FREEDOMLAND 1960–1964.

Freedomland1960-1964[Book: Robert McLaughlin – 2015 – 17x24cm – 100 Pages – Many colour photos]. Freedomland (Bronx, New York) opened on June 19, 1960. Designed by Marco Engineering of Los Angeles for the International Recreation Corporation, it was the third and largest innovative theme park built across America to mimic Disneyland. Constructed in the shape of the United States and presenting 200 years of American history, Freedomland was intended to be both exciting and educational. Historically themed attractions and costumed cast members were located throughout the seven sections. Although it was open for just five seasons, the park’s guests and cast members were fortunate to have their very own “Disneyland of the East.” Chapter Points: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Disneyland to Freedomland; Theming of America; Merchandising at Freedomland; Freedomland Closes. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.