 or 1997) riding the roller coaster in question and oversized bumper cars inside one location...in a mall, across from a Burger King. And that's all I can contribute there!
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2015, 05:20:09 PM »

I never got a chance to go to a Jeepers! fun center when I was little!  Angry
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« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2015, 07:13:09 AM »

There is also a place called "Zonkers" in Olathe, KS that used to be a Jeepers, but they kept almost EVERYTHING in and outside the building that was left over from Jeepers, including the python roller coaster, the slogan on the outside, and the statue of the monkey mascot right next to the entrance. Unfortunately, they're going to be moving out of that location (which is in a dead mall) in August, so likely all of that will disappear.
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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2015, 04:58:00 PM »

Well, this can be moved to Restaurants, as one is still open inside Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills, MI, as of September 22 of this year.

Noticed yesterday that this location has now closed and is currently being replaced by-yes-a Legoland Discovery Center, set to open next year.
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« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2017, 06:05:43 PM »

With the last Jeepers! fun center in Auburn Hills, MI gone, I guess we can say that Jeepers! is dead!

RIP Jeepers! fun centers.  Cry
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