TheAmericanAmusementParkIndustry[Book: Judith A. Adams – 1991 – 15x22cm – 228 Pages – Few B&W photos]. In 1893, the World’s Columbian Exposition rose from the swamps of Chicago, a shining “White City” that dazzled visitors with its vision of Utopia. Here, people could escape from everyday reality to marvel at technological innovations, thrill on the newly invented Ferris wheel, and gape at representations of exotic cultures. Selected Chapter Points: Pleasure Parks and Mechanized Amusement Apparatus; The World’s Columbian Exposition; Steeplechase, Luna, and Dreamland; The Rise and Decline of the Traditional Amusement Park 1900-1950; Disney; Theme Parks; A Chronology 1133-1990. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.