One missing piece of Joyland meant far more to a former employee who was caretaker of the famous Joyland clown and organ for 15 years. Damian Mayes was 4 years old when he first met Louie, a nearly life-size carved clown who enchanted -and sometimes frightened visitors of all ages as he played the park’s automated Wurlitzer. Mayes said when he was 15 and doing renovations for the park.
American Photographs: Joyland Amusement Park. 325 likes. Photographic history of Joyland Amusement Park.
On February 19, 2015, the Wichita Police Department announced the return of Louie the Clown, the animatronic clown that used to play the park's Wurlitzer organ. He had gone missing over a decade prior and was found in the home of Damian Mayes, a former Joyland employee. In 2008, Wichita police received a tip that Mayes, who had maintained Louie and the organ, had the clown, but Mayes denied.
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Joyland Amusement Park opened in Wichita, Kansas, United States on June 12, 1949, and was in continuous operation until 2003.Since 2003 the park has been opened only for a single season and is currently closed. It had been the largest theme park in central Kansas and has a wooden roller coaster.
Nearly a decade ago a robotic clown mysteriously disappeared from Joyland park in Kansas. On Tuesday police recovered the missing clown animatronic, named Louie, at a sex offender's home in Wichita.
Louie the Clown, the mascot of the Joyland amusement park, who went missing from Wichita more than a decade ago has been found at the home of sex offender Damian Mayes.
Wichita police burglary detective Matt Lang discusses how he located Joyland’s organ-playing mascot Louie the Clown, foreground, at the daily police briefing in the Wichita City Hall police.
The story of Louis the Joyland Clown is a lurid, clickbait-y one: the adored organ-playing mascot of the Joyland Amusement Park in Wichita, KS, Louis was stolen back in 2005, shortly after the.
Joyland isn’t there anymore but if you want to see some of its signs and stuff, go to the Churn and Burn ice cream shop at Kellogg and Oliver. They have the main sign and few other vintage decorations from Joyland. It’s not the same at the actual park but still interesting.
The man accused of stealing Louie the Clown and other items from Joyland Amusement Park has been sentenced to more than a year in prison. Damian Mayes, 41, pleaded no contest in October to a.
Joyland's wood roller coaster (2003) Joyland's Whacky Shack (1997) Joyland's Wurlitzer organ with Louie the Clown in front of it (1981) Joyland Amusement Park is an abandoned amusement park in Wichita, Kansas, United States. It was in continuous operation for 55 years, from June 12, 1949 to 2004, closing permanently in 2006. It was once the largest theme park in central Kansas and featured a.
Joyland Amusement Park, Wichita, Kansas. 1.1K likes. Joyland Amusement Park was an amusement park in Wichita, Kansas, United States. It was in continuous.
Louie is an animated ceramic close-to-life-size clown, who played a Wurlitzer organ at the old Joyland theme park in Wichita for many years. The clown represented happy days and nightmarish.
A missing large ceramic clown that used to “play” the Wurlitzer piano at a Joyland Amusement Park in Wichita, Kansas, has turned up in the home of a man found guilty of child sex crimes. Louie the Clown went missing around 2005 or 2006, but wasn’t reported stolen until 2010. On Tuesday this week, when investigating a case tied to Damien.Several items stolen from the closed Joyland amusement park in Wichita have been found at a home where police earlier recovered Louie the Clown, a statue that greeted patrons of the park before.Joyland Amusement Park (Wichita, Kansas) (2,184 words) exact match in snippet view article storage, and eventual restoration. On February 19, 2015, the Wichita Police Department announced the return of Louie the Clown, the animatronic clown.