Tram services for amusement parks were a particularly popular concept for modern theme parks. This was due to the large size of parking lots necessary for such large parks. This is a look at one company that supplied trams for theme parks. Minibus, Inc., was a transportation company based in southern California. It was founded
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The featured photo above is courtesy of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company. Ride The New Carrousel On Sunday, May 20, 1945, a mere twelve days after Germany surrendered to the Allies in World War II, the venerable carousel known as PTC #47, began to operate in Hersheypark. This carousel was much more impressive than its
Omnivision, Inc., was a company that was incorporated in Sarasota, Florida, from 1976 until 1994. Omnivision existed as a subsidiary of Omni Films International, Inc., a successor company to Omnivision. The successor company existed until 1994, when the company was purchased by Iwerks Entertainment, Inc., of Burbank, California. Cinema 180 history Fred Hollingsworth III began
The featured photo above is courtesy the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society. If you are interested in looking at more photos in their collection, check out the Historical Society’s Online Collections Database after reading this article! On April 21, it was the 50th anniversary of the opening of Hersheypark for its 1968 season. This was Hersheypark’s
The Rotor was invented in Europe in the 1940s and was brought to the United States in 1951. Kennywood Park installed a Rotor in 1955, and Hersheypark installed a Rotor in 1970.
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.
I recently wrote about a water ride at Hersheypark called Bike Boats. I wanted to look into the subject of the ride a bit more, so here is a look at the Bike Boats ride, one of the most popular attractions in 1930 and 1931. Bicycle boats have been patented as far back as the
In 1942, Theodore “Ted” Sneed of St. Louis, Missouri, became interested in building a children’s carnival ride. In taking parts from scratch, he built his first carnival ride, which he set up on a St. Louis street. Hampton Amusement Company This first ride would be the first of many for the Hampton Amusement Company. Sneed