WESTERN NEW YORK AMUSEMENT PARKS.

WesternNewYorkParksIoA[Book: Rose Ann Hirsch – 2011 – 17x24cm – 130 Pages – Many B&W photos]. For more than 100 years, Western New Yorkers have enjoyed the region’s exciting amusement parks. During the days of trolleys and steamships, area businessmen created Celoron Park, Crystal Beach Park, and other fine local summer resorts. Decades later, lifelong memories were formed for neighbourhood baby boomers who visited Glen Park, Fantasy Island and Darien Lake. In the new millennium, the summer tradition of visiting local amusement parks continues with a blend of family-orientated parks and theme parks that appeal to all ages. Chapter Points: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chautauqua and the Southern Tier; Western New York’s Coney Island; The Lost Neighbourhood Parks; A Park is Reborn (Olcott Amusement Park); Fantasy on the Island; Fun in the Country. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.