Amusement Parks History and Classic Amusement Parks
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.
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 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.
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.