Actually went as a non-local kid, probably around 1980, give or take a year. I got to ride an elephant, which was a highlight at that time of my life.Did anyone who wasn't local ever add Circus World to their trip? I remember looking at the brochure (favorite activity at the state welcome centers!) and thinking it looked like a rather unremarkable theme park.
Flash forward 30 years after I eventually moved to Champions Gate--which didn't exist when I was a kid--and head to my local Target, only to piece together from the street names (Home Run Way) and abandoned parking lots that it sits in roughly the same location where I rode an elephant decades before.
But otherwise, yeah, overall pretty unremarkable.