Magic Mountain

Magic Mountain

by Robert McLaughlin


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Nestled in the foothills of Golden, Colorado, construction began on Magic Mountain just two years after Disneyland's opening season. Through never-before-seen photographs, Magic Mountain tells the exciting story of the first attempt in America to spread the Disneyland model. The dream of a theme park in Colorado was conceived by Walter F. Cobb and designed by Marco Engineering of Los Angeles. The park saw tens of thousands of visitors, even during the construction period. They witnessed live gunfights and playhouse melodramas and took a ride on the Magic Mountain railroad. Unfortunately, the park closed at the end of its premier season in 1960, but it would eventually evolve into Heritage Square. For over 40 years, this venue brought fun and entertainment to the young and young at heart, following Cobb's vision of a clean, entertaining, and educational park for the whole family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781531697938
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 04/25/2016
Pages: 98
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Robert McLaughlin has an avid interest in the history of theme parks. He is the author of two books in the Images of America series, Pleasure Island and Freedomland, and two books in the Images of Modern America series, Pleasure Island: 1959-1969 and Freedomland: 1960-1964.

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