NAPHA CHRONICLE 232.

[Magazine Vol.39/No.4: 2017. 22x28cm – 20 Pages – Full colour]. Chapter Points: Chicago’s Riverview… a half-century ago (a 5-page feature charting the good-times and end-times of Riverview Park that closed 50 years ago). The Whirl-Fly (2 pages: William D. Cronin’s ‘Novel Cycloidal Pleasure Railway’ and similar attractions and patents). Jus’ Down the Street (1 page: Three featured coasters pictured at the ‘end of the street’). Good / bad times (photos: Chutes ride at Riverview Park in Des Moines /  Chutes ride being demolished in 1978, Blackbeard’s Castle at Buckroe Beach / Bluebeard’s Castle deserted and overgrown with weeds in 1985, Redondo Beach’s Lightning Racer / Lightning Racer severely damaged following March 1915 storm). Looking back to 1937 (news: rides and coasters opening that year). Haunting Memories (photos: “Joyland” funhouse at Riverview Beach Park in New Jersey, “Haunted House” at West View Park in Pennsylvania, “The Wreck of the Hesperus” dark ride at Pleasure Island in Massachusetts, and the “Polarama” Pretzel dark ride at Clementon Park in New Jersey). John A. Miller’s Racing Monorail Coaster – Monterrey, Mexico (1 page). International Amusements (photos: Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s “Virginia Reel”, an illuminated “Scenic Railway” at Barry Island in Wales, a rooftop Ferris Wheel and Miniature Train in Japan in the 1960s, and “Montagne Russe” operating in Torino, Italy in 1908). Fun-in-the-Dark – night time photos. Roller coasters forgotten: Luna Park’s “Royal Giant Dips Coaster” in West Virginia, L.A.Thompson “Russian Railway / “Scenic Railway” / “Breezer” at Ontario Beach Park in New York, “Willow Grove Park’s “Coal Mine & Additional Scenic Railway”, and John A. Miller’s “Triple Racing Coaster” at the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition. Editor’s page (Jim Abbate reminisces about Wisconsin Dells‘ Familyland). A Step Back in Time to 1982 (1 page: photos and observations from 35 years ago). [Front cover: Illuminated façade of Aladdin’s Castle at Chicago’s Riverview Park. Back cover: Aladdin’s Castle lit at night, with the Pair-O-Chutes tower in silhouette]. [visit NAPHA]