Amusement Parks of Pennsylvania

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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 ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811726719
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Series: Amusement Parks Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 1,406,104
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 0.53 (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.
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Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
A History of the Amusement Park Industry 1
A History of the Amusement Park in Pennsylvania 23
Williams Grove Amusement Park 43
Idlewild and Soak Zone 51
Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom 64
Conneaut Lake Community Park 79
Lakemont Park 93
Waldameer Park and Water World 104
Kennywood 113
Bushkill Park 129
Hersheypark 138
DelGrosso's Amusement Park 152
Knoebels Amusement Resort 159
Dutch Wonderland 171
Sesame Place 180
Pennsylvania's Smaller Parks 187
Index of Major Rides in Operation in Pennsylvania 199
Bibliography 203
Index 205
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2002

    Future of Conneaut-Lake Park, uncertain

    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.

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