My parents took me there a few times as a kid.. we had family in Oregon, we lived in Washington. Best amusement park ever, though I have to admit that's through the eyes of an 8 year old. I have no idea what it looks like to adults as I haven't been back since the 80's.
Only downside is we didn't stop there more often.. we made multiple trips a year through Oregon and visited probably 3 times. Very sad news for a young kid.