One of the earliest rides purchased by Hersheypark, the Miniature Railroad debuted in 1910 and was operated to the 1971 season. This is a detailed review of the history of the Miniature Railroad.
Redondo Beach, California, operated a twin racing roller coaster called Lightning Racer, from May 1913 until October 1923. It was a twin, racing, out and back roller coaster, constructed at … Continue Reading Lightning Racer at Redondo Beach, CA | 1913 – 1923
Congratulations to Hersheypark for picking up a few Brass Ring awards at IAAPA 2017!
After the 1911 season, the popularity of the park’s first carousel required the park to purchase a larger carousel for the park. The original carousel, often called the Merry-Go-Round, was … Continue Reading Hersheypark’s Carrousel | 1912 – 1944
In 1983, Hersheypark began drafting operations capital requirements for the years 1984 to 1988. What was created wasn’t a plan for the park to follow, just an idea of what … Continue Reading What Could Have Been | Hersheypark in the mid-1980s
This is a biographical profile of Randall A. Duell, one of the preeminent amusement park designers of the 20th Century. But not only was he distinguished for that – he … Continue Reading Randall A. Duell
The City of Pittsburgh got its first roller coaster in 1885, at the Penn Incline Resort. This was not only Pittsburgh’s first roller coaster, it was one of the first … Continue Reading Pittsburgh’s first roller coaster
On April 24, 1894, the Schenley Park Pleasure Railway Company announced that a roller coaster was being built near the entrance of Schenley Park, on Forbes Street, opposite the Carnegie library. … Continue Reading Schenley Park Pleasure Railway in Pittsburgh | 1894 – 1897
West View Park opened on May 23, 1906, a Wednesday. Learn more about how the park was developed and who was on the first Board of Directors.
The Greater Pittsburgh Exposition was an annual event which occurred in the fall of each year between 1889 and 1916. The exposition was located where Point State Park and PNC Park … Continue Reading Pittsburgh Exposition roller coasters
With the year coming to a close, here is a look back at some of the articles published on the website in 2017!
Posted by vanalogue on YouTube, this is a look at the Pacific National Exhibition Midway in 1960. Merry Christmas to everyone! This video is from the midway of the 1960 Pacific National … Continue Reading Merry Christmas!
Here is your Hersheypark Update for December 13, 2017. Check out some photos of Boardwalk construction!
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Lots of things happened in Hersheypark since the last update, so take a look at this Hersheypark Update for November 9, 2017!
Sky Fun 1, Inc., was a company based in Longmont, Colorado. They are best known for the SkyCoaster at various parks.
A Ben Schiff Wild Mouse was purchased by Kennywood Park in 1958.
Cable Transportation Engineering Company, Incorporated, (CTEC) was a chairlift manufacturing company formed in in 1977.
This is a look at the entrances of Hersheypark in 1971 and 1972, in the transition of Hersheypark being renovated into a theme park.
Chester “Chet” Eben Albright, Jr., was a leading civil engineer and builder in Philadelphia. He was born on July 31, 1859 and died on March 29, 1949.
Makin’ Whoopie Pies is a food franchise that specializes in creating customized, made-to-order whoopie pies (also known as gobs, in western Pennsylvania).
Construction on the new 2018 Boardwalk attractions is underway!
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