PENNSYLVANIA’S LOST AMUSEMENT PARKS.

DVD_PennsylvaniasLostParks[DVD: Kelleher, Russell, & Young – 2007 – 145 mins]. (Three programmes on one DVD). “Life Was A Lark At Willow Grove Park” (49 mins). Willow Grove opened in 1896 and was perhaps the most elegant of all the trolley -company- inspired amusement parks in the US. Thrill-seekers flocked to such attractions as the Mountain Scenic Railway and the Captive Flying Machine. “Rediscover the Excitement: West View Park” (47 mins) documents 71 years of West View, that provided generations of Pittsburghers with fond memories of the Dips, Racing Whippet, and the Haunted House. “Amusement Park Memories” (49 mins), takes an affectionate look at: Euclid Beach Park, Kennywood, West View Park, Willow Grove Park, Palisades Park, Idora Park, Meyers Lake Park, Coney Island Cincinnati and Coney Island New York. ANDY SHINE SAYS: Guaranteed to send the Nostalgia-O-Meter into the red zone. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.