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Amusement Parks History and Classic Amusement Parks

Some remain, many are long gone, all hold a nostalgic place in the hearts of people who spent carefree, special moments there with family and friends.
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Quassy Amusement Park

Canobie Lake Park

What is the Difference Between a Theme Park and an Amusement Park?
Amusement park or theme park? If you have you ever wondered what, if anything, distinguishes one from the other, here is your (somewhat murky) answer.

Coney Island

Cedar Point

Coney Island in Cincinnati, Ohio

Flying Horses Carousel

Flying Horses Carousel Mini Photo Gallery

Lake Compounce

Luna Park at Coney Island

The Myrtle Beach Pavilion Amusement Park

Scream Zone at Coney Island

Santa's Village- New Hampshire

What is a Trolley Park?

The National Amusement Park Historical Association (NAPHA)
An educational and enthusiasts' organization dedicated to all aspects of amusement parks, past and present.

American Carousel Society
This group's aim is to preserve the few remaining operating "Golden-Age" carousels.

The Dark Ride and Funhouse Historical Society
If roller coasters and carousels have their boosters, why not dark rides? Why, indeed. Check out this site's loving ode to classic dark rides.

Revere Beach
Revere Beach was the country's first public beach. It was also an amusement park haven and was once the Boston area's answer to Coney Island. Sadly, all of the amusements are gone today, but the memories live on at this info-packed site.

Pleasure Island
This Boston area theme park was modeled after Disneyland and delighted a generation of New England Baby Boomers when it was open during the 1960s.

West Mifflin (near Pittsburgh), PA. Kennywood is home to some of the most beloved coasters including the Thunderbolt and the Phantom's Revenge. May have the best fries in the world.

Defunct Amusement Parks
Defunct but not forgotten. Return with us now to those thrilling parks of yesteryear.

Closed Canadian Parks and Attractions
An exhaustive trip down memory lane--or is that memory midway? More than eighty Canadian parks, arranged by province and city, are represented.

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