Amusement Parks of Pennsylvania (Google eBook)
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ShawnMarie - LibraryThing
For anyone who lives in PA and loves amusement parks, this is the book to have. It is dated and some of the parks (at least one I know of - Williams Grove) are no longer in operation and the pricing ... Read full review
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Page 3 - Typically built at the end of the trolley lines, these resorts initially were simple operations consisting of picnic facilities, dance halls, restaurants, games, and a few amusement rides. These parks were immediately successful and soon opened across America.