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Great Old Amusement Parks

Great Old Amusement Parks
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Long before the days of giant theme parks, the United States had many, many amusement parks where families gathered for a cool escape on a hot summer day. This program celebrates these pre-Disney parks, visiting Playland in Rye, New York; Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana; and California's Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, where vacationers can still reach for the brass ring on the merry-go-round. The special also checks out some old wooden roller coasters and other classic rides. Narrated by Rick Sebak.







 

Long before giant theme parks existed, the United States' many regional amusement parks offered a cool escape for families on a hot summer day. This program celebrates these pre-Disney parks, visiting Playland in Rye, New York; Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana; and California's Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, where vacationers can still reach for the brass ring on the merry-go-round. The special, narrated by Rick Sebak, also checks out some old wooden roller coasters and other classic rides.

Distributed by: The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)


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