Amusement Parks of Pennsylvania

Amusement Parks of Pennsylvania

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by Jim Futrell
     
 
Pennsylvania is home to many classic amusement parks, several of which began operating as early as the late nineteenth century. Some of these parks maintain rides and amusements from their early years, preserving an atmosphere of nostalgia. Others have evolved with new trends in the industry, adding high-tech rides and water parks. This book begins with a concise

Overview

Pennsylvania is home to many classic amusement parks, several of which began operating as early as the late nineteenth century. Some of these parks maintain rides and amusements from their early years, preserving an atmosphere of nostalgia. Others have evolved with new trends in the industry, adding high-tech rides and water parks. This book begins with a concise history of the amusement park, then surveys the industry in Pennsylvania. A comprehensive guide to 13 parks in the state and a selection of smaller ones, complete with information on rides and attractions, follows. Packed with vintage postcard images and photos.

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To Jim Futrell, the historian of the National Amusement Park Historical Association, Disney World and Six Flags are just latecomers. In Amusement Parks of Pennsylvania, he describes the roller-coaster history of the state's playlands, several of which date back to the late 19th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811726719
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
Amusement Parks Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
704,284
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Futrell has worked as a marketing consultant for Kennywood Entertainment and Conneaut Lake Park and is the director and historian of the National Amusement Park Historical Association. A resident of Pittsburgh, he is the author of several articles on amusement parks and an avid collector of amusement park memorabilia.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 1, 1946
Place of Birth:
Austin, Minnesota
Education:
B.A., Macalester College, 1968; Graduate study at Harvard University

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Amusement Parks of Pennsylvania 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Grand old park-NW PA..Conneaut opens again but for how many seasons? For more on area parks see Jaques..on Kennywood,& Westview.He's aficianado-Roller Coasters (assoc),editor-& gives tours.