FreedomLandIoA[Book: Robert McLaughlin & Frank R. Adamo – 2010 – 17x24cm – 128 Pages – Many B&W photos]. Billed as New York’s answer to Disneyland, Freedomland (Bronx) opened on 19 June 1960. Designed by Marco Engineering of Los Angeles for the International Recreation Corporation, Freedomland transformed a former landfill, lowlands, and farms into an exciting theme park in the shape of the United States. Recall boat rides on the Great Lakes, putting out a fire in Chicago, dancing under the stars at the Moon Bowl, or taking a train ride all the way to San Francisco, Freedomland was like walking into a history book. Chapter Points: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Concept to Opening Day; From 1960 to 1964; The Entertainers; After Freedomland. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.