VHS_CanadianaAndCrystalBeach[VHS: WEX Studio – 1999 – 59 mins]. Sail back to the days of the Big Band dances, scream-filled rides on the Cyclone, and smooth, breezy rides on the popular Crystal Beach (Ontario, Canada) boat. This presentation covers the rich history of these summertime traditions. From its simple beginnings as a religious campground in 1888 to its colourful heyday in the ’50s & ’60s, witness the fascinating history of Crystal Beach Park. See turn-of-the-century growth and expansion. Celebrate the opening of the Dance Hall and gasp in awe at the 1927 debut of the Cyclone! Watch as familiar attractions begin to appear and be amazed by those you missed! Experience the brand-new Comet coaster and delight in the colourful playground of the Crystal Beach at its playful best. Enjoyed by millions of Western New Yorkers, witness the splendour and beauty of the Canadiana as she glides between Buffalo and Crystal Beach. ANDY SHINE SAYS: I enjoyed this film very much. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.

  • Derek Sailors

    This is a film that I enjoyed. It was very interesting. Great filming. Some awesome older footage was well the newer park footage. It was just the right length as well. This film made me more interested in the old steamers which were big in the early days of such parks such as Crystal Beach and Boblo Island to name a couple. I do recommend it. I would rate it a 7.5/10.