Friday, August 31, 2012

Five Notable Things About Vintage Amusement Parks-- Part 1

From the August 15th Chicago Tribune.

1.  PAM TURLOW has written a book "The Cotton Candy Road Trip" about visits to 44 vintage amusement parks across America.  She says Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, Pa., as her favorite of them, citing its beautiful trees, high food quality and palpable sense of history.  They'll find an old ride, the blueprints or specs, and they will build it again."

2.  IN THE MIDWEST, besides Kiddieland and Santa's Village AZoosment Park, Turlow visited Nelis' Dutch Village in Holland, Michigan.  Three others she wants to see are Bay Beach Park in Green Bay, Wis., Little Americka in Marshall, Wis., and Indiana Beach Amusement Resort in Monticello, Ind.

3.  THE FIRST-RATE 2009 FILM "ADVENTURELAND" was not made at the Chicago-area park of that name, but based on one in Long Island where director Greg Mottolo worked in his youth.  Most of it was shot at Kennywood near Pittsburgh.

I wonder where the amusement park in "Zombieland" was?

More to Come.  --RoadDog

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