National Roller Coaster Museum to expand in 2019

By | October 15, 2018

PLAINVIEW, Texas — Thanks to the incredible generosity of the entire amusement industry, the National Roller Coaster Museum (NRCMA) is expanding its Plainview, Texas, archive facility to include a nearly 10,000-square-foot exhibition space to be named after founding board member and Uremet Corporation founder Mark Moore.

The Mark Moore Wing will display a portion of the Museum’s vast collection of artifacts, designs, photographs and ride vehicles for public viewing and for research purposes.  Its nearly three-story vaulted ceiling will allow the largest of the equipment and signage to be displayed, as well as providing a second floor mezzanine for additional exhibits.  The new building will be attached to the existing 10,000-square-foot archive space with a new entrance building featuring a 1930s Eyerly Octopus ticket booth, pre-experience theater and a multi-purpose carousel-themed meeting room.

Building construction will begin in spring 2019.  The interior design and exhibition space completion are estimated to conclude in the summer of 2021.  Fundraising for the expansion is continuing.  Donations can be made online at or by mailing the NRCMA at PO Box 5424, Arlington Texas 76005.

A 1:48 scale model of the entire museum building complex, including the donated artifacts, will be on display during the 2018 IAAPA Attractions Expo at the NRCMA booth #4314, November 12 – 16. The model was recently on display during the 2018 Golden Ticket Awards in Branson, Mo. After the IAAPA Expo, its industry tour will continue in January 2019 traveling to the annual AIMS Safety Seminar in Galveston, Texas.

The NRCMA continues to expand its collection of artifacts and archiving facilities in Plainview, Texas but the museum needs financial support from the amusement industry, it loyal fans and amusement parks everywhere if these efforts are to continue.