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Die dodelikste ongeluk in die achtbaan in Amerika

Meer as 'n eeu lank bied achtbane en ander pretparkritte opwinding deur die lyn tussen eng en pret te loop. Mees onlangs 'n aantrekkingskrag van die Ohio State Fair, bekend as die vuur ...lees meer

6 Vroeë pretparke

1. Steeplechase Park Steeplechase Park, wat in 1897 deur die entrepreneur George C. Tilyou geopen is, was die eerste van drie groot pretparke wat Coney Island in New York op die kaart geplaas het. Die park het sy naam gekry van sy kenmerkende aantrekkingskrag, 'n staalspoor van 1,100 voet, waar beskermhere kon ...lees meer


Die verlore pretparke van Columbus

Het u geweet dat Columbus, Ohio, eens 'n tuiste was vir vier verskillende pretparke? In die vroeë parke was daar swembaddens wat 5 000 mense op dieselfde tyd kon huisves. Die nuutste opwindende ritte het mense laat jubel, mans en vroue wat ure lank in danspaviljoene, in achtbane en nog baie meer.

Kan u dit nie voorstel nie? Wel, u kan lees oor die pretparke van Columbus en#8217 in die verlede en foto's hieronder sien!

Minerva Pretpark

Minerva Pretpark het in die somer van 1895 geopen en was die eerste pretpark in Franklin County. Die park het 'n dieretuin, 'n ornitologiese museum, 'n achtbaan van die Scenic Railway en selfs 'n waterglybaan. Die oorspronklike danssaal van Minerva Pretpark het in 1896 afgebrand, en 'n casino het sy plek ingeneem. Vreemd genoeg was die casino nie 'n plek om te dobbel nie, maar 'n plek om vaudeville-optredes, orkestoptredes en ander vermaak van hoë gehalte te geniet.

Die park moes in 1902 sy hekke sluit omdat Minerva Pretpark nie kon meeding met die gewildheid van Olentangy Park nie. Die nuwe park was baie nader aan die middestad en dit was makliker vir die algemene publiek om daarheen te kom. The Village of Minerva Park bring hulde aan Franklin County se eerste pretpark deur sy naam te neem.

Die Minerva -pretparkhek via die versameling van die Columbus Metropolitan Library Minerva -pretpark via die versameling van die Columbus Metropolitan Library Die Scenic Railway Roller Coaster via Columbus Metropolitan Library Collection Die Minerva -pretpark -casino via die versameling van die Columbus Metropolitan Library

Olentangy Park

Van Olentangy Park …, die pretpark is die eerste keer geopen in 1899. Dit word bestuur deur die Dusenbury Brothers wat wou hê dat hul park 'n gesinsvriendelike plek is om te besoek. Olentangy Park was 'n besienswaardigheid en het 'n pragtige teater, 'n Loop-the-Loop-rit, 'n Shoot-the-Chutes-rit, Reuzenradwiele en vele ander opwindings in die 44 jaar wat dit oop was. In sy bloeitydperk was Olentangy Park die grootste pretpark in die land.

Daaglikse besoekers het begin afneem tydens die Groot Depressie. Baie pretparke regoor die land is gedwing om te sluit en Olentangy Park was geen uitsondering nie. Die park het uiteindelik in 1938 gesluit en die ritte daarvan is aan verskeie ander parke verkoop. Vandag is die woonstelkompleks Olentangy Village geleë waar die pretpark gestaan ​​het. Alhoewel Olentangy Park dalk al lankal verby is, kan u steeds in die Columbus Zoo and Aquarium met sy grillige karrousel ry.

Die Olentangy Park -teater via Columbus Metropolitan Library Collection Die Loop-the-Loop-rit in Olentangy Park via Columbus Metropolitan Library Collection Die Shoot-the-Chutes-rit in Olentandy Park via Columbus Metropolitan Library Collection Olentandy Park via Columbus Metropolitan Library Collection

Indianola Park

Indianola Park, wat in 1905 geopen is, was in die hartjie van die universiteitsdistrik. Dit het gestrek van 18de Laan tot Norwichlaan en 4de Straat tot Big Fourstraat - 'n totaal van 30 hektaar. Hierdie pretpark het nie net talle ritte en onderhoude nie, maar het ook 'n groot swembad, 'n danssaal en later 'n verhoog waar toermusiekgroepe kon optree. Die park was uiters gewild en dit was nie ongewoon dat duisende Columbusiete op 'n enkele dag in die swembad gaan duik het nie.

Die park is in 1937 gesluit weens moeilike finansiële tye, nog 'n slagoffer van die Groot Depressie. 11 jaar later kry die eiendom 'n tweede kans om te lewe en die Indianola Park -winkelsentrum is gebou.

Die Indianola Park Gate via Columbus Metropolitan Library Collection Die massiewe swembad en danssaal in Indianola Park via Columbus Metropolitan Library Collection Indianola Park ’s karrusel via Columbus Metropolitan Library Collection 'N Konsert word in Indianola Park uitgevoer via die Columbus Metropolitan Library Collection

Norwood Pretpark

Hierdie gewilde bestemming in Bexley, op die hoek van Alum Creek Drive en E. Livingston Ave., het meer as 20 besienswaardighede gehad. Norwood het verskeie kinderritte, 'n klein reuzenrad, 'n swembad en ander roterende uitstallings gehad.

Die park was tot laat 1950's oop en was die laaste oorblywende pretpark in die Columbus -omgewing. Norwood is na bewering afgebreek om plek te maak vir die I-70-afrit van Alum Creek-rylaan. Die ruimte waar die park vroeër gestaan ​​het, staan ​​vandag bekend as Pump House Park.

'N Bovenaanzicht wat 'n baie algemene gebied van Norwood -pretpark via Facebook toon Kinders op 'n bootrit by Norwood -pretpark via Facebook 'N Seuntjie op 'n motorfietsrit by die pretpark Norwood via Facebook

Oorspronklik gepubliseer 14/07/17. Opgedateer 3/2/20.

Hollywood

Buite die Disney Brothers Studio op Kingswell Ave. in Los Angeles in 1925. Links na regs: Lillian Bounds Disney (Walt 's se vrou) Walt Disney Ruth Disney (Walt en Roy 's suster) Roy Disney en Roy 's vrou Edna.

Disney en sy broer het hul geld bymekaargemaak om 'n tekenprentateljee in Hollywood op te rig. Die Kingswell -ateljee was twee blokke wes van die seuntjie se oom Robert se huis waar albei gebly het. Hulle vervaardig die 'quotAlice in Cartoonland' -reeks en 'n paar van die' Oswald the Lucky Rabbit' -reeks hier. Dit is waar die Walt Disney Company amptelik op 16 Oktober 1923 begin het.

Hy moes 'n verspreider kry vir sy nuwe Alice Comedies & mdash wat hy in Kansas City begin maak het, maar Disney het nooit 'n verspreiding gestuur nie, maar stuur 'n onvoltooide prent aan die verspreider van New York, Margaret Winkler, wat onmiddellik aan hom teruggeskryf het. Sy was lus vir 'n verspreidingsooreenkoms met Disney vir meer lewendige aksies/geanimeerde kortbroeke gebaseer op Alice's Wonderland.


6 Joyland Pretpark


Toe dit in 1942 geopen word, word Joyland beskou as die grootste pretpark in die suidweste, met 'n trein, 'n reuzenrad, 'n draai, 'n kantel-a-wervel en 'n achtbaan, en dit is die belangrikste en berugste trekpleister.

Die park sou uiteindelik toeneem met 'n houtvloerrit, 'n spookagtige aantrekkingskragrit, swaaie, stampmotors en vele ander karnaval-aantreklikhede, sowel as konserte en buitelugfeeste.

Hoewel die park 'n handjievol ritverwante sterftes beleef het, sou die moord op 'n werknemer in die park 'n paar skaduwees oor die park gooi in 1982. Michael King, 'n werknemer, sou in 'n onderonsie met vier mans van 17 tot 21 jaar beland het nadat die mans sluip na ure in die park in. King is doodgesteek, en die polisie het die mans in hegtenis geneem, die twee minderjarige seuns laat gaan en aanklagte teen Dwight Sayles en Victor C. Walker aanhangig gemaak.

Sayles sou skuld beken op vrywillige manslag en vyf tot twintig jaar gevangenisstraf opgelê word, met die geskiktheid van parool in agt jaar. [5]

Na die moord sal die park aanhou werk en groei, en nog 'n achtbaan byvoeg, maar tragedie sal dit steeds teister. 'N Werknemer by die instandhouding van 'n park word dood nadat hy deur 'n achtbaan raakgery is, en in 2004 sou 'n dertienjarige meisie beseer word na 'n val van 30 meter van die reuzenrad, wat tot 'n reeks finansiële probleme en geskille sou lei. dit sou uiteindelik die park laat sluit.

Die 57 hektaar groot Joyland is in 2018 gekoop deur Gregory en Tina Dunnegan, eienaars van tentondernemings wat van plan is om nuwe vreugde in die verlate park te bring deur dit 'n buitelug-geleentheid vir troues, konserte en rondreisende karnavalle te maak.


Verlore en verlate pretparke in Pennsylvania

Pretparke het die afgelope 150 jaar dramaties verander.

Hulle het begin as 'n aansporing deur trollieondernemings om die naweekbestuur te verhoog, met piekniekboorde en dikwels teaters of bote. Swem en ritte het later sterker besienswaardighede geword.

Baie van die parke in Pennsylvania is gesluit as gevolg van die einde van die trolliediens, verhoogde versekeringskoste en mededinging met ander parke. Ander is gesluit na erge storms en brande.

Hier is 'n paar van die meer bekende parke van die verlede.

'N Werker loop verby een van die besienswaardighede in die pretpark Williams Grove in 2007. Die meeste ritte is opgeveil nadat die park gesluit is. (Dan Gleiter/PennLive.com LêER)

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Williams Grove Pretpark (1850-2005)

Monroe Township, Cumberland County

Die oorblyfsels van hierdie verlate temapark in Monroe Township sal herleef vir 'n Halloween-geleentheid van een nag.

Williams Grove het in 2005 gesluit na meer as 150 jaar in die sakewêreld. Die meeste van die ritte is opgeveil, hoewel die geraamte van 'n achtbaan een van die min herinneringe aan die verlede is.

Forks Township, Northampton County

Bushkill Park is nie permanent gesluit nie, maar dit is op 'n lang stilte.

Die park is oorstroom deur die orkaan Ivan in 2004. Eienaars Sammy Baurkot en Neal Fehnel het kort daarna begin met die opruimingspogings, maar hulle het nie meer geld gehad nie en moes die projek laat wag. Die eienaars het ook bestuurskwessies en bykomende oorstromings ondervind, wat almal die heropening verder vertraag het.

Die park gaan voort met die herbou van besienswaardighede.

'N Poskaart in die versameling van Jack Hiddlestone en#x27s toon die swemarea van Lake Lincoln in Nay Aug Park, Scranton, Pa. (AP Photo/Jimmy May)

Nay Aug Park (1931-1990)

Scranton, Lackawanna County

Nay Aug Park staan ​​steeds as 'n munisipale park in Scranton, maar dit was etlike dekades een van die staat se talle pretparke.

Die park is deur die Karl en Ralph Strohl bedryf. Dit bevat 'n verskeidenheid ritte en 'n danssaal, wat later in 'n arcade verander is. Die hout -achtbaan is in 1987 gesluit en ritte is in 1990 verkoop.

White Swan Park (1955-1990)

White Swan het in 1955 geopen om voordeel te trek uit die baba-oplewing na die Tweede Wêreldoorlog.

Dit het sewe ritte om te begin en drie mere, maar geen wit swane soos die naam sou impliseer nie. Eienaar Roy Todd was van plan om swane na die park te bring, maar het nie die idee gevolg nie, want dit sou 'n prooi wees vir wild.

Die park moes na die 1989 -seisoen sluit om plek te maak vir Route 60 na die Pittsburgh Internasionale Lughawe. PennDOT het $ 4 miljoen vir die eiendom betaal.

Die Red Streaker, 'n houtonderlegger wat in die 1950's gebou is, is deur David Pickstone gekoop
tydens 'n veiling in Willow Mill Park in 1994. Die pretpark sluit 1989. (Patriot-News lêer)

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Willow Mill Park (1929-1989)

Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County

Willow Mill is in 1929 as 'n pretpark geopen en het verskeie ritte langs 'n herberg ingesluit. Die meule wat op die erf was, het voorheen onder die parkeienaar in verval geraak.

Die park is oorstroom met reën toe orkaan Agnes die gebied in 1972 tref. Herstelwerk is gedoen en Willow Mill is die volgende jaar uitgebrei.

Dit bly tot 1989 toe, toe dit gesluit is as gevolg van hoër versekeringskoste en laer bywoning.

Zieber 's Park/West Point Park (1868-1989)

West Point, Montgomery County

West Point Park was die laaste oorblywende pretpark in die provinsies rondom Philadelphia.

Dit het begin toe die boer Hesekiah Zieber sy land vir piekniekgangers in 1868 oopgemaak het. Hy het ook palmlesings, ape en bote gehad om besoekers te vermaak.

Die gebied is later herdoop en meer besienswaardighede is ingebring. West Point het 'n skaatsbaan, 'n achtbaan en ander ritte.

Nou is die grond meestal bedek met huise, maar die dam bly oor.

Butler Township, Luzerne County

Hierdie park het van 1957 tot 1988 begin. Dit het met slegs ses ritte begin, maar het tot 1985 gegroei toe die Barletta -gesin die park aan Mirthmaster Inc.

Ritte is opgeveil en die oorblywende strukture is later geslyp.

'N Ou foto van die bestuurder lui by Lakeview Park in Royersford. Let op die leeu in die syspan. Daardie was die dae.

Geplaas deur Bill Adams op Saterdag 18 Januarie 2014

Lakeview Pretpark (1919-1987)

Royersford, Montgomery County

Hierdie trolliepark het toegegee aan hoër versekeringskoste en gesluit na die 1987 -seisoen, 'n paar jaar voordat die laaste van sy ritte in 1991 opgeveil is.

Onder die besienswaardighede van Lakeview was drie achtbane, 'n reuzenrad en bootritte op die meer.

Die Lakeview -winkelsentrum staan ​​waar die park vroeër was.

Rocky Glen Park (1886-1987)

Rocky Glen het as 'n trolliepark oopgemaak, maar was 'n hele eeu lank gewild. Dit is ontwerp deur die legendariese argitek van die achtbaan Fred Ingersoll.

Gedurende die 1920's het 'n konflik tussen destydse eienaars Ben Sterling, John Nallan en Joseph Jennings daartoe gelei dat 'n heining die park in twee verdeel het. Sterling het in die vyftigerjare volle eienaarskap ontvang en tot by die sewentigerjare, toe hy dit verkoop het, 'n goeie bywoning behaal.

Die nuwe eienaars het die park as 'n Ghost Town in die Glen hernoem met 'n Wild West -tema. Dit verander weer in 1979, en dit word in 1983 die naam Rocky Glen.

Die afname in die vervaardigingsgeleenthede in die omgewing het tot minder besoekers gelei, en die park het in 1987 gesluit as gevolg van verminderde bywoning en hoër versekeringskoste. Ritte is in 1988 opgeveil.

'N Reeks brande het die gebied geteister van die sluiting van die park tot 1994, toe die stad besluit het om die wat oorbly van Rocky Glen af ​​te breek.

Ontelaunee Park, Rt.143, New Tripoli, PA. Homer Nathan Snyder was die eienaar en bestuur van die New Tripoli Garage van 1914 tot.

Geplaas deur Lehigh Valley History op Dinsdag 28 Julie 2015

Ontelaunee Park (1929-1987)

New Tripoli, Lehigh County

'N Motorhuiseienaar het Ontelaunee Park in 1929 geopen. Hy het onder meer 'n teater, danspaviljoen en 'n draaibank bygevoeg voordat hy dit in 1966 verkoop het.

Die park het nog 'n paar keer van eienaar verander en uiteindelik sy ritte in 1987 opgeveil.

Ontelaunee is in 2000 aan die Lynn Township verkoop en bedryf die grond nou as 'n munisipale park.

Hanson 's Pretpark (1891-1984)

Harveys Lake, Luzerne County

Die lang geskiedenis van hierdie trolliepark begin met 'n piekniekbos, soos die meeste ander parke van sy tyd.

'N Danspaviljoen en 'n ronddraai het gedurende die eerste jare gesorg vir vermaak. 'N Reuzenrad is in 1908 bygevoeg en die park se eerste achtbaan in 1910.

Hanson's bly tot 1984 toe die Amusement Inspection Act wet word en hoër versekeringskoste veroorsaak het. Dit gekombineer met 'n gebreekte achtbaan het veroorsaak dat die eienaars sy toerusting opgeveil het en die park gesluit het.

Chadds Ford, Delaware County

Lenape Park was een van die eerste trollieparke wat in die staat oopgemaak is. Die West Chester Street Railway Company het dit in 1891 geopen.

Die park het sy karrusel in 1978 verkoop om kop bo water te hou. Sy raam het 'n tuiste gevind in Carousel World, maar die perde is wyd en syd versprei. Lenape het steeds finansieel gesukkel en het in 1985 gesluit.

Nou is die land Brandwine Picnic Park.

Lakewood Park (1916-1984)

Barnesville, Schuylkill County

Lakewood het, soos baie ander parke van sy tyd, begin as 'n kuier- en swemarea. Dit het 'n mensgemaakte meer en stroom.

Tydens sy geskiedenis het Lakewood nasionale optredes aangebied, waaronder Dick Clark, Chubby Checker en Alan Alda.

Die swembad het in die 1960's gesluit as gevolg van dalende bywoning. Die park is steeds in bedryf om feeste aan te bied en 'n paar ritte te onderneem. Dit het amptelik in 1984 gesluit.

Die balsaal is in 1998 deur 'n brand verwoes.

'N Poskaart toon die rolbaan by Rocky Springs Park in West Lampeter Township. (dfirecop/Flickr.com)

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Rocky Springs Park (1899-1983)

West Lampeter Township, Lancaster County

Rocky Springs het baie besienswaardighede gehad, begin met 'n danspaviljoen en het tientalle ritte onderneem, waaronder vier achtbane in sy geskiedenis.

Die park is in 1966 opgerig. Dit is in 1978 gekoop en teen $ 1 miljoen herstel, maar die herlewing duur slegs tot 1983 as gevolg van 'n lae bywoning.

Daar is later woonstelle op 'n deel van die eiendom gebou. 'N Munisipale park met dieselfde naam bestaan ​​uit die ander deel. Alhoewel diens na Rocky Springs in 1947 geëindig het, bly die trollie -stasie vandag nog saam met 'n paar ander aandenkings in die park.

Die Rocky Springs Carousel is aan die einde van die negentigerjare deur $ 1,3 miljoen aan gemeenskapsskenkings gekoop, maar dit word steeds gebêre.

Indian Trail Park, langs Route 248, Northampton, PA, het ritte, 'n swembad en 'n restaurant gehad. Die park is in 1929 geopen en gesluit in 1984. Lehigh Township besit vandag die eiendom.

Geplaas deur Lehigh Valley History op Dinsdag 20 September 2016

Indian Trail Park (1929-1983)

Lehigh Township, Northampton County

Die park is in 1929 geopen met 'n swembad en ritte. Sy klein houtonderlegger

Afnemende bywoning in die sewentigerjare het die park genoop om sy ritte te verkoop en die onderlegger in 1976 af te breek. Dit het in 1984 gesluit.

Nou is die grond in besit van Lehigh Township en word dit as 'n munisipale park bedryf.

Fantasyland was een van die eerste temaparke in die staat.

Dit het gesluit nadat die eienaar in 1980 afgetree het en die grond en ritte verkoop het. Die eienaars, Kenneth en Thelma Dick, het die res van hul lewe in 'n huis naby die ingang van die Gettysburg Battlefield Museum geleef. Dié huis is in 2012 afgebreek.

'N Skuur in Fairview Park in Salem Township, Westmoreland County. (Foto via Wikimedia Commons)

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Fairview Park (1945-1980)

Salem Township, Westmoreland County

'N Groep Afro-Amerikaanse kerke het Fairview Park in 1945 geopen om voorsiening te maak vir die swart gemeenskap wat die meeste ander parke in die omgewing belet het. Fairview het 'n achtbaan, skaatsbaan en ander ritte gehad, asook lugballonne.

West View Park (1906-1977)

West View, Allegheny County

Die achtbaanontwerper Theodore Harton het West View in 1906 geopen. Dit bevat ritte wat deur sy onderneming gebou is, waaronder die eerste onderlegger in die staat met druppels van meer as 50 voet, asook kuierplekke en 'n balsaal.

West View was die laaste park in Pennsylvania wat deur 'n trollielyn bedien is. Die bywoning het gedaal nadat die trolliediens in 1965 beëindig is. Die dood van die destydse eienaar George Harton III het veroorsaak dat die park in verval geraak het en dat meer besoekers Kennywood besoek het. Die park het in 1977 gesluit.

Die grond is in 1980 geslyp om plek te maak vir 'n winkelsentrum.

Willow Grove Park (1896-1975)

Willow Grove, Montgomery County

Hierdie park is in 1896 geopen en het dit dekades lank oorleef as een van die grootste pretparke in die staat. 'N Groot musieklokaal het noemenswaardige kunstenaars na die park gebring, waaronder die New York Symphony en John Philip Sousa, wat ook van sy musiek by Willow Grove geskryf het.

Die park het in 1975 gesluit na 'n onsuksesvolle poging om die bywoning met 'n Wild West -tema te verhoog.

Die gebied is in 1980 vernietig en 'n winkelsentrum is in die plek daarvan gebou.

Swembad was eens in die voormalige Ideal Park naby die dorpie Benscreek, Somerset County, net buite Johnstown.

Geplaas deur Jackson-Township historiese bewaring op Donderdag, 22 Mei 2014

Ideal Park/Fun City (1921-1973)

Benscreek, Somerset County

Ideal Park is gebou om voordeel te trek uit die groeiende gewildheid van swem in die 1920's. Dit is in 1921 geopen.

In 1955 is dit vir $ 115 000 verkoop en het dit die naam Fun City gekry. Die nuwe eienaars het ritte, 'n wit sandstrand bygevoeg en die swembad en badhuise opgradeer.

Ritte is in 1973 verwyder.

Rolling Green Park (1908-1972)

Hummels Wharf, Snyder County

Hierdie trolliepark het elke naweek 'n teater en vuurwerke gehad. Dit het later twee achtbanke en 'n kantel-omdraai bygevoeg, asook die teater in 'n prethuis verander.

Orkaan Agnes het Rolling Green in 1972 getref en die park is gesluit weens die verwoesting.

Op die Facebook -blad van die Embassy Theatre en#039 plaas ek 'n foto van die tropiese storm Agnes -vloed van 1972 waters voor.

Geplaas deur Kishacoquillas Park Project op Vrydag, 26 Junie 2015

Derry Township, Mifflin County

Kishacoquillas, oftewel Kish Park, was een van Pennsylvania se vele trollieparke. Dit het die depressie en die Tweede Wêreldoorlog oorleef, maar die eienaars het besluit om dit te sluit na die vernietiging van die orkaan Agnes in 1972. Die eienaars het die ritte en onderdele aan ander beskadigde parke verkoop.

Kishacoquillas het egter 'n skyn van die verlede, aangesien geboue herbou is in plaas van geslyp. Die ou spookhuis is nou deel van 'n gemeenskapsteater, die arcade is 'n township -motorhuis en die bumper -motorstruktuur hou nou piekniektafels.

Hanover Park/Sans Souci Park (1880-1970)

Hanover Township, Luzerne County

Hierdie trolliepark het 'n paar herhalings ondergaan: Hanover Grove van 1880-1892, Hanover Park van 1893-1904 en Sans Souci Park tot 1970.

Die park het tydens sy geskiedenis vier roller coasters gehad. Dit het ook 'n spookhuis gehad.

Butztown, Northampton County

Willow Park het net meer as 'n dosyn ritte en 'n swembad van byna 1 miljoen liter gehad, maar baie onthou dit meer vir die vreemde promosie wat 'n man wat 'n week lank in 'n glaskis begrawe was, behels het. Besoekers kon met hom deur 'n buis praat.

Vir #ThrowbackThursday: Forest Park, Chalfont, 1908. Hierdie park, geleë tussen die noordelike tak van die Neshaminy en.

Geplaas deur Doylestown Historical Society op Donderdag, 15 September 2016

Forest Park was byna 'n eeu lank 'n piekniekbos voordat dit in 1932 deur die ontwerper van die pretpark Richard Lusse gekoop is, wat ritte bygevoeg het en entertainers soos Mae West bespreek het om skare te lok.

Die park het in die 1950's erge oorstromings gehad en in 1968 gesluit.

FEITE VAN MCKEESPORT: Rainbow Gardens is in 1924 met 'n rolskaatsring geopen, en 'n swembad is twee jaar bygevoeg.

Geplaas deur McKeesport Past op Maandag 28 September 2015

Rainbow Gardens (1924-1968)

White Oak, Allegheny County

Hierdie park is in 1924 geopen, met die belangrikste trekpleister 'n rolbaan. Twee jaar later is 'n groot swembad bygevoeg.

Die park het in 1968 veroordeel sodat Pennsylvania in die plek daarvan 'n snelweg kon bou, maar die staat het nie die planne nagekom nie.

Die land is nou die tuiste van die Oak Park -winkelsentrum.

Edgewood Park (1905-1964)

Shamokin, Northumberland County

Hierdie trolliepark het 'n achtbaan, spoorweg en rolbaan. 'N Swembad wat in 1926 by Edgewood geopen is.

Geroeste achtbaanmotors sit verlate in die voormalige Arielpark. (skermskoot van WNEP -video)

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Lake Ariel Park (1875-1958)

Lake Township, Wayne County

Hierdie park het in 1875 as 'n piekniekbos langs die meer geopen.

Dit het gedurende die eerste dekades verskeie kere toegemaak en heropen, maar twee achtbane en ander ritte het dit in die 1920's nuwe lewe gegee.

Terwyl die park tydens die Tweede Wêreldoorlog nie floreer het nie, was dit die een-twee stoot van 'n orkaan en sneeustorm wat die park in 1958 gesluit het.

Sommige dele van die park bly in 'n toegegroeide gebied, waaronder achtbaanmotors en 'n bank.

Eienaar Alvan Markle Sr het Hazle Park amptelik in 1892 gestig en 'n groot boog oor die ingang by 202 W.

Geplaas deur Lehigh Valley History op Maandag 18 Julie 2016

West Hazleton, Luzerne County

Hierdie piekniekterrein is in 1892 in 'n pretpark verander. 'N Meer en tuine lok besoekers gedurende die eerste paar jaar. In 1905 is 'n achtbaan bygevoeg, gevolg deur ander ritte en 'n teater.

Die park kon nie met ander parke meeding nie en is in 1956 gesluit.

Die Mount Scenic Railway word getoon in hierdie 1910 -beeld van Woodside Park, Philadelphia. (Biblioteekmaatskappy van Philadelphia)

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Woodside Park (1897-1955)

Nog een van die vele trollieparke wat aan die einde van die 19de eeu geopen is, is Woodside in 1897 gestig. Dit was die eerste park met stootwaentjies toe Lusse Manufacturing die rit daarheen in 1923 getoets het.

"My pa was 30 jaar lank 'n bestuurder daar en ek het die voordeel gehad van gratis kaartjies vir al die ritte, insluitend die Crystal Pool," het Robert Connolly aan die East Falls Historical Society gesê. Hulle het drie bestuurders daar gehad - een aan die onderkant, een aan die middelkant, en my pa het die boonste punt gehad waar die vliegtuie, die danssaal, die beeldstudio, die musieksaal, die enge spookhuis, die stokperdjies en die Hummer was. & quot

Woodside bly in bedryf tot 1955. Dit het gesluit as gevolg van stygende eiendomskoste en verminderde bywoning.


Onthou die verlore pretparke van Texas

"Meerminne" het vertonings gelewer wat uit 'n onderwater duikboot -teater gesien kon word.

7 van 60 Aquarena Springs, San Marcos

En wie kan Ralph die beroemde swemvark en sy berugte "varkduik" vergeet.

8 van 60 Aquarena Springs, San Marcos

Deesdae is die eens beroemde oord 'n omgewingsopvoedingsentrum, die Meadows-sentrum vir water en die omgewing.

10 van 60 AstroWorld, Houston

AstroWorld is bedink deur die voormalige burgemeester van Houston, regter Roy Hofheinz, as 'n eweknie van die Astrodome.

11 van 60 AstroWorld, Houston

'N Ruiter spat op 1 Junie 1973 op AstroWorld se Bamoo Shoot Ride.

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Die Texas Cyclone is gebou as 'n replika van die Coney Island Cyclone, maar langer en vinniger.

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14 van 60 Busch Gardens, Houston

Busch Gardens, langs die Anheuser-Busch-brouery, was 'n temapark van 40 hektaar met honderde eksotiese, tropiese voëls uit Asië en Suid-Amerika, plus 'n koepelvormige ysgrot met seeleeus, ysbere en pikkewyne in 'n arktiese omgewing. Dit het binne twee jaar gesluit.

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'N Nar laat 'n jongeling in 'n wilde driewiel ry, 1971.

17 van 60 Busch Gardens, Houston

Voëlkyk was 'n voltydse werk vir die personeel van Busch Gardens, Jerry Franklin, links, Sally Chalmers en Carla Taft. Die park het honderde eksotiese, tropiese voëls uit Asië en Suid -Amerika gehad.

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19 van 60 Busch Gardens, Houston

'N Parkbesoeker gly af nadat hy in die grasdakboomhuis in die Busch Gardens van Houston geklim het.

20 van 60 Castle Golf and Games, Houston

Castle Golf and Games was meer as 'n miniatuur gholfbaankompleks rondom 'n replika -kasteel. Dit het ook bufferbote en kolfhokke, videospeletjies en skeefbal. Foto: Februarie 1981.

22 van 60 Castle Golf and Games, Houston

Die laaste swaai op die gholfbaan sou die bal in die kasteel skiet.

23 van 60 Castle Golf and Games, Houston

Totdat dit in 2012 gesloop is, was Castle Golf and Games geleë langs Loop 610 naby US 290. (Hierdie foto is geneem nadat die park gesluit is.)

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Uiteindelik is die park gesloop vir 'n snelweguitbreiding. (Hierdie foto is geneem nadat die park gesluit is.)

26 van 60 EarthQuest Adventures, Houston

Beplanning het in 2005 begin, in 2011 bankrot

Die onderneming, 'n parkprojek van $ 500 miljoen wat op 'n dinosourus-tema was, het bankrot geraak voordat die park werklik gerealiseer is.

28 van 60 EarthQuest Adventures, Houston

Beplanning het in 2005 begin, in 2011 bankrot

Geleë langs US 59 naby New Caney, sou dit sewe keer groter wees as Houston se AstroWorld met 50 besienswaardighede wat die omgewingsbestuur beklemtoon. Daar sal 'n waterpark van 12 hektaar bestaan ​​uit 'n terugtrekkende gletser, 'n dierepark met bedreigde spesies en 'n rit deur 'n land met 'n vurige vulkaan en lewensgrootte dinosourusse.

29 van 60 EarthQuest Adventures, Houston

Beplanning het in 2005 begin, in 2011 bankrot

Ontwikkelaars het die projek weer in 2014 aangepak, met die visie van 'n park van 500 hektaar groot Disney-park.

31 van 60 Fame City - Fame City Waterworks - Adventure Bay - Funplex, Houston

Hierdie mega-kompleks, wat in die weste van Houston geleë is, was 'n groot binnenshuise speelplek vir kinders, met karre, karke, minigolf, lasermerk, 'n rolbalbaan en 'n reuzenrad. Daar was ook 'n aangrensende waterpark.

32 van 60 Speletjies People Play, Houston

Games People Play, 'n klein maar geliefde pretpark langs FM 1960, het drie waterglybane, 'n kolfhok, 'n speelhal en 'n minigolfbaan.

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Hanna – Barbera Land kon nie met Astroworld meeding nie, en was slegs twee seisoene oop.

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35 van 60 Hanna Barbera Land, Lente

Die pretpark was gebaseer op die wêrelde van die Hanna-Barbera-tekenprente soos "The Flinstones", "Yogi Bear" en "Scooby-Doo."

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37 van 60 Hanna-Barbera Land, Lente

Dit bevat 'n karrousel, 'n Scooby-Doo-achtbaan, 'n enorme oerwoudgimnasium en poppekasvertonings.

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Daar was ook swaanpedaalbote.

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40 van 60 Magic Landing, El Paso

Magic Landing was een van die twee temaparke van El Paso wat in die 1980's bedryf is. Dit het stootwaentjies en roeibote, 'n swaaiende seerowerskip en 'n reuzenrad en 'n noodlottige achtbaan genaamd die Wildcat.

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41 van 60 Magic Landing, El Paso

In 1988 is 'n 18-jarige werknemer vermoor terwyl hy 'n besoeker wou help om 'n bofbalpet uit die achtbaanbane te haal. Die achtbaan het afgekom terwyl sy arm oor die baan gespan is en dit afgesny het. Hy is ure later in die hospitaal dood.

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Na die dood van 'n werknemer kon die park nie die versekering bekostig om in besigheid te bly nie.

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Na jare van vandalisme en brandstigting is Magic Landing platgeslaan.

46 van 60 Playland Park, Houston

Playland Park was die eerste pretpark van Texas. Die voorloper van AstroWorld, Playland Park, het 'n kantel-en-draai, loop-de-loop en 'rollie' achtbaan. Toe dit die eerste keer oopgemaak word, word The Rocket beskou as "die grootste achtbaan ter wêreld". Sommige Houstonians deel hul die vroegste herinneringe aan Playland Park, hier.

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Playland Park se slagspreuk: "The fun spot of San Antonio."

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Playland Park is gesluit in 1980. Vyf jaar later is die vuurpyl uitmekaar gehaal en opgewek as die Phoenix in Knoebels Pretpark in Pennsylvania.

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50 van 60 Playland Park, San Antonio

Die terrein van Playland Park, geleë op N. Alamo by Broadway, is 'n vakante perseel van 12,5 hektaar groot

52 van 60 Plesier Pier, Port Arthur

Plesier Pier het begin met 'n danssaal en 'n achtbaan. 'N Balsaal, 'n swembad in Olimpiese grootte en 'n 18-putjie-gholfbaan het gevolg.

53 van 60 Plesier Pier, Port Arthur

Aangesien skepe gereeld die brug tref, het toegang beperk geword. Dan het storms, brande en erosie uiteindelik al die fasiliteite vernietig.

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Voordat ons Sea World gehad het, het Texans somervakansies deurgebring om Sea-Arama Marineworld in Galveston te besoek.

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Sea-Arama was volgens die webwerf een van die eerste parke met 'n oseaan-tema ter wêreld: Remembering Sea Arama Marineworld.

58 of 60 Sunshine Amusement Park, San Antonio

This amusement park was located on Roosevelt and Southcross.

59 of 60 Sunshine Amusement Park, San Antonio

This amusement park was located on Roosevelt and Southcross.

Stomach-hurling, whiplash roller coasters seem to have been a staple of teenage summers since they were invented. And while Six Flags sends fans head-over-heels screaming and boomeranging back for repeat thrills, the heyday for independent, kitschy theme parks was before the dominance of the Dallas-based chain Six Flags.

For many Texans growing up in the '60s, '70s and '80s, AstroWorld was hands-down the ultimate rite-of-passage amusement park &mdash whether you lived in Houston or traveled hours to brave that rickety, terrifying Texas Cyclone.

San Antonians of a certain generation had Playland Park and the Rocket roller coaster, which was actually the first "rollie" in Texas erected in the 1940s. Playland Park was in fact Texas' first amusement park. Originally located in Houston, the predecessor to AstroWorld, it moved to San Antonio in the 1960s. But many recall their first dates and back to school parties there.

Click through the gallery above for a brief history of Texas theme parks that are long gone but not forgotten, from Sea-Arama in Galveston to El Paso's ill-fated Magic Landing.

And remember life before Sea World docked in S.A.? We had Aquarena Springs in San Marcos with "mermaids" and Ralph the swimming pig, famous for his swine dive.

Many of these parks went under when Six Flags rose in the 1990s, and when Sea World came to San Antonio. Some parks suffered tragic accidents and weren't able to recover.

Nonetheless, people continue to hold these places deep in their nostalgic hearts, and memorial sites are all around from the Facebook group We Miss Games People Play to the blogs Magic Landing In Memoriam and Remembering Sea-Arama.

If you remember Sunshine Park in San Antonio's southside, or you can recall parties at Playland or family vacays to any of Texas' old amusement parks, share your best memories in the comments.

Scott came to the Express-News from the San Antonio Current, the Alamo City's alt-weekly publication, where she ran online and social programming. Prior to that Scott was the web editor at Texas Public Radio, the San Antonio NPR affiliate.


Amusement Parks - HISTORY

Amusement Parks in America

On warm Sunday afternoons during the summer, a crowd of over 15,000 people would be found at Columbia Beach.

Once upon a time, summer was a time for sea bathing, playing croquet, sailing and walking. Life didn’t have the hectic pace that keeps us distracted today. Thousands of people would flock to the beaches in the summers and especially on the weekends. Many people would even seek out Mineral Springs, looking for medicinal benefits. Swimming was much more popular in those days. The average home didn’t have running water, so baths were usually taken out of doors or on a trip to town.

Coney Island became an amusement resort, as did many other towns along the ocean shore. It is considered to be the birthplace of the American amusement resort. Several luxury hotels were built there in the 1870s and a ten-mile railroad was extended there from the city. Coney Island was described as “heaven at the end of a subway ride.” They also called it the “Nickel Empire.” Every ride cost 5 cents and so did a hot dog or a pop.

Carry-Us-All with wooden animals carved by Charles Loof in the 1870s.

The famed artisan Charles Looff came to Coney Island from Europe in the 1870s and he carved wooden animals that were attached to a circular floor that turned in circles. It opened in 1875 and it was known as a “Carry-Us-All” or carousel. Lamarcus Thompson built the world’s first roller coaster, the Switchback Railroad, in 1884 at Coney Island.

Most of the early amusement resorts sprang up near population centers like Coney Island in New York and Ocean Beach near the western edge of San Francisco. One of the earliest parks in the Northwest had beginnings as a baseball park constructed at the end of a cable car line on the Spokane River in Washington. Originally called Ingersoll Park, the baseball field opened on July 18, 1889.

In 1893, the Spokane Street Railway, which was owned by the Washington Water Power Company (WWP), bought the entire park and decided to expand it into an amusement park patterned after Coney Island. They built a swimming pool next to the river and set about to rename the park. They stumbled across the Latin word for an indoor swimming pool – natatorium. The new park was christened “Natatorium Park.”

One of the earliest parks, Chicago’s White City, grew out of the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. White City was the common name for dozens of amusement parks in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Inspired by the White City and Midway Plaisance sections of the World's Columbian Exposition, the parks started gaining in popularity in the last few years of the 19th century.

The enormously successful World's Columbian Exposition attracted 26 million visitors and featured a section that is now commonly considered the first amusement park: a midway, the mile-long Midway Plaisance, the first Ferris wheel constructed by George Ferris, Thomas Rankin's Snow and Ice Railway, a forerunner of the modern roller coaster, which was later moved to Coney Island as well as lighting and attractions powered by alternating current. Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti had just completed the first power plant with AC power in London only the year before.

The Columbian Exposition also featured the debut of several foods that became popular in the United States: the hamburger, shredded wheat, Cracker Jack, Juicy Fruit chewing gum and pancakes made using Aunt Jemima pancake mix. The Zoopraxographical Hall was the first commercial theater. Ragtime music composed and performed by Scott Joplin exposed millions of people to a new form of music and it instantly became a staple for fairs and carnivals.

While the Midway Plaisance became the Exposition's main drawing card, it was not the primary purpose of the World's Fair in the eyes of its founders, who pictured it to be the beginning of a classical renaissance featuring electrically-lit white stucco buildings collectively known as White City occupying the main court.

While White City gave the park its visual identity, the throngs who attended the Columbian Exposition tended to collect at the Midway Plaisance and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, which set up shop just outside the park grounds after the fair's founders rejected Buffalo Bill Cody's attempt to become an official Columbian Exposition exhibitor.

Chicago’s Columbian Exposition was destined to be remembered primarily for two ironic visions, that of the crowds at the Midway Plaisance, with exhibitions of boxer John L. Sullivan and exotic dancer Little Egypt as well as its games and its rides, and the architecture of White City.

Paul Boyton's Water Chutes, featuring a shoot-the-chutes ride that wasn't present in the Columbian Exposition, was the first amusement ride to charge admission when it opened in 1894. Inspired by the immediate success of his Water Chutes with 500,000 people visiting in its first year of operation, Boyton moved and expanded his Water Chutes in 1896. In 1895, Boyton also opened Sea Lion Park, one of the earliest embodiments of an amusement park, at Coney Island with several rides, including a shoot-the-chutes, an old mill ride and a sea lion show.

An enterprising man named George Tilyou operated Coney Island’s first Ferris wheel in 1894 at the Bowery, near the Iron Tower, which was built for the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876 and moved to Coney Island a year later. Tilyou built several other amusements that were scattered around Coney Island. In 1897, he consolidated all of his rides into one place by his Ferris wheel. Tilyou called it Steeplechase Park.

In the half decade after the end of the Columbian Exposition, the American concept of the amusement park was starting to take hold. White City amusement parks were making their appearance in Philadelphia in 1898 (it was also known as Chestnut Hill Park) and in Cleveland, Ohio in 1900. An explosion of nearly identical amusement parks soon followed. Parks were being erected at a frenetic pace.

A typical White City park featured a shoot-the-chutes and lagoon, a roller coaster (usually a figure eight or a mountain railway), a midway, a Ferris wheel, games, and a pavilion. Some White City parks featured miniature railroads. There were roughly 250 amusement rides operating in the United States in 1899 the number almost tripled to 700 by 1905 and more than doubled again to 1500 by 1919.

One of the earliest amusement parks in the west, Columbia Gardens, opened in Butte, Montana in 1900.

Railway companies, noticing the popularity of Midway Plaisance of the Columbian Exposition and the lack of railroad ridership on the weekends, constructed trolley parks as an effort to improve their bottom line. Power companies were starting to partner with railroad companies to create electric trolley companies and construct “Electric Parks.” Nearly every major city in America had at least one amusement park in the early years of the 20th century.

In 1901, partners Frederick Thompson and Elmer Dundy, operated the very popular ride they called "A Trip to the Moon" at the Pan-American Exposition which opened in Buffalo, New York. They also opened a similar ride at Coney Island’s Steeplechase Park.

Poor weather and bad economic conditions forced the closure of Sea Lion Park in 1902. Boyton sold Sea Lion Park to Thompson and Dundy who redesigned the park and reopened it as Luna Park in 1903.

The name Luna was derived from the brightly lit green and white cigar-shaped airship “Luna” which transported people on an imaginary Trip to the Moon. The spectacular new park, on the sight of the old Sea Lion Park, featured a forest of towers and spires lit at night by 122,000 electric lights. Luna was probably the most popular park at Coney Island.

A year later, in 1904, former New York State Senator William Reynolds opened Dreamland to record crowds and his theme was “Bigger and Better”. Whatever Luna built, Dreamland had to build it bigger and better. Where Luna had 250,000 lights, Dreamland had a million. On opening day, 135,000 eager patrons visited the park.

Some long-established parks changed their names to White City upon the addition of amusement rides and a midway. Like their Luna Park and Electric Park cousins, many cities had two (or all three) of the Electric Park/Luna Park/White City triumvirate in their vicinity, with each trying to outdo the others with new attractions.

Roller coaster designer and entrepreneur Frederick Ingersoll provided many parks with figure eight roller coasters and scenic railways long before expanding the Luna Park chain in 1905. Over a quarter century period, the Ingersoll Construction Company, erected more than eleven roller coasters per year.

The competition was fierce, often driving the electric parks out of business due to increased costs from equipment upgrades, upkeep and increasing insurance costs. Boyton's Water Chutes went out of business in 1908 in the face of increasing competition. More than a few succumbed to fire.

Only one park that was given the White City name continues to operate today: Denver's White City, which opened in 1908, is now known as Lakeside Amusement Park.

In 1900, Portland had 90,000 residents and it was the largest metropolis in the Northwest, Portland had the busiest port up the coast from San Francisco. The Alaska gold rush and the railroads began to make Seattle boom. Portland’s leaders decided a World’s Fair would bring the masses to Portland and they summoned the cutting-edge amusements of the day to come to Portland to help build the Lewis & Clark Exposition .

Guild’s Lake provided a perfect location for the popular Chute-the-Chutes at the Lewis & Clark Exposition. Three million people came to Portland’s Party and many of them decided to stay. Portland’s population doubled in the next five years.

Portland’s first amusement park, The Oaks, opened in Sellwood along the Willamette River in 1905.

A friendly rivalry developed between the builders of Oaks Park and the Lewis & Clark Expo and they had a race to see which could open first. Oaks Park opened two days before the Expo, on Memorial Day, May 30, 1905. In its first season, over 300,000 people packed the streetcars to visit the park and over 30,000 people would visit the park on Sundays and holidays. Oaks Park had a 4000-seat auditorium and The Oaks was said to have been John Philip Sousa’s favorite place to perform, having been there numerous times.

The only amusement park in Portland that survives today is Oaks Park, which is the oldest amusement park on the West Coast and the skating rink is the oldest rink west of the Mississippi.

Council Crest, the Dreamland of the Northwest, opened on Memorial Day in 1907. Council Crest’s dance hall at the “Top of the Town” was the place to go on a summer evening. There was a Scenic Railway (roller coaster) and the Columbia River Water Log Ride, which encircled the park.

The Portland Railway Light & Power Company conceived of Columbia Beach on Sand Island, (now Tomahawk Island), just to the east of Hayden Island. After several delays, Columbia Beach finally opened on August 5, 1916 after heavy August rains and unusually high water in the Columbia River. Even with the late opening, revenues for the Railway company increased greatly and Portland’s most popular new amusement resort saw many thousands of people.

Columbia Beach had excellent camping facilities and the dance floor was one of the largest in the country. There were dances seven days a week. There was a miniature railway, a ferris wheel, a merry-go-round, a motordome, a midway, athletic fields, a delicatessen, a grocery store and a roller skating pavilion.

According to an ad in the Sunday Oregonian from June 20, 1920, you could ride an airplane for free at Columbia Beach. You could fix a picnic lunch, take the Vancouver Line streetcar to the Park, watch a ballgame and visit the zoo. Then you could dance away the afternoon and night.

Jantzen Beach Amusement Park was heralded as Portland’s “Million Dollar Playground.” When it opened on Memorial Day, May 26, 1928, Jantzen Beach was the largest amusement park in the nation. The park sprawled over 123 acres at Hayden Island at the northern tip of Portland.

There was the huge Dipper roller coaster, the thrill rides, the midway games and midget auto racing. There was also the “Golden-Canopied Ballroom,” which attracted big name bands, and people from all over the world came to compete in the dance competitions, which were complete with orchestras.

When it opened on June 28, 1930, Lotus Isle was the largest amusement park in Portland on 128 acres. It was located just east of Jantzen Beach at the site of the old Columbia Beach. Lotus Isle was known as the “Wonderland of the Pacific Northwest” and you could take in over 40 rides.

The Grand Ballroom, which is thought to be the birthplace of the dance marathon circuit, was one of the first locations for the great walkathons where they would pack in 6,000 people and many more lined up outside to get in. Several of the organizers would go on to achieve fame and fortune all over the country. One of them, Leo Seltzer, would go on to start Roller Derby.

The ballroom was built at a cost of $60,000 with a wide veranda overhanging a lake. Many unfortunate problems beset the park and it was only open for three seasons. The ballroom caught fire the second season and burned to the ground. Dances were held the final season on the Blue Swan, a barge which was docked on the Columbia River.

Blue Lake Park which is located seven miles east of Portland, near Fairview, opened on July 3, 1925. The photo above from July 3, 1960, shows the Blue Lake Dance Hall and the Merry Mix-Up swing ride. Blue Lake will be remembered for swimming, boating, picnics, concerts, dancing and rides for all ages. The original Dance Pavilion burned in 1928 and it was soon replaced with the building above. Multnomah County took over the park in 1960 and removed all the rides. It is still a popular place for swimming and picnicking.

Oak Grove Beach, an amusement resort and park which operated from 1917 to 1929, spread out over 70 acres and it was accessible via the Milwaukie and Oregon City streetcars. Oak Grove Beach was mentioned in the July 1, 1925 edition of the Portland News. The article tells of rides, water chutes, toboggans, floats and high dives that were lit up by floodlights so the park could stay open till 11:00 at night.


Amusement Parks - HISTORY

Through 1908, Chicago led the nation in its number of amusement parks, including the Chutes, the original Ferris Wheel (at Clark and Wrightwood in Lincoln Park, 1896 to 1903), Sans Souci ( Woodlawn ), White City (Woodlawn), Luna Park ( New City ), and Forest Park. Joyland Park, owned and operated by African Americans, was part of the Bronzeville neighborhood during its 1920s heyday. Riverview, at Belmont and Western in North Center, was Chicago&aposs largest and longest-running park, surviving from 1904 to 1967. Riverview had the world&aposs first suspended roller coaster (1908) and first parachute ride (1936). Most legendary, however, was the Bobs (1924), perhaps the greatest coaster ever built.

Art Fritz&aposs pony-ride enterprise in suburban Melrose Park in 1929 turned into one of the first “kiddielands.” By 1944, there were 10 kiddielands in the Chicago area, presaging the explosion of such parks across America in the Baby Boom of the 1950s. Ironically, only Fritz&aposs original survived into the next century.

In the 1960s, as middle-class population shifted to the suburbs, old urban parks like Riverview closed, and California&aposs Disneyland (1955) provided the model for new, outlying “theme parks.” Santa&aposs Village, part of the first chain of theme parks, opened in East Dundee, 1959. Old Chicago, the first indoor shopping mall / theme park ( Bolingbrook, 1975 to 1980), foreshadowed Canada&aposs West Edmonton Mall and Minnesota&aposs Mall of America. Marriott&aposs Great America ( Gurnee, 1976 sold to the Six Flags chain, 1984) brought Chicago into the modern theme park era.

In 1995, a 148-foot Ferris Wheel—recalling the 1893 original—was erected at the renovated Navy Pier, a reminder of Chicago&aposs past amusement greatness.


10 Great American Amusement Parks

On July 17, 1955, Anaheim, California watched as Walt Disney dedicated and opened Disneyland, at the time, the premier amusement park in the world. The US has a long history of fine amusement parks, certainly making the US the amusement park capital of the world. Here we list 10 great parks, not necessarily the biggest, but 10 that draw the most people each year, and that we think you would especially enjoy visiting.

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10. Six Flags Magic Mountain, California (Valencia).

With 19 roller coasters, more than any other park in the world, this place gives Cedar Point a run for most thrilling park. Only open since 1971 (as Magic Mountain, before Six Flags bought it), this park is a bit younger than most of the big ones. Cracked fact: It is the Walley World of the 1983 classic film, National Lampoon’s Vacation.

9. Hershey Park, Pennsylvania (Hershey).

With 70 rides and 12 roller coasters and 3.1 million visitors a year, this is hardly the park Milton Hershey built for the leisure of his employees. It is still owned by the chocolate giant, and features a water park and zoo. Of course, it is next to Hershey’s Chocolate World which has restaurants and a ride that takes you through a virtual chocolate factory. Several other great amusement parks are fairly close, including our sentimental favorite, Knoebels Amusement Resort.

8. Kings Island, Ohio (Mason).

Scoring just behind its sister park to the north, Kings Island gets only about 100,000 fewer visitors than Cedar Point, with similar emphasis on thrill rides and mega-coasters, and of course, a water park. With 46 rides and 14 roller coasters (80 rides and attractions total) this is a major league park.

7. Cedar Point, Ohio (Sandusky).

The most visited amusement park in the US outside of California or Florida, this place has the beach, water park, marina, shows, and rides galore. Plus, it ranks at #1 (or close) in food quality every year. With a league leading 74 rides, 17 of them roller coasters, this is the king of the thrill rides parks. It is the only park in the world with roller coasters in all 4 height classes, including 4 over 200 feet tall.

6. Knott’s Berry Farm, California.

Established by Walter Knott, famous berry grower (first cultivator of boysenberries, a cross of raspberry, blackberry, dewberry and loganberry invented by a guy named Boysen), the berry part of the business is now owned by Smuckers of Orville, Ohio and the amusement park is owned by Cedar Fair of Sandusky, Ohio, the company that owns Cedar Point and Kings Island, giving the Farm more of a thrill ride emphasis. Cracked fact: Knott’s decided not to sell out to Disney for fear Disney would obliterate traces of the original Knott’s character. The park has 5 theme sections and a water park. Knott’s is now owned by Cedar Fair.

5. Universal Studios, Florida and Hollywood.

Movies are big business and almost everybody likes at least some movies. The Universal Studios parks (including Islands of Adventure in Orlando) are the premier place to celebrate the world of movies for the entire family. Close to 15 million people per year attend these 2 parks (combined) and 20 million when you include the Islands of Adventure park.

4. Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay.

The only park on the list out of sequence by visitor count, we put Busch Gardens ahead of Universal because of the more eclectic appeal of the park. (Nostalgia for the days of free samples of Anheuser-Busch products, that is.) Thrill rides and shows in an African setting, the park features animal exhibits and an associated water park, Adventure Island.

3. Sea World, Orlando.

Any Sea World is a wonderful place to see Killer Whales (Orcas), dolphins and seals performing spectacular displays, with a variety of top notch water oriented shows. Some may criticize the use of sea mammals in the shows, but that aside, the shows are fantastic. See the aquariums and other sea life displays or watch pearl divers at work. Millions do every year.

2. Disneyland/Disney’s California Adventure, Anaheim.

To many people, the original is still the best. The second most visited set of amusement complexes in the US, millions in the West save the long trip to Florida and go to the fantabulous parks in their own neck of the woods. (Snow White’s Castle ought to be on the California state flag.) The Disney parks have a spectacular array of rides, shows, and attractions, making them all around entertainment centers.

1. Disney World/Epcot, Orlando.

Including White Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, this is the most extensive amusement/theme park complex in the world. Obviously, anything this fantastic comes at a price, and the price is expense and crowds. Still, this most visited of all park complexes has so much to see and do you have to read about them individually. The ultimate fantasy vacation for kids (and grown up kids).

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Other lesser known Amusement Parks in Ohio

Everybody knows about Ohio's 2 monster amusement parks, but did you know the Columbus Zoo also has amusement park. In fact there are several other lesser known amusement parks in Ohio that might fit your family needs better than the flamboyant big guy up north or his twin brother in Cincinnati, but for folks with little ones and on a budget, you might want to consider these as good alternatives.

Jungle Jack's Landing

The Columbus Zoo is one of the world's premiere zoos, but it also has a much lesser known amusement park which helps round out Zoombezi Bay water park, an entirely separate section of the zoo. There's also throughout the zoo a number of amusement rides including a train ride, a beautiful and historic merry go round, pirate island boat ride, and several animal rides. Each of these items are in addition to regular zoo admission.

Jungle Jack's Landing is located inside the zoo and tickets can be purchased for individual rides or a single Zoo-it-All wristband can be purchased that will include all the park rides for one low price.

Tuscora Park, New Philadelphia

Located just of Interstate 77 south of Canton, the Tuscora Park Amusement park has something for just about everyone. The little ones will enjoy the many rides designed especially for the younger set. Adults can enjoy the swimming pools, fishing in the pond, or listening to live entertainment.

Memphis Kiddie Park

Memphis Kiddie Park is an Ohio Amusement Park with a tradition dating back to the 1950s when amusement parks were all the rage across Ohio. Most of these amusement parks have long since closed, but Memphis Kiddie Park remains providing generational entertainment. This amusement park is really for the kids. It features 11 amusement rides, an arcade and miniature golf course and is still a Cleveland landmark. Most of the rides are restricted to children about 4' tall or less.


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