NAPHA CHRONICLE 233.

[Magazine Vol.39/No.5: 2017. 22x28cm – 20 Pages – Full colour]. Chapter Points: Terminal Park – Coney Island (3 pages about the New York amusement park, including The Automobile Aerial Racer). Saucer Hysteria (2 pages: How amusement parks exploited the UFO-mania of the 1940s and ‘50s). Looking back to 1947 (news: rides, coasters and parks opening and closing that year). American Mountains Scenic Railway (a 2-page pictorial focusing on a Scenic Railway located in St. Petersburg, Russia, from the mid-1930s until its demolition in 1941). Good / bad times (photos: Old Orchard Beach amusement area / Old Orchard Beach following a 1969 fire, Valleyfair!’s Renegade coaster / Renegade flooded in 2014, the façade of the “Laughing Gallery” at Oaks Park in Oregon / the “Laughing Gallery” condemned in the 1980s). Haunting Memories (photos: a two-storey “Glass House” at the Canadian National Exposition in 1982, the “Ghoul’s Eye” dark ride at Willow Grove Park in Pennsylvania, the “Pretzel” dark ride at Hanson’s amusement park in Pennsylvania, and a walk-through “Fun House” at Lake George, New York during the 1960s). Space World (1 page: the 1977 ‘simulated moon colony, research facility and amusement park’ proposed for Washtenaw County, Michigan). International Amusements (photos: 1914 Bristol International Exhibition’s “Figure Eight Coaster Railway”, an indoor ‘amusement park and Scenic Railway’ Dortmund, Germany in 1929, a 1920s German Festival with Carrousel and Ferris wheel, and the original “Grand National” racing roller coaster at the Wembley Exhibition in 1924). Fun-in-the-Dark – night time photos. Roller coasters forgotten: Silver Beach’s “Figure 8”, Canobie Lake Park’s racing coaster and “Mammoth” coaster, Revere Beach’s “Oriental Ride”, and Hazle Park’s “Greyhound”. Editor’s page (Jim Abbate is surprised at Six Flags Fiesta Texas billing their Wonder Woman Golden Lasso as “the world’s first single-rail coaster”. Jim shares details of several bygone single-rail-type coasters). Brian Butko’s book “Luna: Pittsburgh’s Original Lost Kennywood” (advertisement). [Front cover: Two views of the 1947-built Boomerang flat ride at Bertrand Island Park. Back cover: 1947 construction of the Rocket roller coaster at Playland Park in Texas, and the 1947 Gyro Globe at New York’s Coney Island]. [visit NAPHA]