NAPHA NEWS 219.

NAPHA219[Magazine Vol.37/No.3: 2015. 22x28cm – 20 Pages – Full colour]. Chapter Points: Boardwalk Park was a short-lived Indiana amusement park. Iowa State Fairground’s early attractions. 1925 was a very good year – new parks/rides +Venice Pier’s Chinese Dragon Bamboo Slide, and New York Coney Island’s Thunderbolt and Teeter Coaster. Looking back to 1990: news from 25-years-ago. International Amusements (photos: a Shoot-the-Chutes in Japan in 1960?, Rodelbahn Scenic coaster in Germany during the early 1930s, a Scenic Railway at Luna Park/Exposition de Bruxelles in 1910, and a bicycle-type Merry-Go-Round in Dakar, West Africa). Laff in the Dark (night time photos: Palisades Park’s Frolic ride, the illuminated entrance to Lakeside Park’s Velvet Coaster in 1908, Maryland’s Playland Park +their Roller Coaster/Hurricane, and Buckroe Beach’s Ferris Wheel, Dips, and Cascades Mill Chute during the 1960s). Roller coasters forgotten: Sulphur Springs’ “Figure Eight” in Florida, Crystal Beach Park’s “Figure 8”, Rye Beach’s “Kentucky Thoroughbred”, and the “Giant Roller Coaster” at Newton Lake Park in Carbondale, Pennsylvania. Editor’s page +“Stella” the Tango Girl ride of 1917. Image potpourri: the lost parks of Illinois. [Front cover: A view from the front seat of New York’s Coney Island Thunderbolt in 1925. Back cover: The turnaround of the La Montana Rusa in Chapultepec Park in 1990]. [visit NAPHA]