The Fun Forest's big rides are being sold, dismantled and shipped off. The south part of Fun Forest, including the pavilion with the bumper cars and kiddieland, will remain open through Labor Day 2010.

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It’s been the most popular ride at the Seattle Center amusement park since it was installed in 1993 — but now the Windstorm roller coaster is headed to Texas.

The Fun Forest’s big rides are being sold, dismantled and shipped off. The south part of Fun Forest, including the pavilion with the bumper cars and kiddieland, will remain open through Labor Day 2010.

A remnant of the 1962 World’s Fair, the Fun Forest is a victim of declining revenue and a changing vision for Seattle Center. Steve Robertson, whose family owns the park, says he’s sold five of the big rides and has offers for the remaining two. With names like Wild River, Orbiter and Tornado, expect the rides to pop up at carnivals and fairs in California, Texas and the Midwest — and, if Robertson pulls off one deal, as far as Argentina.