Parks From the Past Volume 2

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Release Date: 2008
Exempt from classification
Region coding:
Not region coded
Running Time:
55 minutes
Sharpshooters Productions, Inc

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The second disc in a series, 'Parks From The Past Volume Two' contains scenes from many famous Amusement Parks, featuring:

  • Riverview Park, Des Moines, IA
  • Pacific Ocean Park, Santa Monica, CA park closed – film taken after auction
  • The Pike, Long Beach, CA (park was filmed in early morning prior to opening)
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Belmont Park, San Diego, CA
  • Excelsior Park, Excelsior, MN
  • Silver Beach, St. Joseph, MI (different footage from Volume One)
  • LeSourdesville Lake Park, Middletown, OH
  • Coney Island, Cincinnati, OH (last season of 1971!)
  • Coney Island, New York, NY
  • Euclid Beach Park, Cleveland, OH

The DVD shows many rare defunct parks and rides including:

  • Riverview Park Roller Coaster (Point-Of-View footage) and Over the Falls
  • Pacific Ocean Park Sea Serpent Coaster (closed and seen from distance)
  • The Pike Cyclone Racer Coaster (closed)
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Giant Dipper (POV)
  • Belmont Park Giant Dipper (POV)
  • Excelsior Park Cyclone Coaster (POV)
  • Silver Beach Comet Coaster (POV ride during summer. Closed winter footage too!)
  • LeSourdesville Lake Park Space Rocket Coaster (POV) (later known as the Screechin’ Eagle)
  • Cincinnati’s Coney Island Shooting Star (POV) and Teddy Bear (seen in operation)

Coney Island, New York Coasters:

  • Cyclone – (POV & other angles)
  • Thunderbolt – (POV!)
  • Tornado – (POV!)
  • Bobsleds - seen from midway

Euclid Beach Park Rides:

  • Thriller – (POV )
  • Flying Turns – (POV)
  • Racing Coaster – (POV)
  • Over the Falls – (POV)
  • Flying Scooters
  • Tumble Bug – (from side and POV)
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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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