NAPHA CHRONICLE 234.

[Magazine Vol.39/No.6: 2017. 22x28cm – 20 Pages – Full colour]. Chapter Points: Kings Island – Kings of Timber (5 pages: an in-depth look at Kings Island’s wooden roller coaster history). Bay Beach’s 125th Birthday Bash (2 pages: NAPHA visits the Green Bay, Wisconsin amusement park to celebrate). The Tippler Coaster (1 page: Albert G. Sharkey’s 1910 tilting ‘Car For Roller Coasters’ patent +the 1912 Tippler Coaster incident at Coney Island, New York). Good / bad times (photos: “Entrance” to West End Heights amusement park in 1895 / West End Heights’ Scenic Railway destroyed by 1913 fire, “The Mill” at Palisades Amusement Park / “The Mill” and additional buildings burning during a 1935 fire, “The Bucket O’ Blood” dark ride at Dorney Park / “The Bucket O’ Blood” engulfed in flames in 1983). Looking back to 1957 (news: rides and coasters opening that year). Haunting Memories (photos: the “Moulin de La Sorciere” dark ride at La Ronde in 1985, the “Haunted Inn” dark ride at the Myrtle Beach Pavilion in 1981, the “Haunted Mansion” walk-through at Thumb Fun amusement park in Wisconsin in 1987, and the “Cockeyed Circus” walk-through at Ponchartrain Beach in the early 1940s). Park Carousels (1 page: the Carousels of Le Sourdsville Lake, Americana Amusement Park, Cascade Park and Geauga Lake Park). International Amusements (photos: day and night views of the “Himalayabahn” roller coaster operating in Leipzig, Germany in 1939, the illuminated “Flight Tower” at Japan’s Ikoma Sanjo Amusement Park in 1929, the “Teufelskutsche” roller coaster in 1930s Germany, and the illuminated “Alpenbahn” roller coaster in Hamburg, Germany during the 1930s). Fun-in-the-Dark – night time photos. Roller coasters forgotten: Bergen Beach’s “L.A.Thompson Scenic Railway”, Central Park’s “Thriller” / “Giant Coaster”, Put-in-Bay’s “Figure Eight”, and Venice, California’s “Some Kick”. Editor’s page (Jim Abbate shares his photos and recollections of Quebec’s Les Galeries de la Capitale shopping mall / amusement park from his 1995 visit). Ghosts of Summers Past (1 page: Jim Abbate reminisces about the rides and coasters he was fortunate to experience before they were demolished). [Front cover: Views of Kings Island’s Beast roller coaster soon after debuting in 1979. Back cover: An imposing image of the Zippin Pippin roller coaster at Bay Beach Amusement Park]. [visit NAPHA]