Parks From the Past Volume 1

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Release Date: 2007
Exempt from classification
Region coding:
Not region coded
Running Time:
55 minutes
Sharpshooters Productions, Inc

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A compilation of historic films showing some of America's favourite amusement parks as they were in the early 1970s.

The first disc of a series, 'Parks From The Past Volume One', contains scenes from many famous Amusement Parks, featuring:

  • Queens Park, Los Angeles, CA
  • LA County Fairgrounds, Pomona, CA
  • Elitch's Gardens, Denver, CO
  • Lakeside Park, Denver, CO
  • Lagoon Park, Farmington, UT
  • Riverside Park, Indianapolis, IN
  • Silver Beach, St. Joseph, MI
  • Idlewild Park, Ligonier, PA
  • Hershey Park, Hershey, PA
  • Dorney Park, Allentown, PA
  • Playland Park, Rye, NY
  • Rockaway's Playland, Rockaway Beach, NY
  • Palisades Park, Cliffside Park, NJ

The DVD shows many rare defunct parks and rides including:

  • LA County Fair Junior Coaster (Point-Of-View footage)
  • Elitch's Wildcat Coaster (POV)
  • Elitch's Mr. Twister Coaster (POV)
  • Lakeside Cyclone (POV)
  • Lakeside Staride (very brief clips but only known footage of it running)
  • Silver Beach Comet Coaster (POV)
  • Riverside Park Flash Coaster (POV) (possibly the last week of operation)
  • Hershey Park Comet (POV)
  • Dorney Park Coaster (aka Thunderhawk) POV
  • Playland Park Dragon Coaster (with original Prior & Church trains) POV
  • Rockaway's Playland Coaster (aka Atom Smasher) POV
  • Palisades Park Giant Coaster
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I thoroughly enjoyed both of these programmes. Step back a few decades to marvel at various US parks and roller coasters - many long-lost, and some all but forgotten - as they appeared at that time! My personal highlights were witnessing the coasters (POVs) of Euclid Beach Park (Cleveland, Ohio) which closed for good on Sunday 28 September 1969, and Coney Island's Thunderbolt and Tornado (POVs). A wonderful piece of Americana!
Simon Andrew Shine Baynham,

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