DVD_GreatOldAmusementParks[DVD: PBS Home Video – 1999 – 60 mins +extras]. Visit some of America’s most charming parks, from Lake Compounce in Connecticut to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in California. A celebration of places like Whalom Park in Massachusetts, Oaks Park in Oregon, Pennsylvania’s idyllic Idlewild and Ohio’s spectacular Cedar Point. It’s a fun trip from Lakeside to Lakemont and, of course, there are coasters, including the Thunderbolt at Kennywood, the Cyclone at Astroland, the Raven at Holiday World and San Diego’s Giant Dipper! Extras include: A look at long gone West View Park near Pittsburgh, stories about Olympia Park and Rainbow Gardens (McKeesport, Pennsylvania), with rare footage of Kennywood Park in 1941, and more! ANDY SHINE SAYS: I became totally engrossed in this wonderful programme. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Excellent / Recommended.