Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! I hope everyone has a great day today!

Thanks for visiting my website for the last year and a couple months. It’s been a lot of fun and I look forward to publishing more and more articles and pages on the site. There will be lots more about Hersheypark, West View Park, and other parks and manufacturers!

If anyone has any questions or comments, feel free to leave them in the comments section here or on Facebook.

The Amusement Parkives on Facebook

Did you know The Amusement Parkives has a Facebook page? I know this will get shared directly to the page itself, so if you’re seeing this through the page, then yes, you certainly know about it!

But for others, I wanted to share that the Facebook page has been around for a little over a year, and I do share some content there that I don’t normally share on the website here.

Below are several examples of some content you might be missing if you’re not following (by following the page or giving the page a like) The Amusement Parkives on Facebook. This includes an upcoming book to be published about Pittsburg’s Luna Park, The Dark Ride Project, Bushkill Park, Conneaut Lake Park, and The Wild One turned 100.







Be sure to head over to The Amusement Parkives Facebook page for more content that can be seen through connections on Facebook!

Update | March 10, 2017

Hello everybody! I wanted to do a brief update post since it’s been quiet this week. I’ve been working on the Universal Mobility articles and I will be publishing them next week. I’ve got a bunch of articles that I’m working on so I decided to push the UMI articles to next week so I could focus a little more research and writing.

So look for more UMI articles next week. After I’ve finished the UMI series, I have a few Hersheypark related articles which I’ll be posting.

I also plan to write more about transportation systems in the future. I will be writing about Von Roll and Westinghouse, for example.

Until next time, thanks for reading. Have a great day!

Update | Monorail systems

Over the next few weeks I will be publishing articles about the manufacturers and designers of Monorail systems that have operated at amusement parks, zoos, world’s fairs, et cetera. I will be starting out with focusing on the Monorail at Hersheypark and the manufacturer and designer of that system. I will branch out to other companies beyond that, as well.

I wanted to take a moment to dedicate these articles to Kim A Pedersen, founder of The Monorail Society, who passed away on January 24. He had just published a book on monorail systems titled Monorails: Trains of the Future – Now Arriving. He will undoubtedly be missed in the community. I wish nothing but the best for his friends and family during these tough times.

Site update | 06.27.16

Hello everybody! I just wanted to give an update on the website this week.

I will be traveling for most of the week, so I will not be able to make any of the regular posts on the website (the Manufacturer Series and the Throwback Thursday series) this week. Those will resume next week.

The website will not go without new content, however. I will be traveling to Hersheypark and the Philadelphia Toboggan Company archives in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. I’ll be posting updates about this during this week.

Have a great day and thank you for visiting In The Park!

Site update | 05.01.2016

Hello everyone! I wanted to let you know that I have updated the scope of this website to include the histories of other amusement parks. I’ve always wanted to research other amusement parks local to Hershey aside from Hersheypark. From time to time I’ll be posting about that.

Since that falls outside of the scope of the Hersheypark History Group, I’ve created a new Facebook page for my website where all content posted on the site will be shared to. Articles about the history of Hersheypark will continue to be shared in the Hersheypark History Group, of course, but the page is just a place where everything can be centrally located.

Thank you so much for taking your time to check out my website and I plan to do keep maintaining this website for a long time to come. Best wishes!

Hersheypark History Group turns 1!

Okay, so I’m only kidding on that. I actually started the Hersheypark History Group on February 29, 2012. It’s really four years old, but this is the first time we could acknowledge the anniversary on the actual date.

This image was the first image I posted to the Hersheypark History Group when I made this group on February 29, 2012. This is an advertisement that appeared in The Patriot-News in April 1970.

First post to Hersheypark History Group