Mighty Wagon Train Ride

September 22, 2016

A new attraction has come to McPeek’s Mighty Maze!  Perfect for your little ones, our wagon train is sure to be a hit!



While it may be a new attraction, it is not new to my family.  This unique barrel ride was the idea of Rodney Reese, my grandfather.  


Grandpa and I "working" on a project in 1988.


It looks like my sister Chelsey and I are about 4 and 2 years in the picture before the wagons even had paint!  This must have been around 1990.


 Ryan, Chelsey and John McPeek trying out the wagon train.


The wagons were decoratively painted and several of the wagons even had electronics!  The green wagon boasted a fire engine siren!  That was perfect for the farm but perhaps a little on the loud side for the mighty maze :-) 



The “ School Bus” wagon came from my Grandpa Rodney and Grandma Mary's career as school bus drivers.  


 There's room for everyone in the "School Bus"!


The wagons were used around the farm for all of the kids and friends of the family.  They were pulled in parades in Coshocton and West Lafayette, Ohio.  There’s no doubt they were a joy to us as kids.


 West Lafayette Homecoming Parade.


West Lafayette Homecoming Parade.


After my grandparents sold their farm, the wagons were sold to Forest Hill Lake, just up the road from the mighty maze.  Out of site and out of mind for almost 20 years. we wondered how the wagon trains were getting along.  After contacting Lester at Forest Hill Lake, he happily lent the wagons to us at the Mighty Maze.


With the help of some talented young workers the wagons got cleaned up, received bright new paint jobs, and some nice cushy seats.


Looking as good as new we can’t wait until your kids get to try out this wagon train that we loved so much as kids!



Make fun fall memories with family and friends at McPeek's Mighty Maze! >>> www.mcpeeksmightymaze.com


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