Great Old Amusement Parks

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Long before the days of giant theme parks, the United States had many amusement parks where families gathered for a cool escape on a hot summer day. Celebrate these pre-Disney parks with visits to Playland in Rye, New York; Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana; and California’s Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, where vacationers can still reach for the brass ring on the merry-go-round.

 
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Long before the days of giant theme parks, the united states had many, many amusement parks where families gathered for a cool escape on a hot summer day. This program celebrates these pre-disney parks, visiting places like playland in rye, new york; holiday world in santa claus, indiana; and california's santa cruz beach boardwalk, where vacationers can still reach for the brass ring on the merry-go- round. The special also checks out some old wooden roller coasters and other classic rides. Narrated by rick sebak.
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