ONCE UPON A TIME IN PLAYLAND.

OnceUponATimeInPlayland[Book: Shoreline Historical Museum – 2005 – 22x28cm – 40 Pages – Many B&W photos]. From 1930 to 1960 Playland Amusement Park (Seattle, Washington) did more than just amuse the population. It became the darling of the northwest throughout the Depression and beyond, entertaining many thousands more. It was the last trolley park to be built in the United States, and throughout World War II, Playland presented one of the few opportunities to have fun inexpensively. Chapter Points: Introduction (Kay Schlegel); Bitter Lake Amusement Company; Playland Beginnings; The Fun House; Entertainment and Oddities; The Dipper; The Train; Shoot the Chutes; The Red Bug; More Rides; Getting There; The Fire of 1953; Aurora Speedway; Fond Memories. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Fair.