Lusse Auto Scooters (Bumper Cars)

Lusse Auto Scooters at Knoebel's

Lusse Auto Scooters at Knoebel's

Lusse Auto Scooters are the most sought after brand of bumper car by enthusiasts. The old, heavy cars provide quite a "bang" during a collision if they are run at their intended speed. Newer cars, by Lusse and other manufacturers, just do not have the weight and are designed to hit "softer". On some of the greatest rides, you really have to hang on during a hit.

Lusse had a manufacturing plant in Southeast Pennsylvania and also produced amusement components for manufacturers of other rides. Alas, the Lusse rides are disappearing but a few parks have wisely chosen to keep these vintage rides and take care of them for continued enjoyment.


Operating Lusse Scooters

Bushkill Park Easton, PA
Camden Park (new style) Removed! Huntington, WV
Canada's Wonderland (new style) Maple, ON, Canada
Dutch Wonderland (new style) Lancaster, PA
Erieview Park (cars from Westview 1974 and Waldameer) Geneva-On-The-Lake,OH
Hoffman's Playland Latham, NY
Keansburg Amusement Park Keansburg, NJ
Knoebel's Amusement Resort Elysburg, PA
Oaks Park (new style) Portland, OR
Another park also has their Lusse's in storage and someday they may appear again


If you know of any other park that has Lusse brand auto scooters, please send email to

Thanks to Jim Waszak for much of the above information
Also thanks to Don Woodward of Erieview Park

1999 Joel W Styer. All rights reserved. Updated Tuesday, January 13, 2004
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