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Amusement Parks of Pennsylvania by Jim…

Amusement Parks of Pennsylvania

by Jim Futrell

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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 and parking info are off, but you can expect that to happen as the book ages and is not updated.

The history of the parks is explained in some detail and it is fascinating to track the path of a park you are visiting to learn what is original and what has been replaced.

We are so very lucky to have such a wide variety of amusements so close together that EVERYONE should make a trip to PA to ride some rollercoasters and eat some cotton candy. ( )
  ShawnMarie | Aug 18, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0811726711, Paperback)

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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